Encompassing a broad range of endeavours, our current program areas are:
- Community Wellbeing
- Environment & Conservation
- Health & Disability
- Medical Research
- Science, and
- Major Grants
The Foundation also manages The Alec Prentice Sewell Gift which makes grants through the Education, Community Wellbeing and Arts program areas.
Grantseekers can find more detailed information on the specific program funding objectives by following the links above.
While each program area has its own grantmaking priorities and objectives, the Foundation’s general principles are to fund prevention rather than cure, and to support and encourage excellence. We also look for innovative solutions and ideas, and assess the long-term sustainability of the projects we support. As a contemporary philanthropic foundation we believe it is important to work in collaboration with others. We take a strategic approach to grantmaking to try to ensure each grant has the greatest possible impact on a particular problem, challenge or opportunity.