Our Core Purpose:
The Geelong Community Foundation exists to make a lasting difference to people in the Geelong Region.
The Geelong region has needs which are not being met from other funding sources. The Geelong Community Foundation encourages individuals, families, corporates and other organisations to make donations to meet these needs, now and in the future. These donations are retained as capital by the Foundation to build a perpetual and substantial fund for philanthropic purposes, with only the income from this capital used to make local community grants.
Encourage giving by providing advice and support to donors
Manage and invest funds prudently, to achieve fund growth and good returns
Make grants for the long-term benefit of our community and evaluate their effectiveness
Provide a simple, cost effective way to make substantial donations
Be part of new initiatives and achievements in community building
Maintain professional standards, service and transparency to the community.