Partners & Supporters

By joining philanthropy with government, business and grassroots community organisations change for good happens

Government

NSW Department of Family and Community Services

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services has partnered with Sydney Community Foundation by providing a $500,000 Challenge Grant to extend the Place-Based model of philanthropy in Warwick Farm and into two other locations, Fairfield and Campbelltown. The grant was first-of-its-kind in NSW and has accelerated the program significantly by challenging us to find matched funds from donors.

Business

Westpac Ruby Connection 

Westpac Ruby Connection is a supporter of the Sydney Women's Fund. Ruby Connection is the key event sponsor of our 2014 Saluting Sydney Women Lunch hosted in honour of Her Excellency, Professor Dame Marie Bashir AD, CVO,  Patron of the Sydney Community Foundation.

Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank's Women in Focus group has been a great supporter of the Sydney Community Foundation and its Sydney Women’s Fund. Women in Focus arranged a amazing function at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC) in Warwick Farm for International Women’s Day in 2014. 150 Staff attended from Commonwealth Bank and raised funds on the day for the Strive project at LNC. The Hon. Pru Goward spoke about the success of Sydney Community Foundation's Place-Based Philanthropy program, the NSW Department of Family and Community Services challenge grant and her personal hope and dreams for the women and girls of Sydney.

Commonwealth Bank’s Women in Focus has more recently hosted Sydney Community Foundation’s Tax and Giving: All you need to know for June 30. Seminar presented by John King of Prolegis for our Professional Advisor Network.

Read more about the extremely successful International Women’s Day 2014 at Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections.

Adobe

Adobe have partnered with us on several projects in Warwick Farm.

They have funded Warwick Farm Public School's 'Technology Library' as part of Sydney Community Foundation’s Place-Based Philanthropy program in south western Sydney.

The Principal of the school was concerned at children falling behind their peers in better socio-economic circumstances due to a lack of access to technology at home.

With the intention of educating children as early as possible, each child in Kindergarten is able to take a technology device home from school each night. The library holds a variety of devices all offering educational programs which it is anticipated will assist the children in confidence, comfort around technology and academic results.

Ebay

Ebay has funded Women’s Business. A mobile micro-business incubator in Warwick Farm and Heckenberg. This project allows recent Doorways to the Future project participants to use their newly acquired TAFE qualifications alongside mentoring provided in the incubator to start a small business, further their employment pathways and make a start towards achieving independence.

Foundation Partners

Weir Anderson Foundation

The WeirAndreson Foundation is a major donor to the Sydney Women's Fund. Deanne Weir is a regular and ongoing donor to the Sydney Community Foundation who gives with energy. She recognises the need to support women and girls in order to strengthen Sydney as a strong and fair place for everyone.

Sherry Hogan Foundation

The Sherry Hogan Foundation support the work of Sydney Community Foundation in many different ways as funders, as supporters of scholarships for indigenous students in early learning and in the governance of Sydney Community Foundation.   

Snow Foundation

The Snow Foundation and its CEO Georgina Byron is active in supporting and funding the grass- roots organisations supported by the Sydney community Foundation in Western Sydney. Georgina is a humanitarian who sees the need to support and help the disadvantaged in Sydney.

McLean Foundation 

The McLean Foundation supports our Placed-Based Philanthropy program in Warwick Farm ProjectWOW! of Sydney Community Foundation in Western Sydney with generosity believing that through education and social enterprise real change can be achieved.

Founding Partners

 

Four founding members came together to work co-operatively on building the Foundation - CAF Australia, United Way Sydney, Philanthropy Australia and an individual, Heather Kent. It was felt that each had a valuable contribution to make to the Sydney community.

Founding Donors

  

Financial support for infrastructure costs was received from several donors including the then NSW Premier's Department, The Sydney City Council, The Myer Foundation and a variety of Sydney individuals.

Community Partners

Liverpool Neighbourhood Connections (LNC) is a grassroots community services provided in the Liverpool Local Government Area.

The LNC Community Centre at Warwick Farm is a center for the Sydney Community Foundations' Place based work. It was where out work began with members of the community,Liverpool Council, NSW Police,  and NSW Health all identifying  community need and working out ways to create change.

ProjectWOW! Partners

NSW Family and Community Services Bankstown

The NSW Department of Family and Community Services has partnered with Sydney Community Foundation by providing a $500,000 Challenge Grant to extend the Place-Based model of philanthropy in Warwick Farm and into two other locations, Fairfield and Campbelltown. The grant was first-of-its-kind in NSW and has accelerated the program significantly by challenging us to find matched funds from donors.

Portland House Foundation

Portland House Foundation is a private family foundation in Melbourne. The charter of the Foundation is to assist people to move out of situations of disadvantage. Portland House has been a generous partner in the Sydney Community Foundation’s innovative Place Based program in South Western Sydney ProjectWOW! The program relies on Foundation partners, government, donors, local a businesses, council and communities working together for positive change in people’s lives, through access to skills, learning and belonging.  

 

 Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

“In honouring our founders’ beliefs and intentions, VFFF seeks opportunities to care for Australians and benefit our country”. This is the message from VFFF who were a founding partner and innovator in place based philanthropy. Their funding assisted programs in Warwick Farm and Fairfield communities to assist people to gain skills, access to education and work. 

 

 

 

 

Ian Potter Foundation

Melbourne Based, Ian Potter Foundation makes grants for charitable purposes in Australia. Areas of interest are the arts, education, environment and conservation, health, social welfare, science and community.

Generous funding to a Sydney Community Foundation three year  place based program in Fairfield will improve the opportunities for young people to complete studies at high school and learn skills for work and life.

Snow Foundation

The Snow Foundation is the creation of brothers Terry Snow and George Snow who established the foundation in 1991 to benefit the disadvantaged in the community.

A generous gift to WhiteLion to a ProjectWOW! project working to assist youth at risk to gain education and life skills will enable Sydney Community Foundation’s place based work to expand into the Campbelltown area, south west of Sydney.