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Geelong Community Foundation

Geelong Community Foundation



Your gift working forever

The Geelong Community Foundation encourages individuals, families, businesses and other organisations to make donations to help meet our community's needs, now and in the future. 

Every year, more than 40 community organisations across the Geelong region receive high-impact grants from the Geelong Community Foundation. Over $8.7 million has been granted since 2001.

The Foundation operates in four regions: City of Greater Geelong, Surf Coast Shire, Borough of Queenscliffe and the southern part of the Golden Plain Shire. We support eight impact areas for grant-making across the Geelong region: health, aged care, family, youth, education & training, research & innovation, arts and heritage, and community wellbeing.

The Geelong Communtiy Foundation makes philanthropic giving easy and rewarding. There are several giving options to help you make a difference.

Sub Funds
Sub Funds are the core of the Foundation’s lasting impact. Over the 18 years since the Foundation was created, the inspiring vision of more than 140 philanthropic individuals, families and businesses has built a corpus of over $24 million, from which income is derived for annual distribution as community grants. Administration of the fund is just 1% of corpus.

With a gift of $10,000 or more (a one-off gift or donations planned over months), a donor can establish a Named Sub Fund within the Geelong Community Foundation. named Sub Funds provide a simple, flexible, cost effective and reliable means through which people and organisations can achieve their philanthropic aims in perpetuity.

There is also the option to make a bequest in your Will to the Geelong Community Foundation. Read more about bequest gifts at

The Geelong Community Foundation values and appreciates donations of any size – every gift adds to the endowment and our grant-making capacity.

There is nothing more satisfying than ensuring a disadvantaged person receives the opportunity to reach their potential.

To make a one-off or regular gift, please donate via the links below.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss creating a Sub Fund or making a bequest, please contact:

Gail Rodgers
Chief Executive Officer
, Geelong Community Foundation

Tel: 03 5244 7831 

Tony McManus
Development Manager, Geelong Community Foundation 
Tel: 03 5244 7830, Email:

Our deepest gratitude, on behalf of grantee organisations and the Geelong community, to each and every donor who supports the Geelong Community Foundation.

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Contact Details

PO Box 1


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.