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Northern Rivers Community Foundation


The Northern Rivers Community Foundation is an independent philanthropic foundation, providing a sustainable way to benefit the community of the Northern Rivers region.

The Foundation gathers gifts from a wide range of donors. These gifts can either be for general giving purposes where the donations are pooled to form a capital base which is invested; or they flow through into a specific funding initiative that has been selected by NRCF and the donor, such as the Back to School Program.

For those donations that are invested, the Foundation grows the capital base by investing with professional fund managers. Only the income from the investments is used to fund community projects. In this way, a donor's gift continues to benefit the community year after year.

The Foundation gives the income earned on investments back to the community through an annual grants program. This Grants program supports social, environmental and cultural needs in the NSW Northern Rivers region. The Foundation ensures that grant funding is distributed effectively by drawing upon needs base information from credible community and government organisations.

NB - To ensure your donation goes to the area that you would most like to support, please make sure you select which fund you would like to support from the drop-down box on the next page.

How will the funds be used?

The Foundation will either direct your donation to the funding initiative you select, or the donation will contribute to the annual grant-giving program where funds are distributed to not-for-profit cause-based organisations with projects that aim to alleviate disadvantage in our region.

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Contact Details

PO Box 1426


Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.