In the media: Murray flood disaster banks on new philanthropic fund

On February 22, Foundation SA launched its dedicated Disaster Recovery Fund, established exclusively to support community-led recovery from the Murray River floods.


This week, the philanthropic endeavour made it into the headlines, with a comprehensive article published on independent news site, InDaily.

“Flood-ravaged River Murray regions are being helped on their road to recovery by a new fund established by Foundation SA — as it helps businesses and families to set up their own philanthropic “mini foundations” minus the red tape.”

“With several philanthropic foundations already committing their significant financial support to the cause, it’s time to maximise our impact,” says Sophie Doyle, Foundation SA’s Philanthropy and Engagement Manager.


InDaily has supported our call to arms for all South Australians to make their own tax-deductible donation and support the recovery of their fellow South Aussies.

Its new public campaign through the disaster recovery fund was started to support the well-being and recovery of Riverland and Murraylands communities hit by life-changing floods earlier this year.

“We have already raised more than $70,000,” says Sophie, adding that the foundation is working with the state flood coordinator, Rotary groups throughout the Riverland and government to establish how this money is best distributed.


“We are trying to demonstrate that in times of natural disaster we can be the portal to make this happen.”


Read the full article on InDaily


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