May 25

Three ways to grow giving in South Australia and beyond

Growing giving within our community, and responding to the needs of our community, are the two motivations upon which Foundation SA was built.   As with all community foundations, our structure, our collaborative approach and our strong connections to our local community make philanthropy accessible and impactful for people who may have thought it was […]

March 21

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 […]

February 22

Launching the SA Disaster Recovery Fund – supporting flood impacted communities

The South Australian floods were a devastating event that has brought about heartache and a long road ahead to rebuilding the resilience and spirit that our Riverland and Murraylands communities are known for.   The State Government made a commitment to and is working hard to get these communities back online. The government is currently […]

December 8

A Lifetime Passion for Conservation

Dr David Paton AM has been passionate about conservation since he was a youngster. As an eight year old boy, David would accompany his grandfather, Sir John Cleland on field-trips in the Adelaide Hills, collecting mushrooms and identifying rare birds. “One day in our backyard in Beaumont I saw a bird I’d never seen before […]

December 5

Year in Review Released

It’s hard to believe Foundation SA has been going for over 12 months! See what we’ve been up to in our first year here:   Foundation SA Year in Review

November 15

Foundation SA Donor Event

On Monday 14 November, Foundation SA hosted a celebration event, thanking the families, individuals and businesses who have joined the giving community since launching 18 months ago. Fifty donors attended the event at the JamFactory Adelaide featuring a special viewing of artist Peter Walker’s exhibition ‘Tanglewood’. Nikki Hamdorf, Partnerships Manager, JamFactory and Jim Carreker, founding […]

September 13

Adelaide based giving circle sticks like MUD

The MUD Literary Club is a unique philanthropic group in Australia, uniting passionate literary supporters to fund an annual cash prize recognising an emerging Australian literary talent for their first literary novel, awarded at Adelaide Writers Week.   With some of Australia’s most talented writers having been past recipients, the prize now stands as an important […]

September 8

Creating the perfect chemistry for corporate giving

Leading South Australian chemical supplier ChemSupply Australia launched their employee-led corporate giving program in August, kicking it off with a $20,000 donation to Foodbank SA utilising Foundation SA’s matching program. Building on a long-term association between ChemSupply Australia and food relief organisation Foodbank SA, CSA Community seized on an opportunity for matched funding from the […]

June 9

Celebrating our first birthday with new giving milestones

When Foundation SA launched a year ago, no one could’ve predicted how warmly it would be embraced by the wider South Australian community.   One of the earliest challenges was helping people understand the benefits of structuring charitable donations using the community foundation model which offers all the joy of giving minus the administrative headaches. […]

June 6

Neighbourhood Grants Awarded

We are delighted to announce that we have awarded $10,000 in Foundation SA’s first Neighbourhood Grants round.  We received 11 applications and awarded 5 grants of $2,000 each, with an additional project receiving funding from one of our sub-funds.   The Neighbourhood Grants aim to support acts of community connection that strengthen the bonds of […]

June 2

5 Year Vision for Foundation SA

We are delighted to launch Foundation SA’s 5 year strategy, outlining our vision for the state and 5 core activities we will focus on to achieve it.   The strategy reflects our learnings from the first 12 months and the community consultation process we conducted in early 2022.   To ensure we’re representative of the […]

April 11

Grant Round Open!

Foundation SA is excited to launch our first grant round – Neighbourhood Grants 2022.   The Neighbourhood Grants are now open and offer SA based non-profit organisations, up to $2,000 to support acts of community connection that strengthen the bonds of neighbourhoods, led by people in their own communities.   You know what your community […]