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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.   As SA’s first state-wide community foundation, 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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February 24

Community Consultation Underway

The next phase in Foundation SA’s development is to understand its role in the South Australian community.   Foundation SA is an appreciating perpetual asset for SA.  It will grow to support communities and the environment in SA for years to come.   But what is our role and what does our community need from […]

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December 14

Corporate Giving on the rise in 2021

The latest Top 50 Corporate Community Investment List by JBWere was released on Friday 3 December in The Australian Financial Review. The report shows that the total sum given by Australia’s top 50 corporate philanthropists in 2021 was $1.33 billion, 4% higher than the previous year. This is particularly impressive as giving levels in 2020 […]

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November 22

Why structured giving is a ‘no-brainer’!

Jennifer Duncan opened Foundation SA’s first Gumnut Account to honour her late partner and ‘support the safety and wellbeing of women, children and animals’.   Jennifer’s story highlights the benefits of a Gumnut – enabling you to lay the foundations for giving strategically to the causes and communities you care about, starting with as little […]

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September 30

We’ve moved!

From 29th of September Foundation SA and The Wyatt Trust will operate from 161 Frome Street Adelaide (corner of Flinders and Frome Streets). Our postal address will also change to 161 Frome Street Adelaide. Our office phone number (08) 8223 3597 will remain the same. The move is significant as it is the first time Wyatt has […]

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September 14

Corporate giving made easy

The Exchange Places Fund uses a percentage of monthly revenue from financial advice firm, Morgans Exchange Place, to help create opportunities for young people with a focus on Indigenous people in South Australia. “I feel that if more companies knew how easy it was to get started with a fund of their own, then many […]

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September 9

Motivated by family

When Luke and Stacey Thomas looked to formalise their giving via a community foundation sub-fund one of their motivations was always their two children. Stacey says, ‘We have always been civically-minded and made donations to causes that we were passionate about but wanted to create a really intentional way of getting our boys involved.’   […]

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April 4

New Community Foundation for SA: Philanthropy Australia Coverage

Stacey Thomas, CEO Foundation SA spoke to Philanthropy Australia last week about the opportunities Foundation SA creates for structured giving in SA. “Foundation SA makes philanthropy easy and accessible for anyone wanting to give back without the administrative burden of establishing their own private foundation.’’ You can read the full article on the Philanthropy Australia […]

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