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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]