A Community Foundation is an incorporated body with the following characteristics:
and may also make grants, usually for a defined geographic region
to the relevant geographic region
a broad range of charitable purposes
source: Herbert Smith Freehills
THESE STATISTICS WERE COMPILED USING DATA COLLECTED UP TO 30 JUNE 2018
This video is part of a series developed by the former Office for the Community Sector in the Victorian Government Department for Health and Human Services in collaboration with Community Foundations.
ACP acknowledges the Department’s support and kind permission for sharing this video.
Credit: State of Victoria
Community Foundations are vital building blocks for civil society.
Today, they are more important than ever as civic institutions and democracy come under increasing pressure.
Learn more about how community foundations address social and community issues at a local level with local leadership on our Resources page.
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