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2017 National Community Foundations Forum

In 2017, NCFF returned to Melbourne,  hosted by the Australian Communities Foundation, the Inner North Community Foundation and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation.

NCFF17 explored the SMIRF capital of Community Foundations; that is the premise that meaningful change is achieved when Community Foundations leverage all forms of their capital; Social, Moral, Intellectual, Reputational as well as Financial; building networks and connections to foster a sense of belonging, reflecting and protecting our community’s values, leveraging our deep local knowledge, and using our positions as trusted local leaders to lift-up, empower and enfranchise community organisations or citizen groups that are often over-looked and disadvantaged.

New Resource – What is a Community Foundation?

ACP has developed a new resource. The ‘What is a Community Foundation?’ booklet provides an overview of community foundations, how they work and the benefits they deliver to donors, funding recipients and the community.

Download the booklet here: What is a Community Foundation?

Fremantle’s Vital Signs

In a first for their community, Fremantle Vital Signs take a snapshot of Fremantle’s vital statistics including the Gap Between Rich & Poor, Health, Learning and Belonging

Download the report here: Fremantle’s Vital Signs 2017

Sydney Community Foundation – Bid for Good

Sydney Airport has partnered with Sydney Community Foundation on their annual Lost Property Auction creating opportunities for grants up to $100,000 available for local charities in the Sydney Airport area.

The unique campaign – titled Bid for Good – will see the airport auction off unclaimed items left at the airport, with money raised distributed to successful local grass roots charities in the suburbs surrounding Sydney Airport.

This is the first time Sydney Airport has partnered with Sydney Community Foundation for the event. Under the partnership, Sydney Community Foundation will use their community knowledge to distribute funds raised from the auction to local charities providing services in the local government areas surrounding the Airport. The Auction will take place from Wednesday, 11 October 2017.

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