Become a donor
The Geelong Community Foundation encourages individuals and corporate donors to make donations to the Foundation so that the capital they donate is retained in the Geelong region and the income is used to meet the need of the local community.
THE CHOICE IS YOURS
The Foundation is different from most other charitable organisations. The initial donation/gift you make becomes the capital. The aim is to distribute only the Foundation’s income annually. Funds are invested with an emphasis on security and under the guidance of professional advisers. There is no entry fee or establishment cost. The community supported comprises the people of the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliffe, the Surf Coast Shire, and the southern part of Golden Plains Shire.
The Foundation invites the public to contribute to the Foundation Gift Fund each year but does not conduct a major, large scale, fund raising appeal. If Donors have a particular interest in a charitable area then they can request establishment a ‘Field of Interest Fund” as part of the Foundation.
When a donor makes a tax deductible gift to the Foundation, it is credited to the Gift Fund. All gifts are pooled for investment purposes and are subject to the terms of the Foundation Trust Deed. Non tax deductible gifts such as bequests are credited to the Open Fund and pooled with other bequests. These gifts are subject to the terms of the Open Fund Trust Deed.
Read about the Geelong Community Foundation’s Named Funds here.
How to make a donation
If you would like to contribute to the Geelong Community Foundation now and help it with its work for the community, please download a copy of the Credit Card Donation Form, complete the details and mail it to PO Box 1, Geelong 3220. A receipt will be issued to you within the following week, along with a copy of the latest Foundation newsletter.
Alternatively you can personally deliver the Credit Card Donation Form to either of our Geelong CBD locations.
200 Malop Street
Adroit Insurance Group
Cnr Myers and Moorabool Streets