The Equanimity Project® is an Australian-first project that has developed an innovative solution to effectively reduce two core national issues: domestic abuse and homelessness.
We rely on a ground-up approach, through harnessing and working with local communities, services and jurisdictions. We’re about servicing society and building a legacy that will be present in every community in Australia.
Visit our website or get in touch to learn more or get involved.
The ATAM is charitable organisation which is registered in Australia and Sri Lanka. The main goals of the organisation are helping widows, disabled perspons and students who lost their parents during the war.
Children in care form the lowest educational pool nationally. The Pyjama Foundation was founded in 2004 to give children in foster care the opportunity to change the direction of their lives with learning, life skills and confidence.
Alarmed at the statistics highlighting poor literacy and numeracy levels of children in care, and how this contributes to a lifetime of disadvantage, founder Bronwyn Sheehan made a decision to offer hope and a more positive outlook for these children.
Through a simple program known as the ‘Love of Learning’ program, volunteers called Pyjama Angels are matched with a child in care, and spend just one hour a week focusing on learning based activities. Pyjama Angels read books aloud, play educational games, and help children with their homework. In that time, they demonstrate that this child is valued and loved. By improving their learning skills, The Pyjama Foundation is making a positive, life-long impact.
Every day, more than eight Australians take their life. This equates to over 3,000 suicides every year.
For every death by suicide, it is estimated that as many as 30 people attempt to end their lives. That means approximately 65,300 Aussies attempt to take their life each year.
In 2011, the cousin of a team member lost a brave battle with depression and took his life. Shortly after, our community was devastated again by the unexpected passing of a group member’s father. Two years later, having quietly struggled with mental health issues, a close friend of ours also took his life.
While discussions around suicide have been raised a great deal more since these tragedies, we’re conscious that a stigma continues to exist around mental health and suicide.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians, accounting for the deaths of more young people than car accidents. But if we can’t come to terms with or speak about suicide as openly as we do about safe driving, how will this devastating situation ever change?
Having all been touched by suicide at some stage in our lives, we are determined to take the conversations around suicide one step further. We want people to talk, we want people to listen, but most importantly, we want to make sure our friends, family and every single Australian that is fighting their own mental health battle, feels supported.
Working collaboratively with Lifeline, we are proud to launch a new not-for-profit aimed at making sure the conversation about suicide doesn’t fade away. It shouldn’t have to take the death of another family member or friend to remind us how important it is to keep this conversation alive. Mental health is an inevitable part of our society, so let’s start dealing with it and Beat the Breakdown.
Ocean Future Fund is the home of Ocean Youth, a program aimed at building the capacity of young, ocean loving leaders to influence positive actions for oceans.
Waves of Wellness, or WOW, is a for-purpose mental health charity committed to changing lives through innovative mental health programs.
We work with people from all walks or life, including those at risk of, or currently experiencing mental health issues in the community. Our programs spread across surf therapy, education and corporate spaces, and are based on our three pillars of wellness:
Our vision is a world where invisible mental health issues are treated like any other physical injury, where there’s no social stigma, and people struggling don’t have to go it alone.
Mental health is not just about dealing with crisis, it’s also about finding healthy outlets for people who are struggling, recovering and doing fine. By increasing awareness, conversations and connection, we aim to change the way mental health is viewed and treated.
Join us on our journey for positive mental health and wellbeing, and become a member of the WOW community!
The Alpha-1 Association of Australia (AAA), was established on 15 June 2005. It is non-profit Health Promotion Charity endorsed as such by the Australian Taxation Office.
The AAA was established following recognition of the absence of a central body of information and contacts for those affected by and working with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Alpha-1 is a genetically inherited medical condition which can affect the liver and lungs. The AAA has produced a booklet which contains more detail about the condition. See our Links section also.
The Stroke Foundation is a national charity that partners with the community to prevent, treat and beat stroke. We stand alongside stroke survivors and their families, healthcare professionals and researchers. We build community awareness and foster new thinking. We support survivors on their journey to live the best possible life after stroke.
Our mission: Prevent stroke. Save lives. Enhance recovery.
Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. It kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. As soon as a stroke attacks your brain, parts of it start to die – at a rate of 1.9 million brain cells a minute. Survival and recovery depends on fast access to treatment.
With your support the Stroke Foundation can:• partner with the community to raise awareness and work to prevent, treat and beat stroke.• run free community health checks to identify Australians at risk of stroke.• can continue to spread the word and save lives.
Meals on Wheels has had a place in the hearts and homes of Australians for now 60 years. Helping the frail older people and younger people with disabilities and their carers stay in their homes where most are happiest is at the heart of the matter. Every day a friendly smile, a chat about the weather, a nutritious meal and knowing someone will drop by to say hello, changes the lives of many Australians and it's not just the clients who value this contact. Ask any of the 35,000 NSW volunteers and they will tell you reaching out and making a difference in somebody else's day, makes their day. View our latest videos here on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/mownsw.
At SeeBeyondBorders, we train Cambodian teachers so that they can provide children with a quality education. In a country still recovering from civil war, our investment in education is providing a simple and proven route out of poverty.
We are the only organisation in Cambodia that supports teachers to train their peers, and provide mentoring to sustainably develop teachers’ skills. This simple and effective approach has been recognized internationally by the UNESCO-Hamdan prize for outstanding contributions to improving teaching quality.
To ensure children can access the quality education they deserve, we also work in partnership with local communities to improve school facilities, and to encourage children to come to school and value education. So far we have trained 523 teachers across 199 schools to educate some 27,000 children and help them to achieve their potential in school.
Youth Off The Streets is a non-denominational organisation working for young people who are homeless, drug dependent and recovering from abuse. We support these young people as they work to turn their lives around and overcome immense personal traumas such as neglect and physical, psychological and emotional abuse.
It is our goal that these young people will leave our care drug free, with a high school education, living skills and a full or part time job in hand.
Since opening in 1991, Youth Off The Streets has grown from a single food van delivering meals to young homeless people on the streets of Kings Cross to a major youth specific agency offering a full continuum of care through delivery of a wide range of services.
OUR MISSION - ALLEVIATE FOOD INSECURITY IN AUSTRALIA
At Food For Change We Believe In An Abundant Australia.
Where Anybody Can Get The Food Relief They Need At Anytime,No Matter The Circumstances.
Currently 1 in 10 Australians Seek Food Relief Annually and over 1/4 of These People Are Turned Away.Our Solution Is Simple - GROW | RESCUE | SUPPORT
The Infants’ Home is an award-winning provider of integrated early childhood education and care, early intervention and clinical health support services. Our services are unique in NSW, and are accessed by over 2,600 children (from birth to school age) and their families from 120 Sydney suburbs each year. One-third of our services are directed to children with additional needs or living in vulnerable circumstances.
Queensland Eye Institute (QEI) Foundation is Queensland’s largest independent academic research institute devoted to eye related health and diseases. QEI Foundation works every day to save sight by providing innovation and excellence in research, education and clinical care to reduce eye disease, improve eye health, and ultimately eliminate preventable blindness in the community.
With state-of-the-art facilities in South Brisbane, including the QEI Clinic, South Bank Day Hospital, Queensland Electro-Diagnostic and Imaging Centre, laboratories, medical library, microsurgical teaching laboratory and auditorium, it is also the home of the QEI Foundation.
With no government funding the Queensland Eye Institute’s survival relies solely on the generosity of donors, businesses and the community.
To discuss more ways to get involved, please contact Rachell Hansen, Partnerships Manager via email on email@example.com or call (07) 3239 5055. For more information visit qei.org.au.
Thank you for your support.
Habitat for humanity is a global non-profit organisation working in local communities across 70 countries. Since 1976, Habitat has helped more than 22 million people obtain safe decent housing, along with the strength, stability and independence to build better lives.
In Australia we partner with low income families in Vic, SA, NSW and QLD. We provide them with affordable, safe and adequate housing. We build on average 10 homes per year nationally and repair and restore crisis accommodation for vulnerable groups including women escaping domestic violence.
Our volunteer program allows individuals and community employees to participate in the building, restoring and repairing of these homes and accommodations.
Whether you’re in mountains, forests, deserts or cities – you need the ocean. And the ocean needs you.
Take 3 is leading a movement of people who are connected to the planet to remove plastic pollution from the environment and support measures to prevent waste and pollution.
Our education programs in schools, surf clubs, communities and online focus on inspiration and participation. We believe everyone has the power to take action and create positive change, no matter where they are.
Simply Take 3 pieces of rubbish with you when you leave the beach, waterway or...anywhere and you've made a difference.
At Aussie Books for Zim (ABZ) we collect new and gently used books, stationery and library furnishings and ship them to Zimbabwe to set up libraries in rural disadvantaged communities. We seek to improve literacy in disadvantaged communities—to empower children with knowledge and the confidence to help shape the world they live in.
The idea for the project emerged after the founder, Dr Alfred Chidembo, saw how many books were discarded annually in Australia. The idea of ‘turning trash into treasure’ gave birth to the ABZ project. It’s a win-win situation. Zimbabwe gets the books—a gift that keeps on giving—and Australia has a little less landfill.
Wunan is an Aboriginal development organisation in the East Kimberley, with a clear purpose and strategy to drive long-term socio-economic change for Aboriginal people by providing real opportunities, investing in people’s abilities, and by encouraging and rewarding aspiration and self-responsibility.
Wunan’s PURPOSE is to ensure that Aboriginal people in the East Kimberley enjoy the capabilities and opportunities necessary to make positive choices that lead to independent and fulfilling lives – essentially, to have dreams and a real chance of achieving them.
A key OBJECTIVE for Wunan is to shift the balance of dependence of Aboriginal people on welfare from 80% to 20% over 20 years. This objective is based on a clear guiding philosophy that Aboriginal success grows from investing in people’s ability, real opportunity, and reward for effort. We facilitate long term and sustainable change by focusing on our strategic priorities:
EDUCATION / EMPLOYMENT / HOUSING & ACCOMMODATION / WELFARE REFORM / LEADERSHIP
Education – Innovative, long-term solutions in education create opportunities for children, young people and families to build a positive future for themselves.
Employment – Delivering direct employment and training outcomes for Aboriginal people to grow independent income-earning capacity and reduce welfare dependency.
Housing & Accommodation – Providing housing solutions that underpin family stability, employment and educational opportunities.
Welfare Reform – Wunan has long championed welfare reform as being critical to improving the lives and opportunities of Indigenous people in the East Kimberley and our advocacy in this area has been important in building a strong case for change within government.
Leadership – Strengthening the leadership and organisational capacity of Indigenous organisations is critical to improving the health, wellbeing and prosperity of Aboriginal communities.
Our PHILOSOPHY is to help those who want to help themselves
Wunan has a demonstrated track record of successfully implementing projects that create pathways for Indigenous people to achieve tangible outcomes and improved life choices.
The Children’s Tumour Foundation is the leading non-government not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising money to fund vital research, awareness and practical support for sufferers of Neurofibromatosis (NF); a genetic disorder with no known cure.
A condition affecting 1 in 2,500 people, it causes tumours to grow on nerves throughout the body that can lead to a range of significant health issues, including blindness, cancer, bone abnormalities, deafness, learning difficulties and disfigurement. It is painful, unpredictable and progressive.
Importantly, it can happen to anyone. NF does not discriminate by gender, ethnicity, social-economic status or geographical location and 50% of sufferers have no family history of the condition. Those who do have the gene mutation will also have a 1 in 2 chance of passing it onto their children.
NF is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing monitoring and assessment through several medical specialties. We support those impacted by NF by investing in medical research, providing access to critical support services that help reduce social isolation and improve treatment options, while also educating the community.
Why do we exist? Because tumours should never be a person's normal so we will do whatever it takes, for as long as it takes until a cure can be found.
Suicide Shatters Families is an Australian based not for profit organisation whose primary goals are to provide support and resources for survivors of suicide, raising awareness for mental health to reduce the stigma attached to it and suicide prevention.
The Can Too Foundation is a Health Promotion Foundation that transforms lives through fun, fitness, friends and fundraising. Beginners and experienced people alike are given professional coaching as part of a team to run or swim and bike in events – including marathon, half marathon 10km and 7 or 14km relay runs; as well as ocean swims and triathlons. In return, participants raise valuable funds that go directly towards funding brilliant, innovative cancer researchers. Can Too is for everybody.
Suicide Prevention Australia (SPA) is the national leadership organisation for the suicide prevention sector in Australia.We work with our Members, governments, businesses and the wider community to meaningfully reduce the number of deaths by suicide that take place in this country. Our vision is a world without suicide.
Blue Knot Foundation is a specialist Australian not-for-profit organisation that advocates, builds and delivers supports to/for people, families and communities affected by childhood trauma and abuse.
Childhood trauma directly affects an estimated 5 million Australian adults. It also affects their family, their children and their communities.
Research shows that when survivors receive the right help, recovery is possible. And that when survivors who are parents receive the right support, the intergenerational impacts of childhood trauma can be intercepted. It is a time for hope and optimism.
Blue Knot Foundation is the thought and practice leader in the field of complex trauma. It provides professional support, information, resources, education and training programs, as well as a trauma-informed approach to care to improve the lives of adults traumatised and abused as children.
Since 1993 the Country Education Foundation has provided grants to help over 3000 disadvantaged rural and regional students pursue study and job opportunities.
The Unicorn Foundation is Australia’s only not for profit medical charity dedicated to the needs of patients suffering from neuroendocrine (NETs) cancers. The main aim of the charity is to:
Assist and educate patients and carers through support groups; provide patients with access to networks of expertise; lobby for access to new and appropriate treatments; raise awareness and support specific research into NETs cancers.
Despite the fact neuroendocrine cancers are considered to be a less common cancer, rates of NETs have doubled over the last decade.
The Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation recognises art as a major driver for social change. We manage and produces arts projects in the Pyrenees region of central Victoria.
We connect regional communities, establishing forums, events and programs through which new ideas can be developed and realised with confidence.
Through our annual art development grants program, local young people and artists are given the opportunity to construct, manage and present arts installations and productions in natural environments. An Artist in Residence professional development program supports artistic outcomes with management skills training, thereby building a self-sufficient localised arts industry.
The Foundation has a particular focus on collaboration and promotion of Australian Indigenous artists, arts and culture. We support and raise awareness for local Indigenous culture while fostering interaction with non-Indigenous community members.
We also use the arts as a vehicle to promote sustainable environmental practices, guiding local communities in the appreciation and preservation of the breathtaking natural environment of the Pyrenees.
Rainbow Arts and Culture Foundation enjoys strong support from local community groups and shire representatives. Together, we’re bringing a new awareness of the power art and culture has to improve outcomes across the whole community We are currently developing a major long term community arts project "The Pyrenees Sculpture Park and Trail". The 10-year strategic development plan will connect communities with major sculpture installations, and create a new creative tourism destination across the shire.
Our organisation is on the Register of Cultural Organisations (ROCO) and has DGR1 status
Our Purpose:We image a world where:• Every young person can be their best• Every young person identifies their true direction• Every applicant is worthy for employment• Every apprentice and trainee completes• All young people get a great start in life• All young people are successful.
Our Vision:Empowering young people to successfully engage in education, community and work.
Our Mission:• To provide links and programs to help young people build confidence through self-development programs• Engage parents/family, business, education and community to support the development of young people• To provide career development support activities• To provide skills development programmes that link to educational choices and information• To encourage business to re-engage with and recognize the potential of young people• To support quality dissemination of information and advice
KindNecessities is a charity working to better the lives of women and girls locally and across the globe. In all aspects of our organisation - our aid, educational services and campaign, we need your help and support to achieve our goal - to normalise the discussion surrounding female hygiene. Your kind donation towards the production and distribution of the female hygiene packs for the refugee women will better not just one life, but thousands.
Early in 2015, an article by Mia Freedman published on Mamamia caught our attention. We were shocked to learn that in Australia many homeless women and women in domestic violence shelters had to face unthinkable indignities during their monthly period. For these vulnerable and at risk women, each month brought a shameful and traumatic experience, suffering indignities such as having to clean themselves in public toilets and use paper towels or newspaper to create makeshift sanitary pads. Reading it from the comfort of our homes, with the knowledge that many Australian women couldn’t take hygiene for granted during menstruation, we knew we couldn’t allow it to continue.
We believe that sanitary items should be a right NOT a privilege.
In April and August we hold our collections for sanitary items, In November we hold our #itsinthebag campaign.Collection points around Australia help us in our mission to ensure every woman has dignity when dealing with her monthly period.
Cystic Fibrosis Australia (CFA) is the national body for cystic fibrosis (CF). We raise funds to fund research into better treatments and ultimately a cure for CF. We also advocate on behalf of the cystic fibrosis community to get access to the best possible treatments and drugs to treat CF.
We began the Rainbow Tapestry project after a lot of research. Trends showed that more people are living by themselves. People remarked that they wanted to meet and connect with others. We observed behaviours of those who thought might be lonely.
For us involved in MCC Welfare Services, we didn't want to focus on the negative. We wanted our work to be fun and interesting - even though we knew there would be heavy loads to carry at times.
The Rainbow Tapestry project speaks to all of that. We offer weekly events that allow the inner child to come out and play. We have other events that take us out into the world. We also draw on topics that help us grow as people. Underpinning all events is the opportunity to connect with others.
Will you help us strengthen connections?
In 2006, John and Justine Perkins, lost their baby daughter, Olivia, at just 8 months old, to a rare disease. In the darkest grief parents could experience, the Perkins felt compelled to transform their tragedy into a positive for others and create a lasting legacy in their daughter’s memory. Six weeks later, Touched by Olivia Foundation was created.
During Olivia’s sickness, the Perkins realised the blunt reality that many children, including children with disabilities, are not afforded a basic human right—the opportunity to play. They decided that the very cornerstone of Olivia’s legacy must be born out of play for all, where everyone would belong, regardless of difference. It was clear to the Perkins that the perfect environment to fulfill their dream and be true to Olivia’s memory, was through the creation of inclusive playspaces, called Livvi’s Places.
Did you know:
1 in 100 children are on the Autism Spectrum25% of Australian children are overweight1 in 5 Australians have a disabilityPlay is the foundation of our social skillsThe Touched by Olivia Family works hard to ensure that government, corporate and communities collaborate together to create inclusive playspaces.
In less than 10 years, Touched by Olivia has spread its wings and opened 21 Livvi’s Places across Australia. These playspaces are underpinned by the principles of universal design and reinforce the basic right that every child needs to play. Many more playspaces are planned to help Touched by Olivia reach its ultimate goal – to become redundant. This will happen when every playspace in Australia considers the needs of all people.
Heaps Decent is a dynamic arts organisation working with young people & emerging artists from diverse communities, providing a means by which they can tell their story in their own way. Heaps Decent supports change, positive futures & the development of high quality Australian music and visual media with a unique identity.
Heaps Decent was formed in 2007 by young people working in the Australian music industry. With an equipment bequest drop-in workshops were established in juvenile detention centres, soon followed by projects with others at risk. Since this beginning the organisation has flourished and is comprised of a collective of artists who work with over 700 participants annually in metropolitan, rural and remote communities. Many are facing substantial challenges and barriers to successful educational and community participation, and are at high risk of social isolation. Each year Heaps Decent travels thousands of kilometres with a mobile production unit, providing skills development in contemporary media. Young people explore song writing, music and image in a supportive, collaborative environment. Central to work is the creation of unique new material by young people that is reflective of their own environments and supports social justice, peace, respect, self worth and community. Sharing this work with broad audiences is a priority.
Through the provision of high quality production programs Heaps Decent:
Since 1944 the Actors Benevolent Fund has been providing a safety net for actors and entertainment professionals of all ages, giving critical financial help at their greatest time of need. Administrated by a Management Committee of volunteers from the entertainment industry, it is a registered charity that relies on public donations and the generosity of our colleagues to give confidential support for our fellow artists when they are at their most vulnerable.Our Ambassadors are Jacki Weaver and Russell Crowe.
In 1982 Morningside C.A.R.E (Child, Adult, Rehabilitation Endeavour) was established as a charitable foundation to operate a home to care for the old and frail in the suburb of Morningside, Brisbane. In 1990 Morningside C.A.R.E. became an incorporated association and charity registered in NSW. MCI owns and operates Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat on 200 acres of pristine country adjoining the Border Ranges National Park in Northern New South Wales. The venue accommodates up to 100 and is used by a range of businesses, charities and individuals. Charities receive a 50% discount on bookings. MCI is also the registered Australian provider of the International Child Development Program endorsed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and has co-operative status with UNICEF. ICDP has representatives in 31 countries. The aim of ICDP is to enable children to reach their full potential by providing parents and caregivers with the knowledge and skills required to build and maintain safe, empathic, loving and trusting relationships with the children in their care. MCI is also involved in developing community programs focused around healthy families and the avoidance of domestic violence and raises funds for overseas projects that align with our aims.
Interrelate is a not-for-profit provider of relationship services.
Each year through its flexible programs, Interrelate helps more than 90,000 individuals, couples, families, children, schools and communities to strengthen their relationships.
If you need support or would like more information about Interrelate’s programs, call 1300 i relate (1300 473 528) or visit www.interrelate.org.au.
Reach supports young people to get the most out of life.We aim to improve the wellbeing of young people so they can be healthy and resilient to meet life's challenges, and fulfill their potential.Our youth-led workshops are for any young person between 10-25 years of age.
Each year, 40,000 young people aged 10-25 experience Reach through our workshops that are 100% youth-led – designed and delivered by our young crew.
Young people say they can relate to the crew because they speak honestly and openly about their own journey and challenges.
This means our workshops are always relevant and meaningful for young people.
Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for around 60,000 beneficiaries, with 96% of them being elderly widows throughout Australia.
Legacy is a voluntary organisation supported by veterans, servicemen and women, and volunteers drawn from all walks of life. Our support and services now extend to include the dependants of members of today's Australian Defence Force who lose their lives or their health as a result of their military service.
Legacy is dedicated to enhancing the lives and opportunities of our families through innovative and practical programs aimed at:
There are over 4,000 active volunteers around Australia who act as mentors to the widows and their families and who ensure Legacy’s promise to care for the families of deceased veterans is kept.
The Lokahi Foundation was set up to enable women who have been victims of domestic and family violence to regain their independence and freedom through the provision of a consistent caseworker. We recognise the numerous challenges women face when in these circumstances, and support them to gain the skills necessary to live a life free from violence.
Legacy is one of Australia’s oldest and most trusted charities. For almost a century, we have supported the families of those who gave their life or health for their country.
We are there in times of loss and grief, providing ongoing social support to families. We work to ensure the emotional health and wellbeing of those under our care.
We are there in times of hardship, providing financial support. We provide for basic needs, and advocate for their rights and benefits.
We are there for the long term, providing for the educational and development goals of our veterans’ families.
ADHD Foundation in Australia is a not-for-profit registered charity and we are here to help “because EVERYONE deserves a chance to shine" in their own UNIQUE way.
ADHD Foundation has been established in Australia as a national body which aims to support and represent all people with ADHD and those affected by ADHD Australia-wide. As one of many ongoing projects, this website aims to forge links with individuals, community groups, and online groups which support consumers with ADHD. Our work involves working within government legislation and regulations to bring attention to the needs of people with ADHD and contribute to delivering information to support change. You will find us at www.adhdfoundation.org.au or connect on through to our social media pages.
Our work includes the implementation of formal and inclusive avenues where people with ADHD can have their say in order to assist change in future legislation that will filter across the avenues of life for people navigating life with ADHD.
ADHD Foundation works with associated organisations across Australia who share common goals to strengthen our national network in support of people with ADHD and associated conditions. Our work is both project-based and ongoing. We provide support to our community through our support line and work with project-focused work to bring about facts and accuracy of the information available to the ADHD community.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is an international development organisation, focusing on blindness prevention and Australian Indigenous health. The Foundation is inspired by the life and work of the late Professor Fred Hollows. Fred was a world-renowned eye surgeon and an activist for social justice who championed the right of all people to have access to high quality and affordable eye care.
The Foundation now works in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Australia and the Pacific. Established in 1992, The Foundation has restored sight to well over two million people worldwide.
Our core activities include:
We make a difference by:
An independently assessed report by PwC states that for every $1 spent on restoring sight, the economic benefit is four-fold.
Workplace giving donations can be used to support our international programs in places such as Kenya where every dollar invested will have a $3.56 economic benefit.
The premier Child Abuse Prevention and Early Intervention Service in Australia. We focus on the prevention aspects by working with families before children are born into the family. We provide caring supportive programs based on attachment and relationships to enhance peoples lives. Our evidenced based programs are proven and tested to work to change the life trajectory of children, to enhance the next generation of Australians to Thrive, not just survive.
We provide specific relationship based parenting programs, and protective behaviour programs that work with the whole of the child's safety network. Prevention is better than cure. We prevent childhood trauma.
Research demonstrates that reducing Adverse Childhood experiences , such as child abuse can reduce Drug and alcohol addiction, reduce suicide attempts, reduce mental illness and depressions (Teicher, 2016) By giving your valuable contribution we positively effect society into the future, by prevention abuse and reducing childhood trauma. Help us now. .
Contact Inc. is an Australian organisation helping to address the impacts of isolation for children, families and communities. Operating for over three decades as a follow on program from the International Year of the Child, Contact Inc. serves the community by working across all child, family and children’s sectors, providing service delivery in ways that best fit local child and family need.
The Social Studio is a safe place of belonging that strives to create awareness and change public perceptions for people who have experienced being a refugee.
We operate as a non-profit Incorporated Association, which is managed by a Board of Management elected by the membership. Our Board is composed of design and business professionals, media and communications experts, community development workers and community leaders from refugee communities in Melbourne.
All income generated through the Studio is invested in creating social benefits for our students, staff and their communities. We measure this through education outcomes, employment outcomes, environmental benefits and social inclusion.
We believe there is a growing entrepreneurial spirit in community development. Along with participating in forums workshops and events that support the social enterprise sector, we have been mentoring other creative enterprises including The Social Outfit (Sydney), Twich Women’s Sewing Cooperative (Dandenong), No Sweat Fashions (Canberra) and The Global Studio (La Trobe Valley), among others.
CREATE Foundation is the national consumer body representing the voices of children and young people with an out-of-home care experience.
Out-of-home care refers to the care of children and young people who are unable to live with their birth families and are placed in short or long term care to ensure the child’s safety. The children and young people we support have entered the care system through no fault of their own, usually due to neglect or trauma. As a flow on effect, young people exiting the care system are at higher risk of experiencing homelessness, drug or alcohol dependence, unemployment, early parenthood and contact with the criminal justice system.
First We Walk Nepal Expedition 2017
Trekking for Domestic Violence Awareness
From November 15-27, 2017, a team of like-minded internationalists from all walks of life are coming together to trek the Gosainkunda Lake route in the Nepali Himalayas to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence survivors.
100% of public funds raised by First We Walk trekkers will be donated to Her Farm. Our donations will support:
*If we exceed our funding goals, we will raise the stakes to provide funds for a second greenhouse, with further overflow of funds being pooled into the women's micro-finance fund.
Her Farm is located in rural Nepal and provides a safe place for women to live, farm and thrive. They can control their own destinies by controlling their own land. These women can and will feed their own families by working collectively to tend livestock and grow crops.
With the help of local Nepali people and foreign volunteers and supporters, Her Farm provides vibrant Himalayan mountain communities with access to healthcare, education and economic opportunities.
Days for Girls is an international non-profit creating a more dignified, humane andsustainable world for girls through advocacy, reproductive health awareness,education and sustainable feminine hygiene, because no girl should go without.
What if not having sanitary supplies meant days without school? Days of isolation?Girls use leaves, mattress stuffing, newspaper, corn husks, rocks, anything they canfind...but still miss up to 3 months of education and opportunity every year. Daysfor Girls provides washable feminine hygiene kits to girls and women who wouldotherwise go without, enabling them to not miss valuable days from their educationor employment.
Sing for Good is leading the globe in song to make us all healthier, happier and more creative.
Funds raised help create positive outcomes for people experiencing depression, anxiety, loneliness or disadvantage through Creativity Australia’s inclusive With One Voice choir program - www.singforgood.org/why-we-sing. We are a charity, so all donations are tax-deductible.
Families, choirs, workplaces, sports teams, bands, schools, shower singers… everyone is invited to get involved in three easy steps before 31 October 2015.
There are heaps of categories, plus cash prizes for schools. Winners are announced at our huge With One BIG Voice concert at Melbourne Town Hall (3pm Sunday 8 November).
Neuroscience proves singing makes us happier, healthier, smarter and more creative. Yet so many of us have been told we can’t sing. Sing for Good is not a talent quest... it's all about joy, wellbeing, inspiration and creativity.
Please get involved and help change the tune for people in need. Together we can change the world… one voice at a time!
Do good. Feel good.www.singforgood.org
The Youth Development Foundation is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to assisting the young people within our region improve the circumstances of their lives through engagement with positive activities, free training, confidence & motivation building, free job-ready programs, crisis accommodation, work experience & more.
YDF is widely known and supported from our local community, however we would like to expand our horizons through the use of social media, local advertising, online campaigns and more.
The Youth Development Foundation are ready to help young people who are doing life a bit tough.We are committed to ensuring our young people have the right support. We provide a short and/or long term helping hand to help our young people turn their lives around. The Youth Development Foundation is a space where our young adults will feel safe and will find the right support to help focus on improving their life skills and knowledge.
We provide a structured community inclusive program incorporating social skills, customised training, mentoring/coaching, youth support and vocational education to support identified “at risk” young people, regain a sense of their own self-worth, respect and improve lives.
We offer a realistic work experience environment, where real skills and knowledge, on a live operating site, are learnt. We provide opportunities for marketing our young people to real employers, with real employment opportunities.At Youth Development Foundation we assist with:• Nationally accredited training• Crisis accommodation• Drug and alcohol support• Advocacy support• Life and social skills• Employability skills• Work placement• Mentoring and coaching• Drop in centre
YDF has served 1587 young people & counting across the region since Sep 2014, all of whom were deemed ‘at risk’ or have ‘major barriers to employment’. With a network of 63 local employers and mentors it has supported disadvantaged young people:• 649 attain work• 293 be placed directly into YDF’s employer network• 817 access advocacy and medical services• 194 into further study or return to schoolOther data shows:• 448 were female participants• 255 were Indigenous participants(Statistics are from July 2017)
Overall engagement is 95% of which 96% successfully improve their overall circumstances.Participants are recruited through the networks YDF has established with government and non-government agencies in the area who also connected with disadvantaged youth. Connections have also been made with other organisations that deliver other projects and referral is made to these when appropriate.We work with various government agencies to ensure our young people are aware of the right services and assist them to access these services at the right times. Some of the agencies we work with include:• Department of Child Safety• Project Booyah – Queensland Police Service• Department of Corrective Services• Department of Justice and Attorney-General• Job Active Providers• Community Welfare Groups
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Since opening in 1991, The Ronald McDonald House Charities Sydney in Randwick has provided a 'home away from home' for 30 families a night, every night. We also provide all the facilities that you would have at home, so you can travel light.But our House provides more than just the practical necessities of life. When families have to travel far from home to receive medical care for their sick child, finding affordable accommodation in an unfamiliar city only adds to their stress and anxiety. So when families’ lives have been turned upside down, we offer a warm, welcoming place to stay that is supportive and understanding. We try to offer a little bit of normal when life is disrupted, painful, and confusing.The role of our caring staff and volunteers is to lighten the families’ load and to ensure that they are offered the help and support they need to be able to focus on what really matters: family.
MS Research Australia the largest not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding and coordinating MS research in Australia, as part of the worldwide effort to unravel the complexity of MS. The primary mission is to accelerate research towards the prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for MS.
Endeavour Foundation is an independent not-for-profit organisation supporting more than 3,300 people with a disability from more than 230 locations in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.
We are one of Queensland’s oldest charities, founded in 1951 by a group of parents who refused to accept their children with an intellectual disability couldn’t be educated. Forming a makeshift school on a verandah in Coorparoo, Brisbane, these courageous women taught their children basic numeracy, literacy and life skills, and advocated for change.
Through their early efforts, the organisation has grown into one of the leading disability support services in the country.
Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation’s primary goal is to find and fund clinical research that results in better treatments for gynaecological cancer patients that can be developed and implemented quickly. Our secondary goals include funding research into prevention, early detection and a cure.
If we don’t create ways to fund research into gynaecological cancer, we simply wouldn’t improve survival rates, treatment options, our knowledge about ways to prevent it and ways to detect it earlier. This is because the only way to fund improvements in this area is through fundraising.
Each year in Australia, more than 6000 women are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer and this number is increasing each year. Almost a third will not survive their disease. More than ever before, we need to increase research into quality treatments as this group of cancers is costing Australia $182 million a year, affecting women’s quality of life and having an impact it shouldn’t be having in this day and age.
Funding into research by the Australian Government has been drastically reduced since 2008, from $14 million to $7 million, even though all of the statistics show it is an increasingly prevalent cancer type among women. We cannot continue to wait. The current status quo isn’t good enough. Cherish was established in 2012 to raise crucial funds to support research projects which have the potential to produce real outcomes for those touched by gynaecological cancer.
"If there is effort, there is accomplishment"
Kanō Jigorō the founder of Judo
Lucca Di Stefano loved Judo and was part of an amazing grass roots Judo community through his club IJudo in Epping, Melbourne, Australia. He was a relative latecomer to the sport, taking up Judo at the age of 14. His Judo practice helped him harness the abundance of energy he had, as many young men have, into a positive pursuit of self-growth. He travelled far and wide throughout Australia to attend camps and competitions on a state and national level. Lucca was coached by ex-Olympian Sensei Dennis Iverson, who was an incredible mentor both in Judo and in life.
Aged only 18, Lucca sadly lost his life on 14 June 2020, before he was able to realise his full potential with Judo and in life. He was brave, strong, generous, and resilient, all the qualities we look for in our young men. Skills which the practice of Judo enhanced. At Luccas funeral he was presented with an honourary black belt which he would have reached in life, an incredibly emotional moment.
Our foundation has been set up as a legacy to Lucca and to assist up-and-coming Judo athletes to realise their dreams. The foundation will help fund those young athletes who are experiencing financial hardship, to be able to attend future camps and competitions locally, nationally, and overseas. Judo as a sport in Australia struggles to attract funding. We believe Judo deserves our support, as it offers so much to the young people who practise it; teaching them that through effort they can accomplish their life goals. Connection and community are vital to our wellbeing and Judo was at the centre of this. This foundation is not set up to produce world champions (although that may happen) its about connection to a grounded sport and the possibilities within it.
Thank you so much for your support.
.... helping bring basic healthcare to more than 1000 people in 13 remote and disadvantaged communities in Sierra Leone, a country with one of the lowest life expectancies and highest maternal and child mortality rates in the world.
Some of the world's most treatable diseases, malaria, diarrhoeal diseases and respiratory infections, are the most common causes of illness and death, particularly for children and pregnant or breastfeeding women. Very basic health services that can treat these conditions alone will save lives, yet no government or NGO services have previously reached these communities.
Set4Life Australia members have a personal connection with the village of Yiben and their local champion, Minkailu Bantama (Mallam). Already, with Mallam's management and guidance, and support from our members, this community has built a primary school that also services the surrounding villages.
Now, as a registered charity, Set4Life Aust is funding a health facility that will enable access to basic services under the national health system. A government standard building has been constructed, again through the efforts of Mallam, a qualified building contractor and almost every member of the community. Toilets, rainwater storage and solar power will complete the first stage of their Community Health Centre - an outpatient clinic that will prioritise maternal and child health. Future plans include extensions to the building and services for inpatients (Stage 2) and a birthing unit (Stage 3).
Set4Life Aust works directly with Mallam and local decision-makers to respond to the local needs. Our members and supporters volunteer their time and efforts and we have no overheads. Every donated dollar goes directly to our projects which are community owned and driven.
We are seeking dedicated sponsors and regular contributors to help us complete the Health Centre and provide ongoing support for health-related development initiated by the community. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia and even a small amount goes a long way.
Parkinson's Australia is the national peak body and charity representing more than 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s. Parkinson' Australia advocates for the Parkinson's community, promotes best practice models of service delivery, works to increase awareness of Parkinson's and provides information and education on Parkinson's symptoms, diagnosis, causes and treatments.
Centre For Hope is all about empowering disadvantaged young people to respect themselves, to connect to the wider community and to create an inspired life.
Our team works with Australian youth aged 6 to 18 years who are suffering adversity through causes such as financial hardship, mental disorders, physical and learning disabilities, mental, physical and sexual abuse, substance abuse and suicidal tendencies and who, because of their circumstances, suffer a significant degree of helplessness.We work with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students to assist them to find their place in their world.
C4H Programs25 Engaged Schools1,900 Engaged Students
Wheels for Hope500 participants300 bikes refurbished300 skateboards gifted
One Voice Mob Choir40 participants10 performances
Volunteers302 contributing their time47,300 volunteer hours
Drop In5,000 toasties made1,500 smoothies drunk
Playgroup50 parents attending100 children attending400 Christmas presents distributed
Redkite is the Australian cancer charity providing essential support to children and young people (0–24 years) with cancer, and their families and support networks. Providing essential support to children and young people with cancer, and their families, has been Redkite's focus for over 30 years.
We're here throughout the whole cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes, including:• financial assistance to cover essential expenses, such as food, bills and fuel• information, counselling and group support• support to keep education and career goals on track• support through grief and loss.
Redkite receives no government funding. We rely entirely on the generosity of the community to provide these important services.
At the age of 14, Ornella Byak left her life in Australia to visit her closest neighbor, East Timor. That trip changed her life forever. She questioned how her morning coffee could afford to educate a child for a month, yet many could not even afford that. She questioned the disparity of education and opportunity.
At the conclusion of this first visit, one of her Timorese peers approached her and said, "Don't forget about us." That day Ornella made a promise and commitment to the Timorese community – to never forget about them and do everything she could to create the same education opportunities she had growing up in Australia.
Six years on, with the generous support of Australian donors, she has assisted transformation of education systems in the community of Letefoho with threefold yearly growth and immense student success. In continuing this mission, Ornella founded BETTER in 2018, and recently the organisation was granted DGR status and became a registered charity with the ACNC.
Currently, BETTER is focusing their works in Cailaco, Maliana, as the children are over five years behind curriculum. Each year BETTER will build three classrooms and facilities to welcome a new year group and an additional 75 students. This will start with Kindergarten and grow to year 12.
Together, with the community BETTER are so excited to bring the opportunity of free, high-quality education as we empower BETTER futures through education.
BETTER are incredibly excited to change thousands of lives and futures.
This is just the start…
The Aurora Group is a charity, raising funds to disburse to LGBTIQ community organisations. Aurora exists so people can donate to a broad range of causes that benefit the community. It is the fund raising organisation people choose when they want their money to benefit the community as a whole and not just one specific cause.
The Aurora Group organises unique events. These events, such as the Annual Dinner to celebrate International Stonewall Day are important fund raisers that also bring fun, glamour and joy to our community.
Ronald McDonald House helps families with sick or injured children stay together when they need it most. We provide a "home away from home" for families so they can be near their sick or injured child in hospital. Our Family Rooms provide a supportive place within the hospital for families and their visitors to take a break. Families can also take time out to relax and reconnect and spend precious time together at the Ronald McDonald Family Retreat. We also help seriously ill children keep up with their learning with a tailored Learning Program for each child.
We are an Indigenous-run charity.Our vision is economic freedom for First Australians.Our mission is to act as the bridge between the financial and Indigenous communities.
How we do it: EDUCATION, ENGAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP
We educate Indigenous people in financial literacy and outreach events. We educate the financial sector on products and services needed to meet Indigenous needs.We engage by providing accessible conditions for Indigenous and financial communities to work together.We lead by being the voice on Indigenous financial literacy, capability and resilience.
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Examples:· We helped one community Elder find $750,000 in his superannuation and set him up for a dignified and comfortable retirement· We have trained over 1000 Indigenous people nationally in financial literacy and we are now fundraising to build an exciting DIGITAL financial literacy training package.
SAMSN provides practical information and emotional support to male survivors of childhood sexual abuse to help them deal with the past and live a full and rewarding life.Our mission is to build an Australia-wide support network so that no man experiencing the negative impacts of childhood sexual abuse suffers in shame, silence or isolation.Our vision is a society in which male survivors of childhood sexual abuse can access the resources they need to help them deal with the past and live a full and rewarding life.
Our mission is to see every vulnerable woman and girl child being able to enjoy a clean and healthy menstrual cycle by providing them with menstrual sanitation packages. Poor menstrual hygiene can negatively affect women’s health. When women and girls cannot afford or access absorbent sanitary products, they may use improvised materials such as improperly cleaned or scavenged cloths or other material such as newspapers or even leaves. This may cause reproductive or vulvovaginal candidiasis, which in turn can increase susceptibility to infections.
At Girl Care we want to ensure that women can manage menstruation hygienically and with dignity. As every woman knows, periods are messy, uncomfortable and inconveniencing – but for homeless women, they're even more of a nightmare. Just imagine experiencing the first day of your period without dependable access to a toilet, tampons or pads.
Help us help more women
Ronald McDonald House Canberra opened on Friday November 16 2012 on Level 2 of the Centenary Hospital for Women and Children. The convenient location of the House inside the hospital ensures antenatal patients are cared for and nursing mothers are close by their baby’s side 24 hours a day.The House features 11 ensuite guestrooms for families including double, single & disability access. In addition the House offers families communal facilities such as a full kitchen, dining room, lounge room, laundry, a Quiet Room and 2 computer nooks.
Stand Tall-The Event charity is bringing hope, relief and support to young Australians facing adversity in their high school years: addressing issues such as self-harm, suicide, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, drug and alcohol abuse, bullying and domestic violence, social isolation.
We operate in several key areas:A : We provide students from Years 8-11 with an exciting one-day event as a school excursion, where students hear empowering messages from their pop-culture role models, in a safe environment where professional support is on-site:
3 key things students leave the day with:
Self- belief and hope that they can enjoy a successful future
The power of resilience and how not to let the past dictate the future
How to take a stand against bullying and other dangerous behaviours and become leaders
B: Students attending the Event are given the opportunity to attend the Stand Tall Champions Camps which provide holiday respite and support to those in need. These camps provide nurturing, self-value and leadership and sports training and are transforming young men and women into self-confident leaders. These students then become student leaders at future camps and events.
C: Personal support and resources following the camps and events.
Werribee Hospital Foundation works with local community to raise vital funds for Wyndham’s only public hospital, The Werribee Mercy Hospital.
Since 1993, the foundation has been providing significant financial support to Werribee Mercy Hospital, that now serves the greater Wyndham region.
We rely on the generous support of our community through donations, grants and bequests to support the purchase of life changing medical equipment, research and innovation.
This work is essential in ensuring Werribee Mercy Hospital can continue to provide a wide range of vital healthcare services for the community as well as developing the next generation of healthcare professionals.
Four mothers with children with Cystic Fibrosis have banded together again in 2016 to run 65km on the 7th of May as an awareness and fundraising campaign.
We encourage everyone to host their 65km event, either as an outdoor event, or a treadmill in your office and band together to complete the challenge virtually all around the world. Donate and share, as that is the only way we will make a difference and change CF to stand for Cure Found, and increase donation rates to help our loved ones that really need the gift of life.
Run and donate now for those who can't
Australian Coalition fighting to PREVENT/PROTECT/PROSECUTE on behalf of trafficked people around the world #togetherwecan #stopthetraffik
We are a community based family support service for families in the Parramatta and Holroyd local government areas.
We provide an efficient, preventative service to our families who seek support to improve their well-being. Our organisation strives to address issues such as child development and behaviour, parenting strategies, strengthening parent / child relationships, social isolation and family violence.
Services are inclusive of diversity and we support families from all cultural backgrounds and family types. These families must have dependent children under 12 years of age living at home.
Parkinson’s disease is a movement and mood disorder typically presenting with symptoms such as slowness of movement, muscle rigidity, instability, tremor, depression and anxiety.
There are estimated to be some 80,000 Australians living with Parkinson’s disease. A diagnosis can occur at any age with the most common age of diagnosis being 65. 20% of those diagnosed are under the age of 50. 10% before the age of 40.
The Foundation was originally called Patient’s Aid Society and was formed by the late Bruce Williams in 1967. It was his wish that people with arthritis would have access to a group providing fellowship, social support and assistance in daily living. The organisation has grown consistently over the years and today has more than 3,000 members and 35 branches and support groups across New South Wales.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation purchases life-saving medical equipment specifically requested by over 390 hospitals and health services across Australia.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation provides equipment for approximately 20,000 children (0- 18 years) who are in hospital on any given day. On average in Australia, 1 in 5 babies will need medical intervention at birth.
In NSW, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation is the largest supplier of children’s medical equipment, behind the State Government, and is working hard with the community to ensue other states and the Northern Territory have the equipment they need. The charity relies heavily on the generosity of corporate and community donors who participate in our fundraising initiatives including the Good Egg lunch, Balmoral Burn, City2Surf and the Great Humpty Ball.
In August 1957, Mary Raine signed the Deed of Trust bequeathing her property empire to the University of Western Australia for the purpose of funding medical research. The Raine Medical Research Foundation was established and has now allocated in excess of $50m to medical research in Western Australia. The Foundation has supported some of WA's most successful medical research leaders at an early stage in their careers, such as Professor Fiona Wood, Professor Fiona Stanley and Professor Peter Klinken. The Foundation commits in excess of $1.3m towards competitive research programs every year including major grants, fellowships, research collaboration awards and travel prizes.
The Jalopy Derby supporting Rural AidWe’re a rally with a real difference… We won’t be rushing from one overnight stop to another, trying to cover as many kilometres as possible and missing the unique environment we’re driving through. On the contrary, our Derby goes out of its way to take in some of the outback’s most iconic landmarks, as well as giving you fascinating insights into the rural areas and the unique challenges they face.
Rural Aid was founded in 2015 to provide a holistic support program to rural Australia. The starting point for the charity was the success of the Buy a Bale campaign, which Australians have generously donated to allowing the distribution of fodder, hampers and more. Rural Aid understand the needs of our primary producers and aim to lend a helping hand when times are tough.
Recent weather events such as fires and cyclones have meant that there is even more call for Rural Aid services than ever before. Rural Aid have a number of programs designed with rebuilding and repairing in mind. These include the Farm Rescue and Weekend Warriors programs, as well as the Farm Army job board where farmers can find help that they need.Check out Rural Aid by clicking on this link.
For over 200 years Wesley Mission’s commitment has been to support and advocate for the most vulnerable members of our society.
Thanks to more than 2,000 staff, almost 6,000 volunteers and many supporters—in addition to strong Federal and New South Wales Government partnerships — these services now cater to a broad spectrum of the community, from children, youth, and families, to older people and carers, to anyone struggling with financial or domestic challenges, homelessness, addiction or mental health issues.
With a variety of volunteering opportunities across 12 services, there's something for everyone.
Watoto Child Care Ministries has cared for more than 4,000 orphaned and vulnerable children since it was established in 1994, with over 3,000 currently receiving care. Some are former child soldiers and some were born to rebel leaders during the civil war. Many of these children have gone on to become lawyers, teachers, computer scientists, journalists, farmers and doctors. As a result of the care and education they have received, they are now impacting society in a positive way.
The UN 17 sustainaility goals list goal #4 as Universal Lifelong Learning by 2030. This is an ambitious goal. We wish to roll out eSOLEMATES as a way to implement this goal by applying connectivism.We are seeking fundng to apply the methods of Dr Sugata Mitra to a small SOLE unit in a housing commision estate at Cranebrook NSW.This will be used for setup and ongoing operational expenses.This will allow us to apply connectivism to social learning in a disadvantaged community.Charles Richard GreenawayB.Sc.(Hons.),M.Sc.,B.Adult Ed.
Mercy Health Foundation supports Mercy Health by advancing care and improving life outcomes for people in need. Since it was established in 2006, Mercy Health Foundation has worked closely with our many varied donors, including large philanthropic and family donors, corporate partners, event participants, community fundraisers and Mercy Health staff.
Mercy Health is an organisaiton grounded in a 2,000-year tradition of caring for others. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Health employs more than 8,500 people who provide acute and subacute hospital care, aged care, mental health programs, maternity and specialist women’s health services, early parenting services, hme and community care services and health worker training and development.
Mercy Health cares for communities in Victoria, southern New South Wales, northern Queensland, Western Australia and the Australin Capital Territory.
The Foundation activites echo the Mercy Health values of Compassion, Hospitality, Respect, Innovation, Stewardship and Teamwork. Mercy Health Foundation’s main purpose is to support Mercy Health in advancing and improving life outcomes of those in need.
The Foundation works closely with everyone across Mercy Health to ensure funds are used in accordance with donor wishes. Equally importantly, we seek to fulfill the strategic, research, clinical and care priorities of Mercy Health and the community it serves.
The Smith Family is the largest children’s education charity helping young Australians from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed at school, so they can create better futures for themselves.
By providing much-needed educational support, together we can help these children break free from the cycle of poverty and realise their potential.
Hear and Say was established in 1992 by Dr Dimity Dornan AO and today provides services and programs to children, young adults and families across five centres including audiology, auditory-verbal therapy, occupational therapy and school hearing screening. We also provide Telepractice services online reaching out to rural and remote areas.
We are a not-for-profit organisation and must raise more than $10,000 each year, for up to five years, to teach one child with hearing loss to listen and speak. Hear and Say is a member of First Voice, the national voice for member organisations whose primary focus is the provision of listening and spoken language therapy services in Australia and New Zealand.
Our aim is to help all children to hear, listen and speak so they can attend a regular school, have wider career choices and can more fully participate in their community. Hear and Say interfaces state-of-the-art hearing technology (digital hearing aids and implantable technology such as cochlear implants) with the Auditory-Verbal Therapy approach. We are committed to using clinical research to measure outcomes.
Our success lies in the vital role that parents/caregivers play in teaching their children to listen and speak.
Kids Giving Back is a charitable organisation providing community engagement programs for children 6 - 18 years old enabling them to develop empathy, altruism and a sense of belonging. Our work creates a ripple effect across the community educating, influencing, and empowering children, families and those we work with.
We are a TRIPLE IMPACT organisation.
Our programs benefit:
We are CHANGE MAKERS.Our work with children and families, schools, out of school hours services, charity partners, philanthropic foundations, and government has the capacity to provide significant outcomes in the short term that will contribute to long term positive social change.
At Cottage by the Sea we aim to empower disadvantaged children by supporting them in developing their self-esteem, health and well being. Our programs emphasise co-operation and respect and encourage children to be healthy, active, happy and secure. Children are given the opportunity to participate in a range of leadership and outreach programs in a positive, friendly, healthy, seaside environment.
For over 130 years, The Salvation Army has been offering support and care to some of the most marginalised and disadvantaged people in our communities. We believe that no one should have to go it alone and journey with our clients for the long run. Today, The Salvation Army is one of the largest providers of social and welfare services in Australia.
Every week, thousands of Australians turn to us for help – for shelter, food, a refuge from domestic violence, for counselling and many other needs. Our areas of focus are youth, homelessness and emergency assistance, recovery services (drug and alcohol rehabilitation), rural and emergency (disaster) services.
This Benojo profile relates to the work of The Salvation Army nationally and covers all Australian States and Territories.
Shake It Up Australia Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2011 by Clyde Campbell, a father of three and business owner who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2009 at the age of 44. Following his diagnosis, Clyde set out to learn as much as he could about Parkinson’s to determine what he could do in a practical sense to assist. His search led him to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) for Parkinson’s Research in the United States and the remarkable work they do to fund medical research around the world targeted at finding better treatments on the path to finding a cure for Parkinson’s.
The approach MJFF take to assessing, funding and project managing world’s best research all over the globe eliminates redundancy, ensures efficiency and unites the global community in the quest to find a cure. The Shake It Up Foundation established a partnership with The Michael J. Fox Foundation and we are now the largest non-government funder of Parkinson’s research across multiple research institutes in Australia. Since we started in 2011 we have invested $3 million into Australian research in our pursuit to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. 100% of all income we raise is directed to funding Australian research which is made possible by our founding director's commitment to cover all administration costs. In addition most Australian research projects we support are funded 50/50 by The Michael J Fox Foundation which means we can double the reach of our funds raised.
Hagar is an international organisation committed to the protection, recovery and reintegration of women and children who have suffered severe human rights abuses. Hagar operates commercial and not for profit entities in pursuit of its mission – to do what ever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore a broken life.
Fight Cancer Foundation is a national charity dedicated to giving hope and saving lives by providing care, treatment and support for cancer patients and their families and funding vital research into cancer treatment and cures.
Founded in 1989 as the Bone Marrow Donor Institute to establish Australia’s first bone marrow donor registry and find a cure for leukaemia, the organisation’s broader scope now provides support services for patients with blood and other cancers.
Our support services include affordable accommodation for rural and interstate patients accessing major treating hospitals in New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria, and education support to young learners undergoing cancer treatment in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.
Our Vision: Finding Answers ~ Healing Families
Our Mission: Making a difference through education, research and providing grief support for those affected by the death of a child.