Country Idealist Profiles

Principal Foundations in Northern Territory

Foundations that give funds to organizations in the Northern Territory’s third sector include:

Australian Charities
http://www.auscharity.org/
Has a selection of links for fundraisers and a database of contact details for major Australian Charities.

Australia’s Open Garden Scheme
http://www.opengarden.org.au/grants.htm
Provides grants for garden-related community projects.

Australian Ethical Investment Scheme
http://www.austethical.com.au/company_information/community_grants
Provides grants to community groups annually.

Charities Aid Foundation
http://www.cafaustralia.org.au/
Allows charitable organisations to be placed on a registry to be matched with corporate donors and sponsors.

Commonwealth Bank Staff Community Fund Local Grants Program
http://about.commbank.com.au/group_display/0,1696,TS16848,00.html
Aims specifically to assist community groups with projects that improve the health and well being of children and young people nationally.

Comic Relief Australia
http://www.volunteeringaustralia.org/html/s02_article/default.asp?nav_top_id=64&nav_cat_id=137
Grants are managed through Volunteering Australia and are available for a wide range of not for profit organisations.

Fosters Community Grants
http://www.fosters.com.au/about/fosterscommunitygrants.htm
Fosters community grants for specific projects run by community groups and charities.

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
http://www.fosters.com.au/about/fosterscommunitygrants.htm
Aims to take a leadership role in assisting regional, rural and remote communities to respond to social, cultural and economic change. The FRRR administers a number of funding programs and grants.

The Foundation for Young Australians
http://www.youngaustralians.org/
A not-for-profit organisation committed to investing in excess of $3 million each year on providing opportunities for young people with specific funding for projects involving Indigenous youth.

Friends of the Australian Communication Exchange Support Program (FACES)
http://www.aceinfo.net.au/Resources/Sponsorship/index.html
Provides funding for projects by nonprofit organisations which benefit the deaf, hearing or speech impaired in the community.

Landcare Community Grants
http://www.landcareonline.com/funding_opportunity_details.asp?fo_id=9
Grants funded in partnership with Australia Post and provide grants for projects aimed at improving the environment.

Macquarie Group Foundation
http://www.macquarie.com/foundation/index.htm
Supports groups and activities in Australia and overseas.

The Mercy Foundation
http://www.mercyfoundation.com.au/index.html
Provides support for organisations involved in reducing inequality and poverty in Australia.

The Myer Foundation and The Sidney Myer Fund
http://www.myerfoundation.org.au/
Grantmaking to build a fair, just, creative, sustainable and caring society through initiatives that promote positive change in Australia, and in relation to Australia’s regional setting.

National Foundation for Australian Women
http://nfaw.org/partners/donor.html
Runs a program through which other women’s groups can receive tax deductible donations and grants through their preferred donor fund.

NRMA Insurance communityhelp grants
http://www.nrma.com.au/pub/nrma/community/help-program/index.shtml
Grants for crime and injury prevention, emergency services and the environment. In South Australia the program operates under SGIO and in Western Australia under SGIC.

Optus Connecting Communities Grants Program
http://www.optus.net.au
Provides grants to organisations to help reduce social isolation and to reconnect disengaged youth.

Perpetual Trustees Australia
http://www.perpetual.com.au/philanthropy/default.htm
Manages charitable funds

Peter Brock Foundation
http://peterbrockfoundation.com.au/ 
Provides funding and support for community groups and organisations with a focus on welfare services, social issues and community programs.

The Ian Potter Foundation
http://www.ianpotter.org.au/
Makes grants for general charitable purposes in Australia that advance knowledge and benefit the community in the areas of the arts, community wellbeing, education, environment and conservation, health,
medical research and science.

The Reichstein Foundation
http://www.reichstein.org.au/ 
Funds projects aimed at assisting disadvantaged communities.

The Telstra Foundation
http://www.rockfound.org/
Provides community development grants for projects particularly aimed at children and young people. They also provide assistance through their Indigenous Community Development program and Social Innovation Grants.

Westfarmers
http://www.wesfarmers.com.au/default.aspx?MenuID=27
Makes contributions to community-benefiting activities through its corporate office and through subsidiary businesses. Applications for small donations such as gift vouchers should be made to individual business outlets.

Westpac Matching Gifts Program
http://www.westpac.com.au/internet/publish.nsf/content/wiwcsi+matching+gifts
Matches donations by employees to charities dollar for dollar.

World Wildlife Fund Australia
http://wwf.org.au/ourwork/species/tsngrants/
Provides funding through its Threatened Species Network Community Grants program to groups working to protect wildlife or habitats.  

Source(s):
http://www.aph.gov.au/library/intguide/sp/spgrants.htm#territory

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