VFFF was established as a family charitable trust in 1962 through the generosity of the late Sir Vincent Fairfax.

Latest Grants

  • Desert Pea Media
    $132,000 towards Ngemba Ngurra: Light of the Ngemba people - a series of four music-based workshops over 12 months with Indigenous young people at Bourke High School
  • Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia
    $300,000 over three years towards operational costs to promote the importance of primary industries among students and teachers
  • St Francis Social Services
    $340,000 over three years for The Humanitarian Hub - an Alliance between four agencies to build volunteering capacity to meet the needs of people seeking asylum
  • Weave Youth & Community Services
    $362,965 over three years for Creating Futures Justice Project, a prison release program to reduce recidivism rates of young people in Sydney's inner South East communities
  • Brisbane Water Secondary College
    $40,625 towards supporting the BWSC Agriculture Farm
  • Daystar Foundation
    $48,500 towards supporting the One TRIBE music program
  • Public Interest Advocacy Centre
    $50,000 towards the Asylum Seeker Health Rights Project
  • Skilling Australia Foundation
    $30,000 towards the Youth Jobs Initiative
  • Yeoval and District Men's Shed
    $50,000 for the construction of Yeoval and District Men's Shed Clubhouse
  • Scripture Union QLD Camp Cobbold
    $40,000 towards a 5 day camp to engage young emerging community leaders in remote areas

For requests over $50,000 VFFF has a two-step application process which begins with a preliminary enquiry followed by a formal submission which is by invitation only. For requests between $20,000 and $50,000 VFFF has a single step grant application process.


VFFF considers requests under four themes:

  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Christianity
  • Community Wellbeing

VFFF seeks to increase our impact and improve our philanthropic practice through a number of strategic initiatives.

These programs are ‘beyond funding’ opportunities in which the foundation can work closely with others and invest resources beyond the financial including its networks, time, expertise and voice towards achieving greater outcomes.