News Collaborative Funding Round In 2020, a group of foundations came together to consider the serious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for many for-purpose and arts sectors organisations. VFFF took part in this philanthropic collaboration, the COVID and Beyond NFP Recovery Project. Five funders (VFFF, Ian Potter Foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Sidney Myer Fund and Gandel Philanthropy) engaged Dandolo Partners to undertake research and consultation with social sector and arts sector organisations. This research consulted with 57 organisations to identify: key themes in how organisations are responding to changed operating environments examples of sector-led approaches to innovating service delivery…Read More
In August 2020, the VFFF Grants Committee approved $48,500 towards the Men4Respect program, run by YFS in Logan, Qld. This program is a fantastic example of using peer-led education to tackle a persistent social issue, and is delivered by paid Youth Ambassadors. Men4Respect Coordinator Andrew Taukolo provides some insights.Read More
For many young people in out-of-home care, approaching their 18th birthday can be daunting. The Home Stretch campaign seeks to extend the age of leaving care from 18 to 21, providing greater stability and security for young people who may already be having a rough time.Read More
This quarter, VFFF approved 12 new grants totalling $3,019,907.
Click on each organisation to find out more about their work.Read More