Our Impact

Our Strategy

In late 2017, VFFF set a number of strategic goals based on what we’ve learnt about useful and impactful grantmaking:

  1. Make fewer, larger and longer term grants
  2. Increase funding for organisations’ core operations and to build their capacity
  3. Increase funding for work in rural and regional communities

GOAL 1: Make fewer, larger and longer term grants

Total grants

Average grant size

multi-year

GOAL 2: 75% of funding for core operations and capacity building

core ops

GOAL 3: 60% of funding for work in rural and regional communities

R&R

VFFF's goal to make fewer, larger and longer grants was impacted in FY20 and FY21 by the onset of COVID-19. In this period, VFFF made a number of additional one-off grants to support our existing partners navigate adverse financial impacts as a result of the pandemic.

For more information see our COVID-19 granting principles here.