The IOOF Foundation Community Program is committed to creating opportunities for disadvantaged families, youth and the aged, by investing in initiatives that improve quality of life and help others achieve their potential to meaningfully participate in the community.
The IOOF Foundation provides grants that support Australian not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged families, disadvantaged children and youth and aged care.
Aged care: The Foundation will be giving priority to program's that are committed to providing the quality of life for individuals and their families with progressive neurological and physical diseases.
Disadvantaged families: The Foundation's basic needs program, supports community groups that are assisting families that are struggling to be self-sufficient and support long-term priorities solutions that help families move out of poverty or avoid a crisis.
Disadvantaged children and youth: The Foundation supports education projects that help break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young Australians to reach their potential. Priority will be given to applications addressing:
- Prevention and early intervention, and
- Education, employment and training for young people.
Focus is on programs that are:
- Sustainable: will continue to have an impact and remain sustainable beyond the period of our support.
- Measured: are measured and evaluated to show the progress of the program, its outcomes and impacts.
- Connect: have the ability to connect nationally, including the sharing of improved knowledge so that others may benefit.
- Impact: are designed to impact those most in need directly and attempt to identify and deal with the cause of a problem.
- Involvement: would benefit from, or require involvement from, IOOF staff e.g. volunteering, fundraising.
Grants will be considered for organisations represented in any Australian State or Territory.
The IOOF Foundation can only make grants to charitable organisations with a DGR Item 1.
The general grant program is for funding on average for $30,000 per year for up to two years.