RACV Community Foundation

We're committed to serving the community

What are we here for?

RACV has proudly supported Victorians and their communities for over 100 years.  As Victoria’s population grows and diversifies, it stretches the capacity of our cities, our systems and our resources to support Victorians and ensure their wellbeing.

RACV recognises the critical role that communities play in providing a safety net and support network for all Victorians.  Accordingly, the RACV Community Foundation exists to support the wellbeing of all Victorians by investing in programs that help them be a part of, contribute to and tap into the collective strength of their communities.

Since 1997 the RACV Community Foundation has approved grants of more than $3.7 million to more than 300 charities.

2018 Grants Round is now closed. Thank you to all organisations who have submitted applications.

We are currently accepting expressions of interest for the 2019 Grants Round.

Donor Sue Dyson “A Sense of Place"

Being a retired teacher Sue hopped on board because there’s a lot of organisations supporting children that RACV Community Foundation has helped.

Ballarat Hospice Care - Connecting to Safety

The hospice can be even more responsive as each nurse has a new laptop thanks to a grant form the RACV Community Foundation

West Welcome Wagon - “Wheels for West Welcome Wagon”

A new delivery van makes it possible for volunteers to drop off entire households of goods to newly arrived asylum seekers, so they feel truly welcome in Melbourne’s west.

How you can Support the Foundation

You can become one of the many people who donate to the Foundation every year by clicking on the Donate button on this page and following a few simple steps.

We are a charitable fund so all donations are tax-deductible, and you can be sure your donation will make a real and positive difference.

Reasons to support the RACV Community Foundation

  • A demonstrated history of community impact across Victoria – more than 50% of all grants have been awarded to rural and regional organisations.
  • A focus on grass roots organizations – more than 80% of grants support organisations with annual turnovers of less than $5 million.
  • A strong charter and rules ensuring compliance with all relevant legislation.
  • A rigorous grants approval process.
  • Qualified and experienced management and staff.


RACV Community Foundation Annual Review 2017


Read about our previous year

RACV Community Foundation Annual review 2016

Find out more about our grant recipients

Contact us at foundation@racv.com.au

Donor Relationships Coordinator: Nicole Ballina - 03 9790 2985

Administrative assistant: Carline Allas