What are we here for?
RACV has proudly supported Victorians and their communities for more than 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. The RACV Community Foundation recognises the critical role that communities play in providing a safety net and support network for all Victorians.
The RACV Community Foundation exists to provide a source of philanthropic funding for not-for-profit organisations who help marginalised and at-risk Victorians. We seek to help these Victorians be a part of, contribute to and tap into the collective strength of their communities by overcoming issues related to:
- social isolation
- access to safe and affordable housing
- transport disadvantage
We do this by supporting grassroots programs that:
- create opportunities for Victorians to engage with their communities and build more meaningful social connections with each other
- empower Victorians to access the people, places and activities that are core to their wellbeing
- build stronger community support networks by connecting those in need with those who have something they can give (e.g. time, resources, skills or companionship)
How you can support the Foundation
The RACV Community Foundation was founded in 1997 and to date, has provided over $4.1 million to approximately 500 Victorian charities and community groups. With the scope of programs extending across both regional and metropolitan Victoria, it is likely that a community group in your area has benefited from an RACV Community Foundation grant in that time.
You can become one of the many people who donate to the Foundation every year by clicking on the Donate button at the top of this page. Even a small contribution will truly make a big difference to help the lives of Victorians in need.
All donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.
2018 grant recipients
The 2018 grants have been announced. Click here (PDF) to find out more about the wonderful programs we supported this year. Thank you to all organisations who submitted applications.