RACV Community Foundation

We're committed to serving the community

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.

2019 Grants Round opening soon

We are currently accepting expressions of interest.

Contact us at foundation@racv.com.au

Community Foundation Coordinator - Nicole Ballina - 03 9790 2985

Administrative assistant: Carline Allas

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.