As Australia’s largest independent community foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation inspires philanthropy to create positive social change.
Annually, the Foundation provides grants of $12 million to not-for-profit organisations throughout Melbourne to increase life opportunities and promote social inclusion.
Our grants program supports four Impact Areas including Homelessness & Affordable Housing; Inclusive, Sustainable Economy & Jobs; Healthy & Climate Resilient Communities; Generous Melbourne.
At Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation we encourage engagement and participation in community philanthropy. Our donor opportunities include gifts in wills, charitable fund accounts, giving circles and giving accounts, as well as donating to fundraising appeals.
Inspiring philanthropy. Sustained social impact.
As a community foundation, we work in partnership with our stakeholders to lead positive change. We do this through innovative and inspired philanthropy. This includes granting, community engagement, partnerships, research, sharing knowledge, influencing policy and impact investment.