Foote Trust donor advised grants

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Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Grants

Eldon and Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Grants

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At a glance

Up to $50,000, for one year
13 February 2017
3 March 2017
June 2017
Please see 'Areas of Interest' on this page.
Eligible Australian charities based or operating in ACT, NSW, QLD or Norfolk Island are preferred.


In 2000 Mr Eldon Foote and his wife Anne established the Eldon & Anne Foote Trust with Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Mr Foote was a successful Canadian lawyer, entrepreneur and businessman, and later a very generous philanthropist.

Today grants are made in the many areas of interest specified in the Foote Trust Deed of Gift. This includes grants from Mrs Foote’s Donor Advised Program. Under the Deed of Gift, the Board of the Foundation has the overall responsibility for final grantmaking decisions.

The Foundation recognises Mr Foote’s exceptional philanthropic spirit. His gift has enabled the Foundation to have a greater impact on community needs through grantmaking and inspiring others to become philanthropists.

Areas of Interest

When applying to the Eldon & Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program please ensure that your application specifically addresses one of the following priority areas for 2017:

Arts - focused on theatre, children’s theatre and painting

Environment and Heritage - focused on protecting reefs and sea life; protecting bushland and forests; honey bee research; and research to advance alternative energy and supporting the preservation of community heritage and use of buildings

Health - focused on children’s health, education about health care, prevention of child abuse, medical research, ophthalmology and support for medical facilities

Youth - focused on education, including education and sports scholarships, support for students with a disability or facing other disadvantage, and assisting all young people to attend and excel at school and in life

This grant round has closed for 2017.

How to Apply

Tax Endorsements
To be eligible to apply for a grant from the Eldon & Anne Foote Trust Donor Advised Program, an organisation must be endorsed as a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) by the Australian Tax Office.

For this program, applications from eligible Australian charities based or operating in ACT, NSW, QLD or Norfolk Island are preferred.  

Before submitting an application, please ensure that you have spoken with one of our Program Managers.

Applications for 2017 have now closed.

Please visit this page in early 2018 for information about next year’s grant round.

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