For over 95 years, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has made a real and lasting impact on the big challenges facing Melbourne. As these change over time, the Foundation monitors and researches current and emerging issues to prioritise and anticipate the needs of Melbourne. Funds received from generous bequests and donations enable us to build the capacity of charities and drive innovation to find solutions to the challenges of today. Our current priorities are the following Impact Areas.
Supporting young and older people to access education and work.
Transitioning towards a low-carbon economy, building a sustainable food system and protecting water eco-systems.
Supporting connected, inclusive and resilient communities.
Increasing the supply of affordable housing and preventing homelessness through early intervention initiatives.
Learn how our grants are supporting the community.