We celebrate volunteerism by conceiving and producing ambitious collective-action platforms that blend culture and social impact. We’re motivated to foster understanding by creating authentic connections –between partner organisations and their people– with the broader community. Projects intervene wherever there is need, ranging from designing programs to help shape S.T.E.A.M education, to regenerating green spaces and natural habitats, to refurbishing buildings, to developing urban food alternatives, such as shipping-container farms. Project works are calibrated to create the most fun and rewarding volunteer experiences whilst efficiently delivering the highest impact with the lowest waste. Our social impact work began in 2005 when helping to establish Guinness’ Water of Life program in Sub-Saharan Africa. In the 15 years since, a broad variety of innovative platforms and projects have been designed and delivered in Australia, the US, UK and Brazil. Corps Projects operates from Perth, Western Australia.
The Hunger Project's Vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. The Hunger Project’s Mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. We know it’s possible for hunger to end, and that our generation has the power to end it once and for all. In our experience, people who live in hunger are not the problem – they are the solution. We don’t see a billion mouths to feed, we see a billion human beings who are enterprising and resilient. The work, therefore, is to unlock their capacity, creativity and leadership so they can end their own hunger. That’s what we do. The Hunger Project empowers women and men living in rural villages in Africa, India, Bangladesh and Latin America to end their own hunger. We reach more than 16.1 million people who are transforming themselves, their families and their communities, and are bringing about the end of hunger. We’ve always believed the end of hunger is possible, and as of September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals to end poverty, inequality and halt climate change. The Global Goals set out a vision for the world from 2015 to 2030 so that we all work collectively and collaboratively towards the end of hunger. We always knew that it would take much more than ‘business as usual’ to end hunger, so this alignment of governments and international organisations to this deadline is a crucial tipping point for the end of hunger. This is a big shift globally in how we think about hunger. This is a really exciting time for us and our village partners. We’re thrilled you’re part of it too.
Sydney Community Foundation has grown its reach and impact by establishing initiatives to support two key cause areas. Sydney Women’s Fund empowering women and girls and Be Kind Sydney empowering women and communities. Sydney Community Foundation, established in 2004, has over a decade of experience connecting philanthropy with Sydney communities in most need. Small grant specialists, SCF has overseen the distribution of almost $3 million to innovative, grassroots charities who design and run projects that support vulnerable people in the Greater Sydney area. Grants ranging between $5,000 to $100,000 have supported projects that create belonging; education and employment pathways; build safety and independence; and transform place. As Sydney’s only independent community foundation with a local geographic focus, SCF has the granting expertise to guide giving from Private Ancillary Funds; corporates; and individuals; to local high-impact projects that are community led, sustainable social investments. SCF projects recognise the barriers faced by those struggling in our city, alleviating poverty and suffering by encouraging the strengths of the individual in their journey to independence. Supporting people one-by-one, we build stronger communities. SCF is growing its funds under management, so that more can be granted each year, creating stronger Sydney communities for today and future generations.