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.