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Here’s Looking at You, Melbourne

Vital Signs

“Great cities don’t look the other way when things are perhaps not going as they should. They look towards those things and are prepared to tackle them," said Lord Mayor Robert Doyle at the launch of Greater Melbourne Vital Signs 2017.

Bid for Good

bid for good

New creative hub gets $100,000 boost thanks to a partnership between Sydney Airport and Sydney Community Foundation to select grant recipients from the proceeds of the annual Lost Property Auction.

Honda Foundation

The Power of Dreams

As The Honda Foundation reaches a milestone of 25 years since establishment and $10 million in grants, Chairman Stephen Collins reflects on its work and lessons learned along the way.

Lyone Foundation

A Family Gives Back: Lyone Foundation Premium

“It came down to our personal story and that we really wanted to support people in Australia. So we support Australian charities that are focused on human welfare. The majority of our giving all comes back to that.” Belinda Lyone

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Sydney Community Foundation and Sydney Airport to 107 Projects


  • Ramaciotti Foundations to Seven Australian biomedical researchers

    $1.7 million

  • Christine Wilson and Family to Snowdome Foundation

    $5.5 million

  • Kennards Hire to Redkite


  • Catriona and Simon Mordant to Sydney Dance Company


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