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Canberra’s Vital Signs

Vital Signs

Snow Foundation has partnered with Hands Across Canberra to take the pulse of our nation’s capital.


Before I die

“Lee took my hand and we set off together on a fun and illuminating journey of life. I'm a little sad that we are reaching the end of my life story...” How volunteer biographers help the terminally ill tell their life stories – a gift for those they love.


Muhammad Yunus is chasing three zeroes

Nobel Laureate, inventor of microcredit and founder of Grameen Bank on how entrepreneurship and social business can lead us to a new world of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net carbon emissions.

Gift table

Recent donations, grants and corporate partnerships

  • Hand Heart Pocket to Help Enterprises

    $3.3 million

  • The Wilson Foundation to Deakin University’s Food & Mood Centre

    More than $1 million

  • Dick Smith to The Country Women's Association

    $1 million

  • The Cauliflower Club to Sargood Foundation


  • The estate of James Fairfax to The National Gallery of Australia

    $1.2 million

See all gifts