As a charitable community foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation’s role is to connect people, ideas and funding to create positive social change and address Melbourne’s future needs, now. Since its establishment in 1923, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations by proactively supporting Melbourne and its community.
For over 90 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 them to build the capacity of charities and drive innovation to find solutions to the challenges of today.
Their current priorities are the following Impact Areas:
• Education and Employment
• Environementa nd Sustainability
• Health and Resilient Communities
• Homelessness and Affordable Housing
• Impact Stories