The word ‘matana’ means ‘gift’ in Hebrew.
Established in 2003, Matana Foundation hopes to address pressing issues of youth disadvantage:
the unemployment rate of 15 – 24 year olds is almost double that of the rate in the general population; 42% of young people leaving state or foster care are unemployed one year later;
young people aged 12 – 24 make up an estimated 36% of all homeless people.
Matana Foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund (PAF)
Matana can only make grants to organisations that hold the following ATO endorsements:
Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) – Item 1
Tax Concession Charity (TCC)
Evidence of endorsements is required at the point of application. If your organisation does not have Item 1 DGR and TCC status, unfortunately we will not be able to consider your application.
The Matana Foundation will not consider applications that request funding for:
– Operating costs including salaries and administration costs, unless such costs are part of an otherwise eligible project
– Capital and building expenditure, including equipment, vehicles, travel, furniture, books and conferences, unless such costs are part of an otherwise eligible project
– Retrospective funding or budget deficits
– Fundraising events and campaigns
– Medical programs or research
– Religious activities, where the applicant project involves religious instruction.
The Matana Foundation will not consider applications for funding from:
– Individuals, state and federal government bodies
– Organisations outside Australia.
How much can I apply for?
There is no minimum or maximum amount, but as a guide, grants are usually in the range of $1,000 to $10,000. However, assessment will be made on an individual basis. We also encourage grantseekers to apply to other sources to facilitate joint funding of projects.
When can I apply?
They do not have particular ‘funding rounds’. Grants may be sought at any time.