The South West Community Foundation was established in 2007, through the vision of Josie Black, with a mission to foster a culture of philanthropy and strengthen the communities of south west Victoria.

The Foundation is a philanthropic trust created by the people of south west Victoria, funded by donations from the region, with the goal to provide small but vital grants to community organisations across the Warrnambool, Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Corangamite and Colac Otway local government areas.

At SWCF, we make it easy for people in south west Victoria to contribute to a pool of funds used to support charitable projects through purposeful grant making. We are governed by independent volunteer trustees that steward the growth of the fund, or endowment, to benefit the community in perpetuity.

The Foundation works in partnership with donors, local organisations and the community to strengthen communities and increase opportunities. We are uniquely placed to understand and respond to the immediate and long term needs of the community.