About South West Community Foundation

Community incentives programs

One of the South West Community Foundation’s key aims is to build a substantial, permanent trust fund, which supports projects that strengthen communities throughout South West Victoria.

South West Community Foundation’s funds are held in perpetuity, which means the corpus funds continue to grow and the interest earned from their investment is used in the for community grant programs. With the release of the 2021 Grant Recipient list, the Foundation crossed the milestone of more that $1million in grants to community groups within the south west region.

South West Community Foundation and its community grant programs cover six municipal council areas in the south west of Victoria: Colac Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Warrnambool, Southern Grampians and Glenelg.


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South West Community Foundation’s value proposition

The South West Community Foundation is building a permanent fund to support our communities and enrich the lives of the people who live here

Our purpose (why we exist)

Our overarching goal or purpose is to celebrate, support and strengthen the community of South West Victoria.

Our vision (what we want to achieve)

Our vision is to build a strong, caring and connected South West that is reflected in a culture of giving, where people contribute to and support the Region and their local communities.

Our mission (how we seek to do that)

We seek to do that by making it easy for people to give, and helping to support groups, organisations, and initiatives in the community that help strengthen our Region and the communities and people that make it up.