Board Director

Are you passionate about philanthropy and making a positive impact in South West Victoria? The South West Community Foundation is looking for dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors!

Why join our Board of Directors?

  • Make a difference: As a Board Director, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our community. Your expertise and commitment will directly impact the lives of those in need.
  • Philanthropic leadership: Join a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about philanthropy and giving back. Collaborate with fellow Directors who share your dedication to community development.
  • Strategic decision-making: Help guide our organisation’s strategic direction and grant allocation. Your input will shape how we address community needs effectively and efficiently.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with a diverse group of community leaders, businesses, and organisations who share your commitment to philanthropy and community betterment.
  • Personal growth: Serving on our Board offers valuable leadership experience and personal growth opportunities. You’ll gain insights into nonprofit governance, fundraising, and community development.

About the position


South West Community Foundation


South West Victoria – Warrnambool, Moyne, Corangamite, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Colac Otway shires

Position type


About South West Community Foundation

The South West Community Foundation is a philanthropic organisation dedicated to community building in South West Victoria. Through donations, grants, and community partnerships, we support local initiatives that address community needs and promote positive change. Our organisation is committed to fostering a stronger, more vibrant community.

Position overview

The South West Community Foundation is seeking passionate and dedicated individuals to join our Board of Directors. Board Directors play a crucial role in guiding the organisation’s strategic direction, ensuring sound governance, and actively participating in fundraising and grant allocation efforts. This position offers an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the community, collaborate with fellow philanthropic leaders, and contribute to the Foundation’s mission.

Key responsibilities

  • Strategic leadership: Provide input and guidance on the Foundation’s strategic priorities, goals, and initiatives to advance community well-being.
  • Governance: Actively participate in board meetings, discussions, and decision-making processes. Ensure the organisation’s compliance with legal and ethical standards.
  • Fundraising: Support fundraising efforts, including donor cultivation, grant writing, and participation in fundraising events to secure resources for community projects.
  • Grant allocation: Review grant applications, assess project proposals, and make informed decisions regarding the distribution of funds to support community initiatives.
  • Community engagement: Foster positive relationships with local stakeholders, community organisations, and donors to enhance the Foundation’s impact and reach.
  • Advocacy: Advocate for the Foundation’s mission and the importance of philanthropy in the community.
  • Financial oversight: Assist in monitoring the organisation’s financial health and ensure the responsible use of resources.


  • A commitment to the values and mission of the South West Community Foundation.
  • Background or strong interest in philanthropy, community development, donations, and grants.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Previous board or nonprofit experience is preferred but not required. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, we encourage you to apply.

Time commitment

Board Directors are expected to attend regular board meetings (typically monthly) committee meetings as needed, and actively engage in Foundation activities. The estimated time commitment may vary but is approximately 5-10 hours per month.

Term of service

Board Directors are appointed for a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal and maximum tenure of three consecutive terms.

How to apply

To express your interest in becoming a Board Director with the South West Community Foundation, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your qualifications, passion for philanthropy, and vision for community development.

Email your application to info@southwestcommunityfoundation or fill in the form below.

Join us in making a difference in South West Victoria through philanthropy and community empowerment. Be a part of our dedicated team and help shape a brighter future for our community. Apply today!

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