What We Do

The Southern Highlands Foundation is the local community foundation established by and for the people of the Wingecarribee Shire in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales.

What do we do?

The Foundation raises money from many sources including other Foundations and donors, and makes grants to community groups in our shire. Pool the charitable gifts and bequests of donors into a permanent, income-earning endowment that benefits the people of the Southern Highlands in perpetuity. Make grants from the earnings of these funds to support a range of initiatives from health, education and social services to arts, culture and the environment. Offer advice and support to individuals and organisations making philanthropic decisions. Foster leadership by bringing people together from all sectors to identify and address issues and to leverage opportunities in the region. Support projects that promote self-sufficiency and long-term sustainability. As an independent charitable organisation, we are limited only by the will and imagination of our donors. We believe in the power of individuals and organisations working together to effect positive change in our community.

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Vision Statement - Foster Philanthropy, Strengthen Community, Generate Hope

Founded - In 2002 through the vision of Dr Helen McCue, AM.

Status - Registered charity, public foundation

What we do - Help people invest in the charities and causes they care about most.

Features - Simple, flexible and cost-efficient. 
Personalised Service. 
Local expertise.


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