Pathways to Employment 2016
Last month, 20 local organisations received funding
as part of our annual Pathways to Employment grant round. These organisations reflect the breadth of community work in our region. Over 60 donors, grant recipients, and other supporters of the Foundation joined us at the Islamic Museum of Australia in Thornbury to acknowledge the work local groups play turning philanthropic money into community value.
Other donations - large and small - are welcome, with funds directed to support diverse community groups. You can donate at our website
Flowthrough funds more than money
Part of the Foundation's role is linking donors and local community groups, to increase resources for the north. As an example of this, Thornbury has a new resident to the neighbourhood – a colourful ‘Playhouse Cubby’ donated as a result of a partnership between the Inner North Community Foundation, Kids Under Cover, Portland House Foundation, Fairhaven Homes and the Aborigines Advancement League. This approach to philanthropy focuses on unlocking a community’s potential through collaboration and partnerships. Find out more about the cubby here
Crowdfunding can tap into people's desire to give locally, with some local groups exceeding their target by 66% (huge congrats Friends of Merri Creek
!). If your community group is looking to raise funds through Pozible
, Start Some Good
or any of the many other platforms, the Foundation may be able to help. Find out more here
Our 10th sub-fund has been established! The Norm Anderson Young People’s Trust was ported to the Inner North Community Foundation, with a cheque for $192,024 presented to the Foundation by Cr Samantha Ratnam, Mayor of Moreland.
The transfer of the Norm Anderson Trust gives the Foundation the opportunity to recognise the legacy of the long-term secretary of the Club, Norm Anderson, but also to continue the ripple effect of funds raised for local young people. The gift is a culmination of two years’ work from Council and the Foundation, with assistance from Alice Macdougall at Herbert Smith Freehills. Read more about the announcement here
Run Melbourne results
The winter weather turned on the sun for Run Melbourne in July. A strong team of supporters, including many IntoWork employees, were proud to be part of this popular charity. Just under $4,100 was raised in support of the Foundation. Big thanks to everyone that took part and donated, and stay tuned on how you can get invovled next year!