The Gold Coast Community Foundation is aimed at strengthening the community by facilitating giving and by partnering with donors to build an enduring source of funding from which to support charitable projects.
By donating and or leaving a bequest to QCF for the Gold Coast Community Foundation you are helping create an enduring legacy.
The regional grants program aims to support eligible charitable organisations providing local service delivery in areas such as aged care, family support, children, health and welfare, youth and arts.
The Gold Coast Community Foundation supported 10 local organisations to deliver projects in the 2017-18 financial year.
Aunties and Uncles Queensland $3,940
To provide a child with a mentor to help provide a positive childhood experience and to enhance their social and emotional development
Cystic Fibrosis Queensland $2,000
To bring together Gold Coast parents and carers of children living with cystic fibrosis to encourage resilience, positive self-thinking and mutual support.
Gecko Environment Council $2,200
Towards the marine clean-up by school students in the Beree-Badalla Mangrove Reserve in the Currumbin Estuary.
Hands to Hold $2,500
To link people together so they can experience support, fellowship and care, and practical advice around chronic disease.
Prison Fellowship Australia – Queensland $3,000
Towards the Angel Tree, which allows incarcerated parents to nominate their children to receive a gift on Christmas day. Additionally, provide for a camp for kids, which will take vulnerable children most at risk of becoming offenders themselves on an adventure camp, where they have some respite, and experience a positive environment.
Retreat For Kids $5,000
Towards extending the Sanctuary Women’s and Children’s Refuge in Tallebudgera’s outdoor cooking space.
Robina Community Legal Centre $2,180
To purchase a practice management system, so the legal service can continue to support clients in need.
Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Queensland $3,300
To provide individual, 90 minute home based therapy programs for children with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
The Humour Foundation $5,000
Towards the work of the Clown Doctors at the Gold Coast University Hospital. Clown doctors use humour and play to assist in the emotional healing, empowerment, treatment and recovery of sick and vulnerable children.
Women’s Legal Service $4,354
To provide food parcels and transport for women and children fleeing domestic violence.