The QCF Organisational Capacity Building grants assist charities develop their structures, systems, people and skills in order to deliver improved outcomes.

Typically, capacity building focuses on education and training, recruiting, maintaining or recognising volunteers, information technology support systems, training, and planning and governance, which may include strategic plans, constitution reviews or board appraisals.

In 2020 Queensland Community Foundation was pleased to award 26 grants totalling $499,324 to mid-tier Queensland charities promoting environmental and human health in Queensland.

Environmental Health

Australian Marine Conservation Society Inc – Strategic Plan 2021-2025 – $25,000

Cape York Aboriginal Charitable Trust – Development of an Interactive Website – $20,000

Central Highlands Science Centre Inc. – Redesigning CHSC Website and Systems – $30,000

Conservation Volunteers Australia – Connecting Technology at the Quarantine Station – $5,000

Coolum and District Coast Care Group Inc. – Cultural Heritage Awareness Training for Volunteers – $8,360

Farmers for Climate Action – The Queensland Resilient Regions Fellowship – $30,000

Mackay Conservation Group Inc. – Mackay Conservation Group Strategic Plan – $20,000

Queensland Koala Crusaders – Strategic Business Plan & Sponsorship Development – $15,000

Sunshine Coast Environment Council Inc – Restoring SCEC’s Legacy – $7,400

Human Health

Community Gro Inc – Digitalisation and Transformation of Community Gro – $21,000

Drought Angels Ltd – Project ThankQ – $20,000

Kidsafe Queensland – New Website with E Commerce and CRM Integration – $21,986

Lung Foundation Australia – Cultural Capability Training for Information & Support Delivery – $12,600

Outback Futures – ‘Stay With Me’ Program IT Support – $28,000

RizeUp Limited – Volunteer Activation to Scale into Regional Queensland – $13,500

Royal Queensland Bush Children’s Health Scheme (BUSHkids) – eLearning Platform for BUSHkids – $30,000

Sunshine Butterflies – Client and Case Management System Installation and Staff Training – $10,000

Surf Life Saving Queensland Point Danger Branch Inc – Upgrade of IT Capability – $30,000

Surfers Paradise Anglican Crisis Care Inc – CRM Database Setup and Integration – $20,000

Teen Challenge Care (QLD) Ltd – Powering Growth – Developing our Strategic Plan for the Future – $12,000

The Oasis Townsville Limited – Volunteer Training – $22,834

The Pyjama Foundation – On-line Data Management of Volunteers – $24,600

The Lady Bowen Trust – Strengthening and Growing the Impact of The Lady Bowen Trust – $20,000

Western Queensland Drought Committee – Building Western Queensland Community Resilience – $23,790

Wishlist – Volunteer Management System – $6.904

Zephyr Education Inc. – Stock Management System Upgrade – $21,350