The Queensland Community Foundation has set tails wagging at Guide Dogs for more than 23 years, ensuring Queenslanders with vision loss can be paired with a life-changing guide dog now and into the future.

Since 1997, Queensland Community Foundation has given more than $250,000 to Guide Dogs’ breeding and training program to help the next generation of guide dogs fulfil their very important role of providing freedom and independence to those in need.

Guide Dogs Queensland Chief Executive Officer Michael Kightley said the support from Queensland Community Foundation over such a long period of time was invaluable for the organisation and the people it supports.

“This reliable and growing source of funds enables us to plan ahead with more confidence to meet the needs of Queenslanders with vision loss,” Mr Kightley said.

“Without the funds from Queensland Community Foundation, we know that many people would have missed out on the incredible freedom and independence that comes from having a guide dog by their side.”

The Guide Dogs Sub-Fund was seed funded in 1997 with $10,000 and now stands at $1.5 million.  If you would like to contribute to this sub-fund, call us to find out more!