We are committed to raising funds ethically and cost-effectively. A volunteer board of directors, a small paid team of staff and a large team of dedicated volunteers help us maximise our fundraising income. Over the past 5 years our administration overheads have averaged just 9%. We keep our overheads low through the generosity of many pro bono supporters – office space, IT, marketing, branding, design, print, legal, audit, event management and insurance.
We receive no government funding, do not conduct public raffles or telemarketing, and do not enter into arrangements with commercial fundraisers where the bulk of funds raised are retained by the operator. Funds are raised through The Million Dollar Lunch, community fundraising, corporate sponsorship, bequests and donations.
At a time when charity fundraising practices are being scrutinised, the Foundation’s low administration costs and efficient and ethical fundraising methods, enable us to direct a greater proportion of donations directly to the projects we fund. Project Funding is allocated based on recommendations to the board from our Grants Committee and ongoing funding is dependent on achievement of funding milestones and annual reporting against agreed objectives.