Established in 2001, the Ballarat Foundation is your local community philanthropic foundation, set up to support the Ballarat and surrounding communities. We work to unite our community to break cycles of disadvantage and it is our vision that our community thrives.

Through the promotion of volunteering and philanthropy…

we bring together those able to help, with those in our community that need help

to ensure that:

  • every child enters school ready to learn and with an opportunity to prosper
  • every young person has the skills and opportunities to prosper in employment
  • every child, person or family has the security of a home, and continuous access to safe and nutritious food

We make a difference by running programs such as; the L2P Driver program, Ballarat Reads and Volunteering Ballarat, as well as providing financial and operational support and advocacy to local not for profit organisations.