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We run a diverse range of events, activities and appeals that raise funds to directly impact those in our community that are doing it tough.

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The Ballarat Foundation allocates funding annually through a number of different grant opportunities. These grants are open to any charity or community projects.

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The Ballarat Foundation manages multiple operational programs including short-term crisis response and long-term ongoing programs.

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Our impact

For more than 35 years, The Ballarat Foundation and Uniting Way Ballarat have been catalysts for positive social change and supporting those in need. We focus on delivering and enabling sustainable programs and projects which break cycles of disadvantage.


The Ballarat Foundation was proud to distribute more than $150,000  to community organisations and projects following our 2021 Community Grants Program. This year we are excited to announce the Ballarat Innovation Grant which will fund $50,000 to a single new or innovative program or project.  Read more 


The Ballarat Foundation acknowledges the Wadawurrung people, the traditional owners of the lands and waterways in our region. We recognise their diversity, resilience, and the ongoing place that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people hold in our communities. We pay our respects to the Elders, both past and present, and commit to working together in the spirit of mutual understanding, respect and reconciliation.