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Leave a Bequest

Leaving a gift in your will to the Ballarat Foundation is a meaningful way to ensure that your legacy lives on in the community that we all love.  

By consolidating, investing and growing donations and gifts in wills, the Ballarat Foundation is a trusted community leader building a long-term, reliable funding stream for the future wellbeing of the Ballarat region.  

Your gift will have lasting benefits – creating a legacy which delivers positive impact for decades. 

Ballarat Foundation community grants are funded through from donations and gifts in wills which  are pooled and invested with the income generated used to support positive community outcomes. JB Were Philanthropic Services manages the Ballarat Foundation investment portfolio. 

Grants support key impact areas such as childhood literacy, mental health, food insecurity, homelessness, youth, community wellbeing and family support. In 2022, the foundation distributed more than $370,000 in community grants and assistance to the Ballarat region. 

A gift can be made during your lifetime as a one-off donation, over a period of time, or provided for in your will as a bequest - or a combination of these options. Gifts made during a donor’s lifetime are tax deductible. 

The Foundation has many examples of funds created through bequests, including the Peter Amor Sports Participation Fund, the Matthew George Young Stockman Award and the Janine Owen Fund.

How to Leave a Bequest

Bequest Request Form

Download a Brochure

If you would like more information please contact us on 03 5331 5555 or info@ballaratfoundation.org.au to discuss your investment in the future generations of Ballarat.