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Ballarat Foundation United Way Inc is a DGR1 status, not-for-profit public benevolent institution which has been supporting the Ballarat community for more than 35 years.


A Ballarat region where everyone is free from disadvantage and empowered to prosper.


The Ballarat Foundation is a catalyst for positive community change by enabling philanthropic solutions to social problems. We promote socially responsible giving, engage donors, build community partnerships, deliver grants and operate programs which reduce disadvantage and encourage connection, cohesion and prosperity.

Key Values:


We are committed to being honest, respectful, consistent, and ethical in our behaviour, relationships and work.


We are accountable to our supporters, partners, and the communities we serve. We take responsibility for the stewardship of the funds we raise and will ensure our distributions and reporting are transparent.


We recognise that enabling and working with others is key to efficient and effective resolution of disadvantage.


We strive to be the best we can be, innovate and are passionate about producing positive community impact in all activities we undertake. Consistently questioning our work and practices will help us achieve our ambition of community-leading operations.


We embrace and promote diversity and fairness within the communities of the Ballarat region. We are committed to actively supporting and promoting diversity across leadership, staff, volunteers, participants and grant recipients.