About Us

Since its establishment in 1923, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations by proactively supporting Melbourne and its community.

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

As a community foundation, our role is to connect people, ideas and funding to create positive social change and address Melbourne’s future needs, today. Since its establishment in 1923, the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation has become one of Australia’s leading philanthropic organisations by proactively supporting Melbourne and its community.

As Australia’s oldest and largest independent community foundation, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation inspires philanthropy to create positive social change. Annually, the Foundation provides grants of more than $9.5 million to not-for-profit organisations throughout Melbourne to increase life opportunities and promote social inclusion. Our grants program supports four Impact Areas including Education & Employment, Environment & Sustainability, Healthy & Resilient Communities and Homelessness & Affordable Housing. At Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, we encourage engagement and participation in community philanthropy. Our donor opportunities include gifts in wills, charitable fund accounts, giving circles and giving accounts, as well as donating to fundraising appeals. Join our story by visiting www.lmcf.org.au

To make a donation to the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, please click here.