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Grant Funding Sydney Community Foundation

The primary purpose of the Sydney Community Foundation (SCF), a Public Ancillary Fund, is to publicly raise and distribute funds to charitable causes

Our Mission

We positively impact the lives of people in Sydney by connecting funding to communities in need. We know Sydney and the community changemakers in our neighbourhoods.

Our Vision

A community where people give together, to make Sydney strong and just.

Our Grantmaking Pillars

Sydney Women's

communities & place

Belonging &

Education &


Sydney Community Foundation does not run regular grant rounds.

Ad hoc rounds are listed on this page as they happen and shared with our email database. To be added to our mailing list as a grantseeker, please email

SCF invites and evaluates grant applications from grassroot charities seeking funding assistance for initiatives which contribute to improving the quality of life for those experiencing disadvantage in Sydney and that align with our grantmaking pillars. Unsolicited grant requests can be shared at any time via email to

N.B. Only eligible organisations and programs will receive a reply.


Organisations Eligible to Receive Grants

The Sydney Community Foundation Tax Deductible Fund can make grants to charitable organisations endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as having Deductible Gift Recipient status other than other Ancillary Funds (DGR Item 1). Be Kind Sydney, Sydney Community Foundation’s Subsidiary (PBI) funds its place-based work by partnering with DGR1 and non-DGR organisations. Please also join our mailing list to be advised of Expression of Interest rounds regarding partner collaboration for our place-based philanthropy program. Be Kind Sydney’s purpose is to alleviate poverty, suffering and misfortune of people in Sydney and NSW


Key partner criteria:

  • Projects are to be delivered in the Greater Sydney area

  • Projects must NOT be for political association or religious education

  • Priority will be given to organisations with an annual turnover of $2M or less.

  • Organisations over $2M will be considered on a case-by-case basis

We’ve raised and connected over $25 million to benefit people in local neighbourhoods in Sydney

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