Your funding, your way

Anyone who works in philanthropy would agree that one of the best parts of the job is to call grant partners and let them know that their application for funding was successful.  In the last couple of weeks, the Fay Fuller Foundation has committed to almost $3m in new funding agreements and half of this funding is going to new organisations we have not previously had a relationship with.  It has been a fun couple of weeks! The Board and staff of the Foundation are stewards of Fay’s generosity, but…

Welcome to 2017!

Although quiet on the blog front, 2016 finished with a bang for the Fay Fuller Foundation.  Our first ever open grant round received nearly forty expressions of interest.  We didn’t ask about dollars, timeframes or KPI’s – all we wanted to know was what was the question that you had, that needed an answer? The responses to this were fantastic.  What determines some Aboriginal communities having better health outcomes than others?  Can the progression of cystic fibrosis be halted soon after birth?  Can a blood test be developed to enable…

Grant round open!

For the first time the Fay Fuller Foundation is pleased to announce it has opened a public grant round focusing on discovery. The Discovery Fund is a grant program designed to support organisations seeking to find answers, answers that will provide the information and evidence needed to address significant health issues. Discovery Fund grants are here to support the brave, those asking questions and entering into the unknown. We know how South Australia compares on many different health indicators, but often we don’t know why or how to change this….

Engaging in reflective practice

For the past eighteen months we have been undergoing a strategic process that, by design, has been iterative and slow. As we’ve made decisions that made sense to us as a Foundation, we’ve gone out to our grant partners and tested them, sought feedback and assessed how these decisions have impacted the kinds of funding opportunities that have been presented to us. The idea behind taking this approach has always been to have as much knowledge as possible, both formal and informal, to allow us to ‘unveil’ our future grant…

Announcing our newest partnership

More than 1 in 5 people live with a disability and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is handing over control to consumers to choose the services that best suit their needs. This is a massive step in the right direction for people living with a disability as it allows them to not only focus on their everyday living needs, but also their aspirations and the services that will allow them to lead fulfilling lives. While control is handed back to the consumer, service providers are presented with a new…