New grant round open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our second 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. These grants aim to assist in getting the evidence and…

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…

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…

Capacity building versus capability building

For a number of years now the notion of capacity building has been a topic of conversation in philanthropic circles. It features at discussion groups, networking events and conferences. How can philanthropy build the capacity of the non-profit sector? How can we encourage people to consider granting funds for core costs rather than just projects? These have been important conversations and on the one hand, a way of shining a spotlight on the role that philanthropy can play in the non-profit sector’s growth and sustainability. On the other hand, these…

Professional development – it benefits everyone

Professional development and leadership opportunities are critical to success. Without the ability to learn and grow we don’t change. And if we aren’t changing, how can the work we do change, grow and improve. This is true for most people across most sectors, but seems to have particular relevance to the NFP sector. This sector primarily serves and seeks to make a positive difference in the community, many times at an individual level but also at a policy and systems change level. And yet professional development and leadership opportunities are…