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Foundation Boroondara is an independent strategic community philanthropist and an incorporated not for profit organisation. We are governed by a Board of Directors selected from the wider Boroondara community.


NEW and RENEWAL CHANCES Scholarship Applications for 2015 are now OPEN
Application Forms and Guidelines are available from our CHANCES Scholarship Page.

Our Mission

To build a spirit of community and active citizenship


Our vision is to enhance and strengthen our community by working together to encourage understanding, participation, belonging and well being. As a catalyst for the Boroondara community we are committed to:

  • Building and strengthening our sense of community
  • Creating opportunities for active individual and corporate citizenship
  • Giving back via grant making programs
  • Partnering with philanthropic donors together with community agencies to create innovative programs
  • Identifying and responding to emerging social issues
  • Initiating social research


We value:

  • Integrity and respect
  • A diverse and inclusive community
  • Partnership and teamwork
  • Community strengthening by participation
  • Philanthropy and sustainability
  • Accountability, transparency and financial sustainability

Foundation Boroondara activities focus on two broad themes:

  • Addressing the issue of social isolation
  • Providing opportunities for children and young people in Boroondara achieve their potential