63rd Annual General Meeting

The Give Where You Live Foundation’s 63rd Annual General Meeting took place on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

We are pleased to report the following highlights:

  • $2.86 million in community contributions, with $1.85 million in community grants
  • The growth of our corpus by 11% to a little over $3.8 million
  • 4,500 individuals raising $860,000 in Workplace Giving
  • 72 employment opportunities created in GROW target communities
  • 68 GROW Compact Signatories to date

To read the full copy of the 2016-2017 Annual Report, please click here.

Life Member
The Give Where You Live Foundation is thrilled to induct Andrew Cleary as a Give Where You Live Life Member for his long term support of the Foundation particularly in his involvement in Geelong Riverfest.



Chairperson’s award
Congratulations to Kevin Brown, the recipient of the 2017 Chairperson’s Award. Kevin, a long-time supporter of the Foundation in his role of Plant Manager at Ford Australia, actively nurtured the partnership between the two organisations in particular through his advocacy of our Workplace Giving Program and its accompanying Loaned Executive Program.


See all the photos from the 63rd Annual General Meeting here!

Theory of Change
Over the last 12 months the Give Where You Live Foundation has been engaged in developing a theory of change. Our Theory of Change is simply a hypothesis about how we think we can address disadvantage in our region in the most effective and efficient way to achieve greater impact.

With input and involvement from all members of our community including the Give Where You Live Board, Staff, Grant Recipients, Donors, Corporate Partners, Service Experts, Loaned Executives, Life Members, Grant Reviewers and Workplace Givers, the Give Where You Live Foundation’s Theory of Change was officially launched in November 2017.

To view the Give Where You Live Foundation’s Theory of Change in its entirety, please click here