Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Give Where You Live Foundation office open?
Yes, we have moved into our new office at 21 – 23 Fenwick Street, Geelong. You can also contact us via phone (03) 5229 4364 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How long has the Give Where You Live Foundation been operating?
The Give Where You Live Foundation was established in 1954 as the Geelong and District Community Chest. It then became United Way in 1983 and disaffiliated from in 2011 and became the independent organisation of Give Where You Live Inc. You can read more on our history here.
Who does the Give Where You Live Foundation help?
The Give Where You Live Foundation helps those in need in our community who are living with the daily effects of disadvantage. The Foundation delivers our own programs such as GROW, Feed Geelong and Direct Assistance Vouchers as well as granting to community partners who are delivering programs in line with our mission. Read further about how we make a difference.
What is the grants process?
The Give Where You Live Foundation raises funds from within the Geelong community and allocates them on an annual basis via best practice, open, and transparent grant allocation processes. You can read all about our Grants here.
Why donate to the Give Where You Live Foundation?
Your donation stays in our community and supports projects and initiatives exclusively across the wider Geelong region. You can donate here.
How do I know that my donation will help those who need it most?
The money raised and distributed by the Give Where You Live Foundation is carefully invested in local programs run by the Foundation itself and via local community partners. Each partner organisation has to establish proof of need and capacity to make real change.
Can I donate goods, such as furniture?
The Give Where You Live Foundation cannot accept donations of food, goods or furniture.
Can I volunteer for the Give Where You Live Foundation?
One of the best ways to volunteer for the Foundation is to volunteer to join a Grant Review Panel and help assess our grant applications.
The Give Where You Live Foundation is often looking for volunteers to assist at our Fundraising Events. Please register to become a volunteer.
If you have any further questions, please contact us.