THE Mary MacKillop Foundation is asking Australia’s not-for-profit organisations and groups to become a 2016 Program Partner, and receive a grant of up to $10,000, to help the most vulnerable or marginalised in the Australian community.
Mary MacKillop, Australia’s first saint, was a courageous woman-of-action who showed compassion for anyone in need, regardless of race, colour or faith, especially those most neglected in society.
She believed in the power of education for all and set up schools across Australia to make sure those disadvantaged by poverty and distance received an education.
“The Mary MacKillop Foundation continues her legacy by supporting small community projects that transform lives of those in need across Australia,” Mary MacKillop Foundation’s CEO, Ms Maree Whybourne, said.
Typically, the Mary MacKillop Foundation’s projects deal with building community connections and engagement, meeting basic needs and providing help in a crisis, enhancing spiritual and emotional well-being, and providing support for self-help action.
“We also grant scholarships specifically for Indigenous tertiary students in an effort to ensure these students can fulfill their potential,” Ms Whybourne said.
The Mary MacKillop Foundation is looking for not-for-profits and change-makers who want to partner with the Foundation to make a real difference and create a fairer Australia.
Grant applications close on June 12 at 5pm: https://mackillopfoundation.org.au/2016-grant-applications-now-open/.
“The willingness of community groups to help others is truly inspiring and does indeed change lives,” Ms Whybourne added.