The Mumbulla Foundation established in 2000, is the community foundation of the Bega Valley Shire. It raises money to provide grants to charitable and not for profit organisations in the Shire. It also funds university scholarships and school book prizes. Our ‘Background’ and ‘Storybook’ help describe our activities and showcase recent examples of groups supported by the Foundation.
The Foundation, in partnership with the Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC), conducts an annual grants round and over the past 20 years has raised and distributed over $1.4 million for the benefit of local residents.
More than 300 organisations have received funding from the Foundation. They include those providing valuable services for the aged and disabled, youth and families and children and other people in need as well as those involved in arts and cultural activity and organisations concerned with education and community learning and the region’s heritage and environment.
The Foundation receives annual funding of up to $25,000 from BVSC, under our long standing Memorandum of Understanding. In return Mumbulla Foundation commits to (at a minimum) match this amount. It raises other funding through donations, Membership fees, and seeking funding from other local, national and internatioal philanthopy organisations.
The Foundation and associated Trust is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who meet monthly and govern the Foundation in accordance with the Constitution. The Board is composed of a cross section of voluntary leaders living in the Shire and welcomes assistance from other local representatives. The Mumbulla Foundation is registered with, and regulated by, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)