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Back to School

posted by Kathy Horvat, 12 Dec 2017

Not every child in Ballarat will return to school this week with the essentials. Many don’t have or have outgrown their shoes or basic uniform items. Your donation of $50 will give a struggling family the means to buy shoes or clothing that fit and are in good repair and will send a child to school confident and ready to learn.


Matthew George Young Stockman 2017 Recipients

posted by Kathy Horvat, 24 Nov 2017

It is with great pleasure that The Ballarat Foundation & United Way Ballarat, together with Lorraine and David George, announce for the first time, two winners of the Matthew George Young Stockman award for 2017. The 2017 recipients, Ms Aimee Bolton and Ms Caitlin Chester, were amazing candidates and had both demonstrated passion and desire …read more


annual report 2016

posted by Pam McKee, 05 Apr 2017

Read an on-line copy of our latest Annual Report or download it to print.


Donegan’s Farm visit

posted by Pam McKee, 16 Feb 2017

Each year a donation is made to CAFS (Child and Family Services Ballarat) through a Ballarat Foundation sub-fund set up by Val Sarah, AM DSJ. Funds were used in early 2017 to take the Children and Families in the Foster Care program to Donegan's Farm for a morning trip.


Christmas Party and Funding Announcement

posted by Pam McKee, 20 Dec 2016

What better way to celebrate a fantastic year of working to make a difference in our community? Thursday 8th December, we held our Christmas Party at the beautifully restored Mechanics Institute’s Humffray Room. Recipients of funding through The Ballarat Foundation and United Way Ballarat for 2017 were announced at the event. Allocations committee chair, Mark Bruty, …read more