The Harold Mitchell Foundation funds programs in health, education and the arts that make a difference in Australia and our region. We do not provide funding to individuals, and organisations who receive our funding must be endorsed as both a tax concession charity and a deductable gift recipient.
We deliver funding in three ways:
Stream 1: Community Grants Scheme: Under this scheme, we invite applications from the community for grants of $10,000 or less to fund projects that reflect a theme.
Stream 2: Australia Gives: Under this scheme, we work with other partners to fund initiatives that no one partner could fund alone. While the Harold Mitchell Foundation will proactively identify programs of excellence, we are also interested in hearing from other philanthropic, government or private sector organisations with ideas about how we might work together.
We do not accept applications from the community for Australia Gives initiatives.
Stream 3: Leaving a Legacy: Under this scheme, we fund initiatives that will leave an enduring legacy in the community or our near region, and make a difference for years to come. This scheme differs from funding streams 1 and 2 in that the grants it offers will tend to be larger and funded entirely by the Harold Mitchell Foundation.
We do not accept applications from the community for Legacy initiatives.