The Harcourts Foundation has recently approved funding grants for 12 Australian charities which has added up to a combined total of $62,200.
Established in August 2008, The Harcourts Foundation aims to provide financial support that helps, grows and enriches local communities, and has received well over $685,000 in donations from Harcourts staff, offices and clients around Australia and New Zealand in its first two years of operation.
According to Harcourts International Managing Director, Mike Green, two charities in Queensland will receive a combined total of $19,000, five charities in South Australia will receive a total of $16,200, two charities in Western Australia will receive a total of $15,000, one charity in Victoria will receive a total of $8,000, and two New South Wales based charities will receive a total of $4,000.
Amongst the grant recipients for the April to June 2010 quarter are the Starlight Children’s Foundation, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Cancer Council of South Australia.
To date, all funds have been raised by dedicated Harcourts team members and clients in the form of fundraising events, auctions, workplace giving, individual donations or ‘off the top’ giving (calculated from each sales commission).
Mr Green said he was extremely proud of the extent to which The Harcourts Foundation has been supported by Harcourts staff and their clients throughout Australia and New Zealand.
“The generosity and spirit of the Harcourts people will benefit a number of charities and organisations around Australia that do extremely valuable and necessary work in their local communities,” Mr Green said.
“The next round of grant applications has already begun, with the closing date being the 30th of September, 2010.”
“I encourage all Australian charities to jump online at www.harcourtsfoundation.org and download the grant application form. We look forward to funding as many applicants as possible,” Mr Green said.
Be sure to look out for grant application deadlines:
1 July – 30 September 2010
1 October – 31 December 2010
1 January – 31 March 2011
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