Hands Across Canberra
Hands Across Canberra is Canberra's independent community foundation. Founded in 2010 by a group of Canberra leaders with the idea of creating a foundation to help fellow Canberrans and give back to the community, it now works with more than 250 local community organisations.
The goal is to tackle the challenges in the community by raising funds for community-service organisations working with their most vulnerable individuals and families, while also embedding a culture of giving in Canberra.
Community foundations are designed to provide permanent support through a perpetual endowment fund, which gives regular grants to those in most need.
"Hands Across Canberra encourages individuals to invest in the future of their community. The Foundation enables charities to access much needed funds and resources to protect the most vulnerable - now and in the future." Di Kargas Bray AM, Canberra Citizen of the Year and Chair of Hands Across Canberra.
Hands Across Canberra was launched to provide a simple way for Canberrans to adopt more regular habits with regard to philanthropy. Through the Hands Across Canberra portal Canberrans have a cost effective, flexible and financially secure vehicle to contribute to local charities. Hands Across Canberra helps to keep the wealth that is created locally within the local Canberra community.
There are currently over 250 charities and community service organisations who they engage, assist and support every day. They create campaigns to encourage philanthropy and make it easier for Canberrans to give - to the community as a whole or to their charity of choice - through the Foundation.See more