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The Australian Communities Foundation (ACF) aims to generate and distribute philanthropic resources to address emerging social issues and to meet the needs of its communities.

Established in 1997 as the Melbourne Community Foundation, ACF was the first independent, not-for-profit community foundation in Australia. As a community based endowment fund, all donations are pooled and invested to generate income to help build social capital.

Australian Communities Foundation offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community that they care about. All donations are pooled and invested and the income generated from this investment is used over time to help build social capital. ACF uses its grant-making expertise and in-depth knowledge of community issues to assist donors develop strategic giving plans and make effective grants that meets their own charitable goals and addresses needs in the community.

A donation to Australian Communities Foundation becomes a perpetual investment in the community so it continues to give over time.

Hobsons Bay Community Fund welcomes bequests and donations to support the annual grants program.

Donations can be made directly to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund via the Donate page on the Australian Communities Foundation website.  To select the sub-fund just type "Hobsons Bay Comm...".  Two options will drop down.  If you want a tax deduction for your donation select Hobsons Bay Community Fund.  If you do not want a tax deduction, select Hobsons Bay Community Fund (Extension).


Australian Communities Foundation

Hobsons Bay Community Fund is a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation. To visit the ACF website, click here.acf logo 2015


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Donations to HBCF

Hobsons Bay Community Fund welcomes donations and bequests to support the annual grants program.  Donations to the Hobsons Bay Community Fund can be made through the Australian Communities Foundation website.

To make a tax deductible donation of over $2, donate to HBCF here

Or, if you do not require a tax deduction for your donation, donate to HBCF here.