NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION 4 NEWSBOYS FOUNDATION ANNUAL REPORT 2017 Vision That all Victorian young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Mission To fund community organisations to provide programs and activities for young people experiencing disadvantage in Victoria. We will do this by: • Maintaining a strong financial strategy • Building a best-practice model of a philanthropic foundation • Ensuring rigorous assessment of grants • Honouring our Newsboys Club heritage by paying particular attention to ages 11-21 years • Maintaining high awareness of emerging community needs • Being expert at working with other organisations • Building organisational capacity. Grant-making priorities The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 11-21 in Victoria. In particular, it supports initiatives that meet the diverse education needs of these young people. The Newsboys Foundation encourages grass-roots organisations to apply. A variety of strategies will be considered for support, including programs involving the arts, outdoor education, sport and social enterprises. Priority is given to initiatives that help disengaged young people re-engage with education, with an emphasis on one or more of the following: • Successful transition from primary to secondary school • Completion of secondary school • Successful transition from secondary education into further education, a trade, training or suitable employment The Newsboys Foundation focuses on supporting: • Young people from low socio-economic circumstances • Young people in rural and regional Victoria • Young Indigenous people • Young refugees and asylum seekers • Young people with disabilities Since 1893, the Newsboys Foundation (previously the Melbourne Newsboys Club) has been working to make a difference in the lives of young people. In 2016/17, the Newsboys Foundation and the Newsboys Foundation Trust supported 35 community-based organisations. Each year, philanthropic grants from the Newsboys Foundation help change the lives of hundreds of young Victorians for the better. If you would like to discuss making a donation or a bequest to the Newsboys Foundation Trust please call Sandy Shaw, CEO, on (03) 9682 4077 or email [email protected] Alternatively, you can make a donation to the Newsboys Foundation Trust by sending a cheque or money order to: Newsboys Foundation Trust Suite 206, 153-161 Park St, South Melbourne, 3025. Please include your return address. A tax-deductible receipt will be forwarded to you for donations made out to the Newsboys Foundation Trust. Please note that donations to the Newsboys Foundation Trust are an allowable deduction under the provisions of the Income Tax Assessment Act. With thanks to our donors: Anonymous Louise Bell Patricia Charlwood on behalf of the late Philip Charlwood Robin Daubeny Margaret L Gibson Dr IF & Dr MA Jobling Gippsland Truck Mechanics Baillieu Myer AC Sandy Shaw Zich Zichy-Woinarski QC How you can help