Trusts and foundations

Sara and Mick from Sacred Heart Local seated on a couch having a discussion

Charitable Trusts and Foundations play a key role in realising some of our most effective programs and development initiatives.  

In return, we offer a sound organisation that can be relied upon to do what it says it will do, and not give up.

We offer robust governance and management, which includes a volunteer Board, eight Working Groups, a Client Representative Group and an experienced Executive Team. Our direction and activities are guided by our ten-year Strategic Plan 2014-2024, a Financial Plan to 2030, and an evidence-informed approach to service design and delivery.

We seek funding relationships that are mutually aligned, open and productive. We also invite relationships that are non-financial, to work and share together in other ways to achieve better outcomes for people experiencing chronic disadvantage, homelessness or risk of homelessness.

If you would like to learn more, please contact Sarah Davies, Trusts and Foundations Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (03) 9536 8467.

We are sincerely grateful for everyone’s support, past and present, including those not acknowledged here that wish to remain anonymous. Because of your support, we see new personal strengths, achievements and optimism unfold for people every day.

Charitable Trusts and Foundations at work during the 2018-2019 financial year

Thank you to all who provide reliable support every year, and a warm welcome to new supporters.

  • Aged Persons Welfare Foundation - Sacred Heart Local ‘5 Minute Volunteers’ program
  • DOG Foundation, a giving account of the J B Were Charitable Endowment Fund - Meals Program
  • Feed Melbourne Appeal - FareShare Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation and Leader Community News, managed by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation - Meals Program food & produce supplies (multi-year)
  • Greg Blizzard Memorial Fund, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation - Meals Program
  • Joe White Bequest - One Heart, One Home redevelopment project (Women’s House)
  • John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy - Women’s House
  • John T Reid Charitable Trusts - Journey to Social Inclusion program (2SI) Phase II (multi-year)
  • Jones Family Fund, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation - Emotional Support Therapy at Sacred Heart Community Aged Care
  • Kettle Foundation - Meals Program
  • Kilfera Foundation - Women’s House
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, Homelessness and Affordable Housing Innovation Grant - Journey to Social Inclusion program (J2SI) Evaluation and Learning CentreLearning Centre (multi-year)
  • Melbourne Catholic Archbishop’s Charitable Fund - Hands on Health Clinic
  • Melbourne Racing Club Foundation
  • Milton Corporation Foundation - Meals Program
  • NAB Foundation, the philanthropic arm of National Australia Bank - Journey to Social Inclusion program (J2SI) Phase III
  • Orcadia Foundation Limited - Client Rental Brokerage Fund
  • Pepe-Gurry Foundation - Women’s House
  • Queens Fund - client emergency support
  • Senza Nome Charitable Fund and Senator Tadeusz Kobylanski Fund, charitable fund accounts of the Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation - Sacred Heart Local Outreach
  • State Trustees Australia Foundation, Jonathon White - Sacred Heart Local ‘5 Minute Volunteers’
  • State Trustees Australia Foundation, Donald Mann Bequest
  • The Campbell Edwards Trust - Hands on Health Clinic
  • The Grosvenor Foundation - Emotional Support Therapy at Sacred Heart Community Aged Care
  • The Jack Brockhoff Foundation - Meals Program
  • The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund - Meals program
  • William Buckland Foundation - Journey to Social Inclusion program (J2SI) Phase III

Charitable Trusts and Foundations honour roll

Gratefully acknowledging all past charitable trust and foundation supporters who have helped build Sacred Heart Mission into the organisation that it is today.

  • ANZ Trustees
  • Beverley Jackson Foundation
  • Cabrini Health
  • Collier Charitable Fund
  • Crown Resorts Foundation
  • Danks Trust
  • Eldon and Anne Foote Charitable Trust, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • English Family Foundation
  • Equity Trustees
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Hazel Peat Perpetual Charitable Trust, managed by Equity Trustees
  • Impact Investing Australia Discovery Grant - supported by Philanthropy Australia and NAB Equity Trustees Innovation Award in Impact Investing - VCF Claire Susan Gardiner Trust
  • John Saville Eastwood Estate and Selwyn Henry Langston Trust, managed by Equity Trustees
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation's Youth in Philanthropy Program
  • Loula Rodopoulos Sub-Fund of the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust
  • Macquarie Group Foundation
  • Mary Mackillop Foundation
  • Melbourne Racing Club Foundation
  • Mercy Foundation
  • Pierce Armstrong Foundation
  • PRL Charitable Fund, a charitable fund account of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation
  • The Alfred Felton Bequest
  • The Marian and E H Flack Trust
  • The Pratt Foundation
  • The Readings Foundation
  • The R E Ross Trust
  • The Walter and Eliza Hall Trust

Sacred Heart Mission is an Income Tax Exempt Public Benevolent Fund and is endorsed as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient.


0136,596Meals served through our meals program over the last year
069,269Hours contributed by our volunteers over the last year
05,740Responses at our Women’s House over the last year
Sacred Heart Mission acknowledges the traditional Aboriginal owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respects to them, their culture and their elders past, present and emerging.


Sacred Heart Mission believes that the diversity of abilities, genders, sexualities, relationship identities, bodies and cultures in our community enriches us all and should be celebrated. Everyone is welcome at our table.