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“...If you see someone struggling you offer them a helping hand. That was the way I was brought up. It’s no great sacrifice on my part. I help because I can.” Canberra businessman, Terry Snow

About Us

In the 20 years since it was established, The Snow Foundation has reached out to help more than 140 different organisations and individuals.

The Foundation is the creation of brothers Terry and George Snow who set it up in 1990 with the aim of helping those individuals and organisations that freely give their time to help the less fortunate live fulfilling lives.

‘We were humbled by the outstanding work done by so many quiet achievers in our community. We saw the Foundation as an opportunity to try to make a difference to the lives of many people who, for reasons beyond their control, were doing it tough,’ they said.

Starting with an initial contribution of $1 million, the Foundation has provided financial help to a diverse range of organisations including: 

  • Friends of the Brain Injured;
  • Open Family;
  • St. John's Care;
  • L’Arche Genesaret;
  • Belconnen Community Service;
  • The Billabong Aboriginal Corporation;
  • The Smith Family;
  • Barnardos;
  • ACT Cancer Council;
  • Pegasus Riding for people with disabilities;
  • Marymead;
  • Lifeline;
  • Noah’s Ark Resource Centre;

Since establishment Terry has added substantially to the Foundation to enable it to maintain its existing activities and set-up new activities. The Foundation now has over $10m in capital.

Over the years, the Foundation has assisted with the purchase of vital medical equipment and supplies for people with disabilities; kitchen utensils for the blind; circus stilts to help children with balance and movement; wigs for the Cancer Council; breakfasts and educational scholarships for disadvantaged youth; art supplies for the ‘Painting with Parkinson’s program; sleep monitor, sofa, bobcat and bikes.

How much do we fund?

The size of donations varies greatly and can be as little as a few hundred dollars to more substantial sums for programs that affect a large number of people.

We have funded approximately $3m since the foundations inception in 1990.