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December 2022

End-of-Year gathering for the Canberra Foundations Collaborative

Following on from the Canberra Foundation Collaborative grant round held early this year, the overwhelming feedback from all applicants was a desire for us to create opportunities to bring them together to share and learn from one another.

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Youth Homelessness Pathways Challenge

19 October 2020

The Snow Foundation, Hands Across Canberra, Canberra Innovation Network and the Mill House Ventures, developed a new pragmatic approach designed to engage the youth homelessness sector. Read More

Canberra PCYC launches Youth Mobile Training Van

15 October 2020

Canberra PCYC and The Snow Foundation have unveiled a new Youth Mobile Training Van, the 'Cruisin Café', which provides vocational training for vulnerable young people. Read More

Clare Holland House Sod-turning and Unveiling Ceremony

07 September 2020

On Friday 28 August a sod-turning and unveiling ceremony was held at Clare Holland House to mark the commencement of the Expansion Project. Read More

Clare Holland House Expansion Project

27 August 2020

The Clare Holland House expansion will create eight new beds enabling palliative care for an additional 250 patients each year. The expansion project will provide an additional eight palliative care inpatient beds that will also be able to accommodate family overnight stays, all with beautiful views and private courtyards.  The build also includes improved patient… Read More

$490,000 awarded in start-up grants for South Coast not-for-profits

26 August 2020

The Snow Foundation in partnership with Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR), has awarded more than $490,000 in grants to support 18 projects (six in each community) led by not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) in the South Coast communities of Batemans Bay, Ulladulla and Nowra, through the Investing in Rural Community Futures (IRCF) program. Read More

Raise the Rate for Good

28 July 2020

We welcomed the government’s quick response when COVID hit, providing a supplement of $550 per fortnight for people receiving income support. Read More

Sober In The Country

20 July 2020

A letter written by Shanna Whan, Founder and CEO of Sober in the Country. Read More


25 June 2020

At a time when our community is most in need, the power of collaboration, local leadership and funding can help charities adapt their service to cope with the increase in demand. “This year we responded quickly to the places and partners we are deeply committed to including several national partners, and to many within the… Read More

KPMG Palliative Care Economic Report

26 May 2020

This report, Investing to Save – The economics of increased investment in palliative care in Australia, was commissioned with the assistance of  The Snow Foundation by Palliative Care Australia and prepared by KPMG. Read More

Canberra foundations grant more than $570,000 to 63 projects in support of local organisations dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.

22 April 2020

At a time when our community is most in need, The Snow Foundation and the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund in partnership with Hands Across Canberra, and John James Foundation announced today more than $570,000 in grant funds has been awarded to 63 projects, which is well beyond the initial planned commitment, yet more support is still needed. Read More

Top End communities prepare to face COVID-19

17 April 2020

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk from Coronavirus (COVID-19), due to the higher prevalence of chronic health conditions including cardiovascular disease such as rheumatic heart disease. Read More

Canberra foundations unite against COVID-19. $500k in grants for local charities

02 April 2020

We are excited to announce a collective Canberra Rapid Response COVID-19 Grant Round together with partners Hands Across Canberra and John James Foundation to distribute an initial $500,000 to local non-profit organisations in the Canberra region who are affected by the impact of COVID-19. Read More

Annual Report 2019

24 March 2020

Whilst the world grapples with the health and economic crisis and we are all faced with an unsettling and challenging future, we would still like to share some uplifting stories in our 2019 Annual Report. Read More