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Who is eligible?
Individuals and charitable organisations can be considered for a grant from the Snow Foundation.


What is the focus of the funding?
The funding focus must be in social welfare, health, education or employment. The program or project is ideally based in Canberra or the surrounding region.

Please note
 i) The Snow Foundation continues to support the ACT Cancer Council, but we do not intend to expand our cancer funding.
ii) The Foundation supports 6 food programs but we do not intend to expand our food programs


Funding considerations?
We help with the funding of a specific program, project, treatment or equipment. We welcome innovation and social entrepreneurs and look to provide some seed funding.

For individuals, we focus on providing support for equipment such as wheelchairs rather than vehicles as generally the cost is too great.
For any organisation who we have funded in the past, please contact us first as there may not be a need to provide us with as much detail.

We do not give ‘blanket’ donations, provide sponsorship or provide funding to an endowment.


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.

The majority of our donations are between $1,000-$25,000 annually. We have a portion between $25,000 to $50,000 and a few that are over $50,000+.


How long do we fund for?
This varies and depends on the need of the community organisation.
We will fund for one year as a one-off or make longer-term commitments of 2-5 years.

In addition we have a number of long-term relationships, some over 15 years with community organisations we have grown to know and trust.


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Applications for May 2016 funding close on 30 April 2016.