The Foundation is run by a committee of employees who encourage all staff to be proactive in their involvement, identifying particular causes and organisations that they wish to support. In addition Nelson Alexander staff are granted two days paid leave per year to participate in volunteer programs of their choice.
Our major annual fundraiser is Foundation Day, whereby each of our offices donates the professional fee from one of their auctions to their chosen local charity. In addition to Foundation Day, The Charitable Foundation raises funds as a fixed dollar amount from each Nelson Alexander sale.
Application for funding
The Foundation operates a two tiered grants programme, which distributes in the vicinity of $300,000 per annum.
Small monthly grants: applications accepted Feb – Nov, each year for grants in the vicinity of $500 – $2,000.
Foundation Day grants: applications open 01 Feb and close 01 Apr, each year for grants in the vicinity of $5,000 – $30,000.
The Foundation has won numerous awards – including the 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009, 2008 and 2007 Real Estate Institute of Victoria Community Service Award along with being recognised nationally in the same category by the Real Estate Institute of Australia in 2015, 2014, 2010 and 2008.
For more information on the activities of the Charitable Foundation please contact Nelson Alexander’s Fitzroy Office and ask to speak to Kerryn Donchi.