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Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation

Our connection with the local communities we serve runs deep within our company’s culture, and we are active and passionate about delivering meaningful responses to the needs of worthwhile causes. The Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation was established in 2005 to provide a platform for staff participation in community service and since its inception has donated over $3.4 million to individuals, charities and groups within our local community.

Staff involvement

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.

Fundraising

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 $350,000 per annum.

Small monthly grants: applications accepted Feb – Oct, each year for grants in the vicinity of $500 – $1,500.

Important information regarding Foundation Day 2020 – 29th February.

We’ve made the decision that this year, all funds raised from our major annual fundraiser, Foundation Day; which would normally be distributed to local groups operating within our business footprint, will instead be donated to organisations working within the Victorian communities directly affected by the bushfires.

The selected charities to benefit from the $252,305 raised on Foundation Day are:

• Need For Feed
• Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
• Into our Hands Community Foundation
• The Men’s Sheds of Orbost, Mallacoota, Corryong and Myrtleford
• The Country Women’s Association of Vic
• Wildlife Victoria

Foundation Day grants 2021:

Applications will open on 01 Feb and close 01 Apr, 2021.

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Industry recognition

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.

More information

For more information on the activities of the Charitable Foundation please contact Nelson Alexander’s Fitzroy Office and ask to speak to Kerryn Donchi.

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