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 $4 million to individuals, charities and groups within our local community, with a particular focus on youth, education and alleviating disadvantage.

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.


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 $400,000 per annum.

Small grants: applications accepted Feb – Nov, each year for grants in the vicinity of $500 – $1,500. These grants are processed on a monthly basis.

Foundation Day grants: applications are closed for 2022. Applications open 01 Feb and close 1 Apr, each year for grants in the vicinity of $5,000 – $30,000.

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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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