The Harcourts Foundation, the charitable arm of Harcourts Group Australia, announced grants to nine Australian charities during its most recent quarterly funding round. A total of $66,268 was donated across Australia to benefit charities serving the communities where Harcourts employees live and work.
“Over the past six months, a total of $100,128 has been granted by The Harcourts Foundation,” said Julia Eyles, The Harcourts Foundation Coordinator.
“This quarter’s group of charities represents a cross-section of causes supported by Harcourts franchisees and team members.”
Charities selected by The Harcourts Foundation (region) and grant amount:
The National Centre for Farmer Health is a partnership between Western District Health Service and Deakin University. Based in Hamilton, Victoria, the Centre provides national leadership to improve the health, well-being and safety of farm men and women, farm workers, their families and communities across Australia by increasing knowledge across the farmers, rural professionals, academics and students. This grant will fund the cost of the marquee where participants of the “Run 4 Farmer Health” team at the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival 2018 gather post-event. Pictured is the team, including staff, families, friends, supporters, farmers, agricultural workers and health professionals.
Harcourts franchise owners in each state nominate and support the organisations that impact the community. Additionally, Harcourts corporate team members who salary sacrifice to the Foundation are given the chance to nominate a specific charity for a grant as part of an initiative called ‘corporate choice grants’, while the Landmark Harcourts network also designates grant recipients.
Since The Harcourts Foundation’s first donation in 2008, over $5 million has been raised. That translates to 686 charities supported, 311 communities impacted, and 851 grants made through Harcourts offices in New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the USA.