Expressions of Interest have closed for 2024 and will re-open in early 2025.

About the Collaboration

The Canberra Foundations Collaborative is a partnership between local community foundations: Hands Across Canberra (which administers the Chief Minister’s Charitable Fund), the Snow Foundation, and the John James Foundation. The Aspen Foundation also supports the collaboration. Each year the Foundations run a major grant round in Autumn and collaborate, share knowledge and co-fund.

In 2022, the collaborative piloted a major shared grant round to simplify the application process for organisations who already have limited resources for grant writing. Following the success of the inaugural joint round, the collaborative ran a second major grant round in 2023 resulting in funding for 57 separate projects, covering a wide range of sectors and addressing critical social issues, valued at almost $1.3 million.

2024 marks the third year of running a collaborative grant round with Expressions of Interest now closed.