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 UrCommunity UrCommunity
UrCommunity is building community as well as promoting self-sufficiency, food security and access to free meals for the disadvantaged. This will also be through a range of inter related social enterprise projects aimed at ensuring greater participation, access, linkages and incl Read more..

View Profile | Altona North

 4C's Crisis Relief Centre 4C's Crisis Relief Centre
The 4C's are the main Crisis Relief Centre for the Cardinia Shire. The services we provide include food assistance, assistance paying utility accounts and rent arrears, crisis accommodation available, no interest loans for white goods, medical equipment and vital furniture, Read more..

View Profile | Pakenham

 Able Australia Able Australia
Able Australia is a long-standing non-profit organisation that provides services to people living with multiple disabilities. Our vision is to create a community where the people we support are seen, heard, respected, valued and connected. We reach out to people living with m Read more..

View Profile | Camberwell

 Alkira Centre Alkira Centre
The Alkira Centre in Box Hill is a community organisation that was formed in 1954 by a small but courageous group of parents. Families were Alkira¡'s foundation and remain the corner stone of the lives of people here. Alkira has grown on the strength of their commitment and now p Read more..

View Profile | Box Hill

 Anglicare Victoria Anglicare Victoria
Anglicare Victoria provides support to 70,000 children, young people and families every year. Through a range of services, we work towards strengthening families and communities so they can protect and nurture the children within them. We alleviate immediate hardship throug Read more..

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 Austin Health Opportunity Shop Austin Health Opportunity Shop
The shop is one of two opportunity shops run by Austin Health which incorporates the Alfred Hospital in Heidelberg, Heidelberg Repatration Hospital in Heidelberg West and the Royal Talbot Rehabilation Centre in Kew. All funds raised through the shops go towards the purchase of Read more..

View Profile | Heidelberg West

 Australian Charities Australian Charities
The leading portal and source of information on the Australian charitable sector. CAF Australia is an Australian not for profit organisation whose mission is to increase the flow of funds to the not for profit sector. This site describes our services, helps you get in contact, Read more..

View Profile | Narre Warren

 Australian Community Foundation Australian Community Foundation
The Australian Community Foundation (ACF) aims to generate and distribute philanthropic resources to charitable organisations to help build happy and resilient communities. Established in 1997, ACF was the first independent not-for-profit community foundation in Australia. To Read more..

View Profile | Fitzroy

 Australian Justice Inc. Australian Justice Inc.
The purpose of Australian Justice Inc. is to seek justice for people in need. Australian Justice Inc. can provide grants towards payment of legal costs for people in need who have been refused Legal Aid, and for whom Community Legal Centres and similar organisations are unable Read more..

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 Australian Multicultural Community Services Australian Multicultural Community Services
For many of our clients migration is a key influence on their life and most of them will have faced some - if not many - challenges in adjusting to life in Australia. For some elderly people this includes the ongoing effects of experiences before migration. The Australian Mult Read more..

View Profile | Maidstone

 Australian Red Cross Blood Service Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Australian Red Cross Blood Service Do something special, GIVE Call 13 14 95 today to donate blood and save three lives. For many people blood donors are their lifeline. Currently 1 in 3 Australians need blood, yet only 1 in 30 donates. Modern processing techniques mean t Read more..

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 Avalon Centre Avalon Centre
The Avalon Centre was founded in 1987 with a focus on meeting unmet needs. Avalon is run entirely by Volunteers and survives solely on tax deductible donations and grants. Avalon’s aim is to help people who have slipped through the cracks, including the homeless, people wit Read more..

View Profile | Malvern East

 Backpacks 4 VIC Kids Backpacks 4 VIC Kids
Our purpose is to aid children going into foster care and to aid foster care families. Often children are placed quickly into foster care without much more than what they are wearing at the time. We strive to provide them with a few essential items to help with the transition. Read more..

View Profile | Cranbourne

 Bailee Ada Foundation Bailee Ada Foundation
The Bailee Ada Foundation was set up after Bailee Ada Choate passed away at 11 months old with a rare genetic disorder – Congenital Disorder of Glycosalation (CDG). Bailee Ada Foundation raises money for CDG research at the Royal Children’s Hospital, and to help increase of a Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Baptcare Baptcare
Baptcare is a not-for-profit organisation and provider of high quality care and support in youth, family and disability services, residential aged care and community aged care services. Since 1945 Baptcare has provided high quality residential and community aged care programs Read more..

View Profile | Camberwell

 Barnardos Australia Barnardos Australia
For over 120 years Barnardos has been at the forefront of child welfare service provision and has embraced a tradition of innovation and holistic approach in our quest to find real, permanent solutions for Australian children in desperate need. Barnardos builds relationships Read more..

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 Beehive Foundation Beehive Foundation
The Beehive Foundation is a non-for profit organisation that delivers free structured programs to help our youth build resilience, self esteem & confidence through life skills that build coping strategies, and focus on work ethic, motivation, goal setting, and facing fears.​ Read more..

View Profile | Narre Warren North

 Beer Bikes and Bands Beer Bikes and Bands
Beers, Bikes, and Bands is bringing together three things you know and love into one action packed fundraising event for the Final Continent Expedition (FCE). Teaming up with Melbourne based charity Bicycles for Humanity and the , Bicycling Empowerment Network Namibia. FCE is Read more..

View Profile | Fitzroy

 Berry Street Victoria Berry Street Victoria
Berry Street Victoria has been protecting and caring for children and strengthening families since 1877. We exist to increase life chances and choices for children and young people who are at risk, or who have experienced the trauma of family violence, child abuse and neglect Read more..

View Profile | Richmond

 bestchance | Child Family Care  bestchance | Child Family Care
Descending from the Burwood Boys Home, the bestchance has a history of over 110 years in caring for children and families. The organisation has evolved to offer a range of community orientated services and today is one of the largest independent providers of integrated family su Read more..

View Profile | Glen Waverley

 Bicycles for Humanity Bicycles for Humanity
Bicycles for Humanity is a world wide organisation focused on making a difference through the re-distribution of dis-used bikes. We take that old bike from the back of your garage and give it a new life where it will make a fundamental and life changing difference - in some o Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Bobby Goldsmith Foundation Bobby Goldsmith Foundation
The Bobby Goldsmith Foundation (BGF) is Australia’s oldest AIDS charity and has provided financial and practical support for men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS for seventeen years. BGF’s mission is to assist people directly disadvantaged by HIV/AIDS to maintain a re Read more..

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 Bravehearts Bravehearts
Bravehearts was founded by Hetty Johnston during Child Protection Week, September 1997. Bravehearts Inc. operates under an Article of Association, is operated by a Board of Management and is assisted by a professional Advisory Committee. We are registered under the Collection Read more..

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 Breast Cancer Network Australia Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible. BCNA is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer, and co Read more..

View Profile | Camberwell

 Brotherhood of St Laurence  Brotherhood of St Laurence
Child poverty diminishes our society and hurts those who experience it. It goes against our value of giving everyone a fair go. Children living in poverty are more likely to: have low levels of education be unemployed as adults have poorer health The Brotherhood of Read more..

View Profile | Fitzroy

 Camcare Camcare
Camcare is a not-for-profit, community based organisation that has operated in Boroondara for over thirty years. Camcare focuses on meeting a range of support needs which result from adversities such as unemployment, ill health, difficulties in relationships, financial stress Read more..

View Profile | Camberwell

 Camp Quality Camp Quality
Camp Quality is a non profit organisation that is committed to bringing hope and happiness to every child living with cancer, their families and communities through ongoing quality recreational, educational and financial support programs. Our purpose is to create a better life Read more..

View Profile | Southbank

 Cancer Council Victoria Cancer Council Victoria
The Cancer Council Victoria is a public institution created by an Act of Parliament. It has a central location in Melbourne and employs a staff of about 350. It houses three research divisions (epidemiology, behavioural science, clinical research) and units undertaking pu Read more..

View Profile | Carlton

 Care Connect Care Connect
Care Connect is a major community care provider that supports people to live healthy, independent lives at home and in the community. With offices in NSW, QLD and VIC, Care Connect supports children, young people, special interest groups, adults, carers and older adults. Th Read more..

View Profile | Abbotsford

 Casey Tutungi Appeal Casey Tutungi Appeal
Casey Tutungi is a young local footballer struck down in his prime while playing the game he loved. Casey, born and bred in Lorne suffered a debilitating spinal cord injury on Saturday 22nd June 2013 while playing football for South Barwon in Geelong. Growing up in the sur Read more..

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 CatholicCare CatholicCare
For over 75 years CatholicCare has worked on behalf of the Catholic Church in Melbourne and Geelong to build on the vision of ‘life to the full’ for families, individuals and communities in all their diversity, but in particular for those who are marginalised in society as a resu Read more..

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 Challenge Challenge
Challenge | supporting kids with cancer! Challenge is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1983 to provide children living with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders with the opportunity to put their illness aside and interact with other children in s Read more..

View Profile | West Melbourne

 Charity Greeting Cards Charity Greeting Cards
Charity Greeting Cards is a wholesale publisher of Greetings Cards specifically to Australian Charities. We assist our Charity clients, by marketing and promoting the Christmas Cards that we have manufactured for them, through this website. Every single greeting card that is m Read more..

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 Charity | Fundraisers  Charity | Fundraisers

 Chicks for Charity Chicks for Charity
Chicks for Charity raise community awareness through uniting women from all walks of life. Chicks for Charity encourage all women to harness the power of “giving back”. Organized fund raising events inspire women to donate time, talent and money to better communities. Thr Read more..

View Profile | Wantirna

 Childrens Charity Network Childrens Charity Network
Childrens Charity Network is a Victorian based not-for-profit organisation, which acts as an umbrella for different programs/initiatives. Its main aim is to build, foster and nurture confidence and self-esteem in all children. Our Vision is to create 'tailored' programs that h Read more..

View Profile | Lara

 Connections UnitingCare Connections UnitingCare
Connections UnitingCare is a community organisation with a long and proud history of supporting marginalised and disadvantaged children, young people and families. We have a vision of empowered children, young people and families enjoying wholeness and fullness of life within Read more..

View Profile | Mount Waverley

 Cottage by the Sea Cottage by the Sea
Cottage by the Sea is a community charity fundraising service caring for Australian children and families in need. We are one of the oldest Australian charities operating since 1890 and provide short term relief care in a seaside holiday environment to children and families i Read more..

View Profile | Queenscliff

 Crêpes for Change Crêpes for Change
Crêpes for Change | 100% of the profits toward youth homelessness in Australia. There are over 40,000 young people sleeping rough in Australia EVERY night. It's hard to believe, but it's true. And clearly, that's 40,000 too many. Our plan is simple: we are going to create a Read more..

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 Crohn's & Colitis Australia Crohn's & Colitis Australia
Crohn's and Colitis Australia (CCA) is the peak national body representing more than 75,000 Australians living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). CCA supports the Crohn’s and colitis community with a focus on confidential support programs, including education, advocacy, c Read more..

View Profile | Hawthorn

 Cystic Fibrosis Victoria Cystic Fibrosis Victoria
Cystic Fibrosis Victoria (CFV) was founded in 1974 by a group of parents of children with CF and became an Incorporated Association in 1984. To promote research, increase awareness of Cystic Fibrosis and provide education, support and advocacy to Victoria's Cystic Fibrosis com Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Dear Gladys | Vintage & Contemporary Boutique Dear Gladys | Vintage & Contemporary Boutique
Dear Gladys is a very special online vintage & contemporary boutique. As the social enterprise operated and owned by Fitted For Work, Dear Gladys raises much needed funds to help women experiencing disadvantage to get back into the workforce. Shopping with Dear Gladys hel Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Doncaster Salvation Army Doncaster Salvation Army
Doncaster Salvation Army centre services the needs of the very large City of Manningham. We commenced ‘replanting’ three years ago, this is being slowly achieved through a ‘community development’ approach which aims to provide a safe place, genuine friendship and true acceptan Read more..

View Profile | Doncaster East

 Down Syndrome Victoria Down Syndrome Victoria
Down Syndrome Victoria is the statewide peak membership organisation representing people with Down syndrome and their families. It is a not-for-profit organisation established in 1978 to provide support, encouragement, information and resources to people with Down syndrome, their Read more..

View Profile | Fitzroy

 Extended Families Australia Extended Families Australia
Extended Families provide friendship and support to a child who has a disability. Volunteers spend time with a child on a regular basis—either in the family’s home, the volunteer’s home or in a community setting, and works with the family to maximize the child’s physical, em Read more..

View Profile | Coburg

 Family Life Family Life
Family Life provides counselling, mediation, mental health, community development, personal support and community educational services, outreach to homes, case coordination, innovative community businesses and advocacy. Opportunity Shops - 355c Bluff Road, Hampton 3188 - 31 Read more..

View Profile | Hampton

 FareShare | Rescuing Food - Fighting Hunger FareShare | Rescuing Food - Fighting Hunger
FareShare rescues food and helps fight hunger to everyday Melburnian's. Since 2001 we have given away healthy, nutritious meals to the hungry and the homeless in Victoria, using food donated by businesses. By ‘rescuing’ food, we mean that it would otherwise be wasted, ending u Read more..

View Profile | Abbotsford

 Father Bob Maguire Foundation Father Bob Maguire Foundation
Inspired by the lifetime work of one of Australia’s genuine heroes, the outspoken parish priest, Fr Bob Maguire, this is a foundation connected to the very fibre of our community and its pressing social issues. The overriding principle of the Fr Bob Maguire Foundation is to en Read more..

View Profile | South Melbourne

 Feast Foundation Feast Foundation
Throughout their global travels, renowned Chef and TV presenter Barry Vera and his business partner / TV producer Michael Dickinson, have been able to experience the need for support that different communities face around the world with their own eyes. Vowing to help better t Read more..

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 Feed Melbourne | FareShare Feed Melbourne | FareShare
Each year FareShare, Leader Community Newspapers and the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation encourage Melburnians to donate to The Feed Melbourne Appeal. All donations of $2 and more are tax deductible, and donations up to $225,000 will be matched by the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Read more..

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 Fight Cancer Foundation Fight Cancer Foundation
The Fight Cancer Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to providing care, treatment and support for people with leukaemia and other forms of cancer and funds research into better treatment methods, early detection tests and to find a cure for leukaemia and other cancers. Read more..

View Profile | Parkville

 Finnan's Gift Finnan's Gift
Finnan's Gift is a fundraising project set up by Alisa Camplin and her husband Oliver Warner. Launched in May 2011, Finnan's Gift will raise much needed funds for state-of-the-art equipment in the Cardiology Department of The Royal Children's Hospital. An Australian Olympic c Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Fitted for Work Fitted for Work
Fitted for Work's vision is financial independence for women and our mission is to help women experiencing disadvantage get work and keep it. Every day our trained staff and volunteers help women gain the self-esteem and confidence to secure their goal of sustainable employme Read more..

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 Foodbank Victoria Foodbank Victoria
Foodbank Victoria is an independent not-for-profit organisation with more than 80 years’ food relief experience. We are the state’s oldest and largest organisation of our kind. Our aim is to provide healthy food for all. To do this we work with a network of almost 800 corporat Read more..

View Profile | Yarraville

 Frontyard Youth Services Frontyard Youth Services
Frontyard helps young people who are homeless or in need of support. It is now the biggest service centre of its type in Melbourne's central business district, containing eight co-located services within the one building. Click a logo below or click one of the navigation lin Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund has been supporting Gippslanders after Natural Disasters for more than 30 years. The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund is a registered charitable organisation making all donations tax deductible. All donations are returned to the community and Read more..

View Profile | Traralgon

 GiveNow GiveNow is Australia’s most user-friendly giving portal – a place where you can put your dollars to work to start building the kind of world you want to live in. The site is designed to help you: • Give More – more of your time, your money, your skills, your resourc Read more..

View Profile | West Melbourne

 GordonCare GordonCare
Our mission is to enhance life outcomes for children and families through the provision of quality services that are innovative, accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community, particularly those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. SERVICES FOR S Read more..

View Profile | Highett

 Green Collect Green Collect
When it comes to recycling office stationery, we often think of paper and printer cartridges but not of folders, binders, in-trays and magazine racks. But these items often end up in landfill as well. When more than half of the City of Melbourne administrative staff recently r Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Greenfleet Greenfleet
Greenfleet is a registered environmental charity, encouraging people to avoid and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and then offset any remaining emissions by planting biodiverse native forests through Greenfleet’s tax deductible offset program. We've been doing this for 15 y Read more..

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 Hawthorn Community Chest Hawthorn Community Chest
HELPING OUR COMMUNITY Since 1958, the Hawthorn Community Chest has raised and distributed funds to charitable organisations and not-for-profit groups providing health, welfare, education and recreation services for the local community. Hundreds of people within the Hawthorn Read more..

View Profile | Hawthorn

 Heart Foundation of Australia Heart Foundation of Australia
Open Your Heart for the Heart Foundation's Doorknock Appeal. Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s big-hearted volunteers from your neighbourhood collecting money for the National Heart Foundation of Australia to help fight Australia’s leading cause of death – cardiovascular disease Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Heart Research Australia Heart Research Australia
Research Today. A cure Tomorrow. Heart Research Australia raises funds for research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and associated medical conditions. Our goal is to reduce the devastating impact heart disease has on the community. Our foc Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 HeartKids HeartKids
HeartKids is a support group for families of children with heart disease, be it congenital (born with) or acquired. We started as voluntary group of parents and individuals dealing with and concerned about the day to day realities of raising and caring for children with cardi Read more..

View Profile | North Melbourne

 HomeGround HomeGround
HomeGround’s vision is to end homelessness in Melbourne. Our mission is to get people housed and to keep people housed. We do this by providing housing and support services across Melbourne, developing innovative housing models, advocating for systems change and researching Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Huntington's Victoria Huntington's Victoria
Huntington's Victoria (HV) is a not for profit organisation funded by the Victorian Government and public sources. We are the only specialist service in Victoria to support and assist people affected by Huntington's Disease (HD). We aim to improve the quality of life of all pe Read more..

View Profile | Hawthorn

 Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund
Isabella and Marcus lost their lives to a little known brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This tumour occurs in the brainstem, most frequently in children between the ages of 5 and 9 and offers no prospect of long term survival. Most children die wit Read more..

View Profile | Mordialloc

 Jacobs Well Jacobs Well
Jacob’s Well hopes to break the poverty cycle by sinking fresh water wells in villages, establishing a health clinic, adult literacy classes, work skills training, small start up loans, and providing full education for tribal and slum children. How you can help? Clean water an Read more..

View Profile | Glen Waverley

 John So, He's My Bro John So, He's My Bro
$4 from every 'John So, He's My Bro' CD sale is donated to the Lord Mayor's Charitable Fund, known as Melbourne’s “defender of the powerless, unpopular and poor”. The single by The Music Men will be released on the 28th of April 2006. You can pre-order your copy online now by Read more..

View Profile | Melbourne

 Karma Currency Foundation Karma Currency Foundation
Instead of giving platters, socks, photo frames and other useless gifts Karma Currency allows companies and individuals to give the gift of tax deductible Charity Gift Vouchers. This Charitable voucher can be sent to families or friends, customers or colleagues, empowering th Read more..

View Profile | South Melbourne

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