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Trusts and Foundations


Very Special Kids partners with many generous trusts, foundations and private ancillary funds.

Our philanthropic partners are dedicated to helping children with life-threatening conditions and their families and are fundamental in our ability to provide the many programs and services we offer.

Setting up a trust, foundation or a private ancillary fund (PAF) is the important first step of planned giving. At Very Special Kids we are committed to helping you make informed funding decisions based around your values, interests and passions and will work with you to select programs that meet your philanthropic objectives and desired level of involvement.

Very Special Kids is most grateful to the following trusts and foundations for their recent philanthropic support;

  • Alfred and Jean Dickson Foundation
  • Barbara Luree Parker Foundation
  • Barr Family Foundation
  • Bell Charitable Fund
  • Cassandra Gantner Foundation
  • Cheryl and David Baer Family Fund
  • Crown Resorts Foundation PAF
  • Douglas Family Foundation
  • Eirene Lucas Foundation
  • Estate Late Charles Robert Eastgate Ogg
  • Estate Late Paul Edward Dehnert
  • Ethel Herman Charitable Trust
  • Freemasons Charitable Foundation
  • Give Where You Live
  • Greg Blizzard Memorial Fund
  • Hans and Petra Henkell – the Henkell Family Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation)
  • Hinds-Martin Charitable Trust
  • Hopetoun Fund (a sub-fund of the Australian Charities Foundation)
  • Ian Dodd Trust
  • Isobel Hill Brown Charitable Trust
  • Lily Calvert Foundation
  • Johnstone Family Foundation
  • MacKenzie Family Foundation
  • The Marian and EH Flack Trust
  • Mary and Graham Slade Foundation
  • Minyaka Trust (Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund)
  • Mornington Peninsula Shire Council
  • Norman, Mavis and Graeme Waters Perpetual Charitable Trust
  • Packer Family Foundation PAF
  • Perpetual Foundation
  • Pethard Tarax Charitable Trust
  • The Pullan Nossack Bequest
  • Rado Family Foundation
  • Springwaters Foundation
  • Sweet Princess Charitable Fund (Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund)
  • William Angliss (Vic) Charitable Fund

If you are from a trust or a foundation and would like to know more about the work of Very Special Kids or if you know of a trust or foundations that could support us, please contact Katrina Hosie  РFundraising Lead, Philanthropy on 03 9804 6250 or khosie@vsk.org.au