The Sisters of Charity Foundation Limited sustains the legacy of compassion the Sisters of Charity have administered in Australia for more than 175 years. We currently:
- Fund over 50 community projects that help the poor and disadvantaged. The Foundation has provided over $7m to over 740 community based programs since 2000.
- Offer tertiary scholarships at six universities for young people who have lived in out-of-home care. Young people without stable family homes, or no home at all, can study at Deakin University, Australian Catholic University, University of Notre Dame, Macquarie University, Western Sydney University and The University of Queensland. To date our commitment to the scholarship program is $502,000
- Work in partnership with the Asylum Seekers Centre. The Sisters of Charity Foundation invested in the purchase and renovation of a residential building known as Providence House, that provides a safe emergency housing to refugees and asylum seekers who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless, as well as food, basic healthcare, English lessons and help finding work. The Foundation also takes care of the ongoing upkeep of Providence House. In the last year alone, Providence House provided 44 individuals with safe accommodation.
Snapshots of our grant and scholarship recipients
Real people, real stories
Read about the people and organisations that are making a difference thanks to funding from the Foundation.
Grants that have received funding
Index of projects that have received grants.
See our grants in action
Short videos of our scholarship and grant recipients.