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$1.25 million investment in jobs and training

Westpac Foundation has awarded $1.25 million in grants to over 100 social enterprises and not-for-profits who are creating job opportunities and providing training and education to enhance employment readiness for people experiencing disadvantage.

Fire, pandemic and a plan

After catastrophic bushfires and a global pandemic, founder of Dunn & Lewis Foundation Gayle Dunn needed a new business plan. 

Dismantling a volunteer relationship

To celebrate National Volunteer Week we took a closer look at Westpac Community Ambassador Gordon Jeffrey’s skilled volunteering relationship with Pat Ryan, CEO of social enterprise Dismantle.

Gift #forgood this Christmas

Consider purchasing gifts from a Westpac Foundation supported social enterprise or community organisation to give the extra gift of social impact this festive season, and help create jobs for people facing barriers to employment.

Collaboration for job creation

Westpac Foundation’s 2020 Impact Report documents the collective impact we’re making - together with our community partners - in local communities across Australia.

Creating impact

We support social enterprises and community organisations creating jobs and opportunities for those who need it most.

Read our 2020 Impact Report


Grants awarded by Westpac Foundation in 2020.


Value of grants awarded in 2020.


Jobs created by Westpac Foundation supported social enterprises since 2015.


Pro bono hours contributed by Westpac employees in 2020.

Helping for 140 years

Westpac Foundation is a charitable organisation that has been helping people for the past 140 years.

Today, we provide funding and programs to help social enterprises and community organisations taking a fresh approach to complex social issues and creating jobs and opportunities for those who need it most. We are committed to helping to create a more inclusive Australia with a goal to change 100,000 lives for the better by 2030.

Things you should know

Public donations to Westpac Foundation are administered by Westpac Community Limited as trustee for Westpac Community Trust (ABN 53 265 036 982). Westpac Community Trust is a Public Ancillary Fund, endorsed by the ATO as a Deductible Gift Recipient.


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