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Gifts that give back

If you’re looking for a unique gift with a side of social impact, consider spending with one of Westpac Foundation’s social enterprise or community partners and help create jobs and opportunities for people overcoming barriers to work.

Paw-some Partnership

Social enterprise, Happy Paws Happy Hearts has teamed up with animal rescue organisations such as RSPCA to provide a safe environment for program participants to care for rescued furry, feathered or scaley friends while building up their own social connections, skills and confidence.

Supporting Social Enterprises

Westpac Group and Westpac Foundation have partnered with Social Traders to sponsor the 2023 NSW and ACT Game Changer Awards and upcoming Business for Good Summit 2023, supporting a shared vision of shaping a fairer and more equitable Australia. The Game Changer awards recognise and celebrate the impact that business and government members and certified social enterprises have on marginalised groups in the Australian community.

Stronger together

Westpac Foundation has teamed up with a collection of Australian leading philanthropic organisations to create a pioneering grant program to support social enterprises in accelerating growth and impact, while creating job opportunities for Australians facing barriers to employment. 

Creating a more inclusive Australia – our 2022 Impact Report

Westpac Foundation has released its 2022 Impact Report which showcases the collective impact the Foundation is making - together with its community partners - in local communities across Australia.

40 organisations named for $2m Inclusive Employment Grant funding

Westpac Foundation has awarded a combined $2 million in grant funding to 40 community organisations creating inclusive and sustainable jobs in local communities across Australia.