The Community Foundation for Tumut Region


To make a difference where we live

To give where we live

To be a lasting community asset


Assist and support the aspirations and needs of our community by attracting funds for a focus on giving.


The Community Foundation for Tumut Region embraces that all relationships and decision making will consider the following values:

Justice – acting in a manner which takes into consideration the wellbeing of the individual and the common good of the community.

Respect – acting in a manner that shows a genuine understanding and appreciation of the qualities, rights and beliefs of others.

Integrity – acting in a manner that is truthful, open and consistent.

Compassion – acting in a manner that demonstrates empathy and support.

Commitment – acting with dedication and perseverance to achieve our goals

Collaboration – acting in a manner that values diversity, cooperation and openness.

To be fair dinkum in all our actions – authentic, genuine and on the level.

Areas of Interest:

The Community Foundation for Tumut Region receives charitable gifts to fund projects of community development and renewal to improve social, cultural, environmental and economic opportunities in the Tumut Shire.

The Foundation considers projects for charitable purposes (beneficial to the community) from within the core areas of interest listed below:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children, Youth & Families
  • Community economic development
  • Disadvantaged Groups
  • Education
  • The Environment
  • Health & Social Development
  • Heritage
  • Indigenous community

Making a difference

In common with community foundations around the world, the Community Foundation for Tumut Region collects and distributes gift from a wide range of donors to address community needs in a defined geographic area ……Tumut shire, including the towns and villages of Adelong, Batlow, Brungle, Cabramurra, Talbingo, Tumut and surrounding districts.

Community Foundations support their community for the long term.

Support is generally provided in the form of grants to community organisations for charitable purposes.

Foundation programs include:

  • Community grants to generate social capital, build capacity and create a vibrant and better place to live.
  • Educations scholarships such as the M.H.Colyer Memorial Scholarship for Continuing Studies.
  • Education programs – including the Friends of Tumut High School, the Barbara Corbett Bursaries and Awards for primary school students, the Sue Mac Scholarship for Art and the Back to School Assistance Program.
  • Community Leadership Skills Development including facilitating Outward Bound Scholarships.
  • Natural Disaster Relief Fund for local residents directly affected by floods and bush fires.
  • Other community strengthening programs such as the Louise Rowen Memorial Fund encouraging excellence in performance and the visual arts.


The Community Foundation is a public company limited by guarantee, incorporated under Corporations Law.  The Foundation is governed by a Board of volunteers, with broad experience and community wisdom, representing towns and localities across the shire.

The Community Foundation is an independent, not for profit organisation for public benefit.

Deductible Gift Recipient status

The Community Foundation is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charitable organisation with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Status.

Donations to the Community Foundation’s Public Fund are tax deductible. Receipts are available to donors gifting $2 and over to the Public Fund.