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EP Community Foundation Wraps up 2020

The EPCF conducted its Annual General Meeting for 2020, doing so ‘virtually’ for the first time – including the adoption of the audited 2019/20 Financial Statements.

The Foundation currently holds over $500,000 in funds invested, receiving over $28,000 in donations in 2019/20 and distributing over $62,000 in grants. The Foundation also distributed 380 Back to School Vouchers across the Eyre Peninsula on behalf of the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

The vision of the Foundation is to provide a lasting legacy for future generations on the Eyre Peninsula.

Noting the current challenging investment environment and COVID-19 restrictions on many community activities, EPCF Chair Garry Downey said “We have continued with our philanthropic activities including building the community endowment through the gifts program, providing and facilitating grants, and growing our corpus”. He also thanked volunteers of the Book Bazaar for their generous donation of time and effort through a difficult year and closure for nine weeks.

The AGM format enabled the Foundation Directors to meet virtually with a number of community groups who had been successful in the Foundation’s 2020 grants round. These included Coorabie and Districts Progress Association, SACWA Wudinna Branch, West Coast Youth & Community Support, Whyalla Blue Light SA, Whyalla Men’s Shed and Whyalla Road Safety Committee, as well as past recipients, Riding for the Disabled and Lincoln Alive. Other organisations to receive grants in 2020 included Cockaleechie Recreation & Hall Association and Tumby Bay Tennis Club.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation carefully manages a growing base of donated funds and works with philanthropic and other partners to ensure the best possible value and impact from each of its community projects, regional student advancement and home hospice services on Eyre Peninsula. The Foundation is supported by the invaluable work of the Book Bazaar volunteers and committed administrative staff.

For more information about donating to, or working with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation call 0400 685 520 or email admin@epcf.com.au.

EPCF Short Documentary

A short documentary on the work of the Foundation has been prepared under the Community Voices program by Flinders University.

About EPCF

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) wishes to partner with businesses and individuals that have a desire to support their local Eyre Peninsula (EP) community through philanthropy. The EPCF was incorporated in 2004 through the support of the Eyre Regional Development Board and a steering committee. A grant from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal further assisted the establishment of a foundation on the Eyre Peninsula. In late 2008 a board of directors was appointed and an inaugural board meeting took place. Since then the Foundation has been working hard growing its corpus of funds to almost five hundred thousand dollars while forging exciting partnerships with businesses and charities. These partnerships have already delivered substantial benefits to the community with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation distributing in excess of fifty five thousand dollars to community groups right across the EP. Please visit our latest initiative and support our Home Hospice program and the Foundation by patronising  our Book Bazaar.


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