Mackay FoundationMackay Foundation

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A donation to The Mackay Community Foundation is a gift that keeps on giving. All donations to The Foundation are treated as capital.

Only the income generated from the invested capital is distributed regularly to nominated charities and causes in the Mackay region. This process works to continually build our capital and provide more yearly income to distribute.

Below is an outline of the total distributions made by The Mackay Community Foundation to date. Please choose from the links on the right to see details of distributions from previous years.

Grants paid to date

Year ended Grants Back to school Flood appeal
June 04 $650.00

June 05 $1,092.88

June 06 $3,600.00

June 07 $6,200.00

June 08 $22,250.50 $5,000.00 $564,566.13
June 09 $10,000.00 $5,000.00
June 10 $20,136.83 $15,000.00
June 11 $22,389.24 $22,500.00
 June 12 $27,337.80 $25,000.00  
 June 13 $23,110.24 $50,000.00  
 June 14  $42,588.50 $33,000.00  
 June 15  $43,502.80  $35,000.00  
 June 16  $44,300.00  $33,750.00  
 June 17  $43,400.00


Total community grants to date: $1,100,625.00

Grant application process

Not-for-profit organisations in the Mackay region are invited to apply to The Mackay Community Foundation for grants of up to $10,000 for charitable projects.

The aim of The Mackay Community Foundation is to apply funds towards the help, aid, relief, or support of persons in distress in Mackay and the districts surrounding Mackay in the form of education, care, housing or other assistance as needed. Applications that address one or more of the above areas will be given preference.

The next grant round closes at 5.00pm on 20 April 2018. - PLEASE NOTE THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TIL THE 30TH APRIL.   Please download the grant application here:

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Please contact The Foundation should you wish to discuss your project before submitting an application.