Cause Area: Corporate Foundations
Mission StatementAt Westpac Foundation, our mission is to help change 100,000 lives for the better and help social enterprises to create 10,000 jobs by 2030.
DescriptionBack in 1879 Thomas Buckland, then President of Bank of New South Wales, later to become Westpac Group, donated his 1000 bonus to establish the Buckland Fund. The fund was created to help struggling families of bank employees who had passed away and found themselves in necessitous circumstances.Over 140 years later, we continue to evolve the way we approach corporate philanthropy. Today Westpac Foundation provides funding to support social enterprises and community organisations creating jobs and opportunities for those who need it most.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.