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Our parent company’s philanthropic arm, the Bennelong Foundation, exists to enhance community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change in the community.

It has a focus on funding programs that support education, training and employment; and community health and wellbeing. It particularly targets Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities; refugees, migrants, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities; and groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage.

Bennelong - years in operation
20 Years in operation
Bennelong - organisations supported
350 Organisations supported
Bennelong - grants issued
700 Grants issued

Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has made a wide variety of grants across:

Focus areas

  • Education, training and employment – programs providing access, equity and inclusion opportunities to education and training or that support and build pathways to sustainable employment
  • Community health and wellbeing – assisting organisations that conduct programs with the express purpose of improving the physical health, nutrition, and wellbeing of the Australian community

Target communities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • People with a refugee background, newly arrived migrants, and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Communities/groups experiencing socio-economic disadvantage

The Foundation is continuing to grow, and in June 2020 the Bennelong Foundation UK was established with the assistance of our UK arm, BennBridge.


We support and work closely with the Foundation, particularly in our shared aim of providing opportunities for those who may experience disadvantage in a work environment. Beyond various staff volunteering and engagement opportunities, this includes a number of formal programs.

Scholarship and internship program – The Foundation runs a program for outstanding students experiencing disadvantage who are studying business, accounting or economics, and this includes a year-long internship with Bennelong Funds Management.

Commitment to First Nations Communities – The Foundation assists a number of programs that support Indigenous communities. This also provides regular opportunities for Bennelong staff involvement and education, including knowledge of the local community, history of the lands where we work and operate, impacts of colonisation, promotion of reconciliation and ongoing challenges.

You can learn more at the Bennelong Foundation’s website.