Two women are looking at a painting. Sunlight can be seen filtering from the windows towards the wall where the painting is. Established with purpose of enhancing the quality of life for older Australians, the Southern Cross Care Community Foundation’s aim is to:

  1. support projects and programs having a direct and practical benefit for those who we provide care and represent 
  2. create communities of care to encourage and support people to look out for each other in whatever capacity they can.

Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & VIC) Inc supports the administration of our Foundation by covering cost of wages and expenditure. This means every dollar raised goes directly to the Foundation.


Through our Foundation:

  • We aim to engage all generations, including younger people, to support those in our community to remain connected, to encourage active healthy and connected communities that thrive.
  • We continue to remain interested in innovative, solutions to support older people to live independently with ease and confidence.


Our main fundraising focus is for:

Bus Program

The Community Foundation’s Bus Program keeps residents and customers mobile and  connected to their community. We provide transport for social activities such as outings, events and shopping days.

Internal Grants Program

Grant applications are sought from all residential facilities, support services and managed retirement villages. The calibre of the applications has been exceptional. Read about the types of grant projects we have awarded here: