Raise Foundation is a registered Australian charity with DGR Tier 1 Status which contributes to the health and wellbeing of young people in our community. We are not affiliated with any religious or political organisations. Our funding comes from various areas including fundraising events, community grants, donations, corporate partnerships, and the NSW Government. Raise endeavours to work in close partnership with other community, mentoring and youth programs to build positive alliances and healthy communities for our young people.
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2016 – Raise was a Finalist in the NSW Telstra Business Awards in the Charity category, we received three Finalist nominations in the NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards and our mentor, Chris Bond from Macquarie Group, was selected as the NSW Corporate Volunteer of the Year.
2015 – David Gonski AC agreed to become our Patron, selected as one of four contractors to deliver the Youth Frontiers program for the NSW Government across whole of NSW, our VIC Program Director presented on Evaluation at the Australian Youth Mentoring Network annual conference, and our group of mentors from First Solar were nominated for NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award.
2014 – Raise Foundation won the Silver SWECO Award from the Australian Centre for the Leadership of Women for Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations, our long-time mentor Maureen Pollard won the NSW Mentor of the Year Award from the Australian Youth Mentoring Network, and our group of mentors from NAB were nominated for the NSW Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year Award.
2013 – Raise Foundation was chosen as a Finalist in the NSW Volunteer Awards, the Raise Staff Team was nominated for a Pride of Australia Medal in the Community Spirit Category, and Raise Foundation CEO was chosen as a NSW Finalist for the Pride of Australia Medal in the Inspiration category.
2012 – Raise Foundation received a 2012 Members of Parliament National Volunteer Award from The Hon Tony Abbott MP, who then become Prime Minister of Australia.
2010 – Raise Foundation received Business Achiever Awards – Community Contribution of the Year and overall Best Community Service Non Profit Organisation.