ANZ operates a number of employee foundations across our region. All employee donations to the foundations are matched by ANZ.

Australian Staff Foundation

The ANZ Staff Foundation was established in 1988, and more than 647 charities have benefited from donations in excess of $3.8million. Grants of around $5,000 support a variety of projects from disadvantaged youth to the environment. A National Advisory Board and State Committees comprising ANZ employees decide the granting rounds each year. In FY2014, the ANZ Staff Foundation provided 69 grants totalling over $315,000 to community organisations across Australia. 

Applications are accepted twice a year: 15 January and 15 July. 

Case Study: Building a foundation for better learning

Vermont South Special School assists children with a mild intellectual disability and in November 2011, ANZ Staff Foundation provided funding for the school to purchase three new iPads and educational applications.The iPads enable students with poor fine motor schools who have difficulty writing to engage in interactive educational sessions and are lighter and easier for some students with physical disabilities to carry.

Clare Collopy from Vermont South Special School said "We are extremely grateful to the ANZ staff Foundation for their generous donation. The iPads help to improve communication skills and the capacity for independent learning in our students who have a mild intellectual disability. We also look forward to ANZ employee volunteering at the school in the near future".

New Zealand Staff Foundation

The ANZ New Zealand Staff Foundation was established in 2000 to help meet the needs of New Zealand communities. ANZ New Zealand employees choose to donate to the Foundation through their salary and the bank matches donations dollar-for-dollar. Since 2000 the Foundation has given more than $3 million in grants to more than 530 charities in New Zealand.

Applications are accepted twice a year: 15 February and 15 August.

Case Study: ANZ employee member makes a difference to the life of Amy

ANZ’s Hamilton-based rural manager Steve King felt humbled that he was able to make a small difference to the life of Amy, a seven-month-old girl with a life-threatening illness.

Steve is a member of the ANZ Employee Foundation. Last year the Foundation accepted an application from True Colours Charitable Trust for help providing support for children, young people and their families who are dealing with serious illness.

One of the recipients of the ANZ support was Amy. The funding enabled Amy to receive specialist care, counselling and support for a year.

Last year, True Colours Charitable Trust received $6,800 from the ANZ Employee Foundation to support Amy. True Colours CEO Cynthia Ward was appreciative of the support from the Employee Foundation. True Colours relies on do nations, sponsors and community trust grants.

“The generous support from the Employee Foundation makes an enormous difference to a young family that is dealing with an incredible challenge,” she says.

*Name changed to support confidentiality.

 

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