2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Fundraising

New Family Foundation Pledges $7M to Charities


Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at 4:47 pm
Wendy Williams
Australian equipment hire business Kennards Hire has launched a new foundation, pledging to donate $7 million to charities over the next five years.


Tuesday, 26th June 2018
at 4:47 pm
Wendy Williams


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
New Family Foundation Pledges $7M to Charities
Tuesday, 26th June 2018 at 4:47 pm

Australian equipment hire business Kennards Hire has launched a new foundation, pledging to donate $7 million to charities over the next five years.

The foundation, launched at a gala event to celebrate the family-owned organisation’s 70th anniversary, aims to improve the ability of disadvantaged young children to be independent, self-sufficient contributors to society.

In conjunction, the Kennards Hire Foundation will fund conservation projects to support a vision “of a better world for future generations”.

Kennards Hire Foundation director Kirsty Kovacs said the foundation was created as a formal structure to give back to organisations they believed could “provide real change”.

“Whilst the Kennards Hire business has been giving to charities for over 20 years, we wanted to celebrate and formalise our philanthropy,” Kovacs said.

Stepping Stone House, the Smith Family Learning for Life Program, Kids Xpress, BackTrack, and Nawarddeken Academy will be the first recipients in Australia, with KidsCan and the Springboard Trust in New Zealand.

The foundation will also support Taronga Zoo, Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) and Bush Heritage.

It builds on the business’ previous philanthropic commitments.

In 2017, Kennards Hire donated more than $1.2 million to community groups across Australia and New Zealand, including doubling its commitment to The Smith Family.

The Kennards Hire branch network will continue to support and contribute to local charities, schools, sporting and community groups.  

For more information see the website.


Wendy Williams  |  Editor  |  @WendyAnWilliams

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.


Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Australian philanthropy needs more crowd power

Krystian Seibert

Tuesday, 26th November 2019 at 8:40 am

Philanthropy Australia CEO announces departure

Maggie Coggan

Tuesday, 19th November 2019 at 8:28 am

Philanthropists urged to look at the bigger picture

Maggie Coggan

Thursday, 7th November 2019 at 8:23 am

We need to talk about specific listings

Krystian Seibert

Monday, 4th November 2019 at 4:39 pm

POPULAR

The NDIS needs a new plan

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019 at 8:15 am

White Ribbon Australia to see another day

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 5:05 pm

Aussie charity wins Business of the Year Award

Luke Michael

Monday, 25th November 2019 at 3:55 pm

Government vows to remove young people with disability from aged care

Luke Michael

Thursday, 28th November 2019 at 8:11 am

2019 Impact 25
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!