The Scanlon Foundation was established in 2001 with the purpose of enhancing social cohesion within Australia
Since its inception in 2001 we have supported over 300 recipient organisations around Australia. Our principle focus is:
Social Cohesion relates to social connectedness in a community and its sense of unity, trust, belonging, acceptance and tolerance. It is a key factor in social stability and harmony.
Australia's uniquely diverse culture is arguably one of its most defining characteristics. Our continued ability to achieve Social Cohesion with such diversity is paramount to the quality of life for all Australians.
The Scanlon Foundation therefore fosters Social Cohesion through a range of activities that currently include;
- Social Cohesion Research
- Community Grants
- Multi-Year Projects
- Major Community Development Projects
- Celebrating Diversity at work with 'A Taste of Harmony' Campaign
Scanlon Foundation Charter
In its mission to enhance Social Cohesion the Scanlon Foundation recognizes the significance of cultural diversity within Australia and seeks to;
Support Capacity -building and program delivery including through 'Grassroots' Community based organizations that;
- Identify and provide solutions for 'emerging' issues facing culturally diverse communities.
- Support people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds recently arrived to 'Connect' to their communities.
The Foundation often in collaboration also invests in projects that;
- Develop skills and Provide opportunities for people from CALD backgrounds in high migrant Local Communities to allow them to meaningfully contribute towards their families, education, work, cultural and community life.
- Promote and celebrate cultural diversity and its benefits.