Barossa Region Community Foundation Inc, known as Foundation Barossa, is a Community Foundation which encourages philanthropy and provides a vehicle through which the community can help the community – forever.

We believe that generosity begins at home, in the heart of the Barossa region. Strong, vital communities are those in which everyone can participate. They are resourceful and resilient.

Foundation Barossa aims to nurture and build our community’s strength and assets, by responding to challenges and opportunities and supporting organisations and individuals to do likewise. All donor funds are invested in perpetuity, and interest from these funds is distributed annually to local community groups. The capital remains intact and the giving continues forever. Foundation Barossa encourages people to offer their support during their lifetime or leaving a gift in their Will to benefit the local community forever. Community Foundations are the fastest growing form of philanthropy worldwide and Foundation Barossa is now firmly established to support this region.

Foundation Barossa supports:

  • Young Barossans who have a barrier – whether it be physical, psychiatric, financial or cultural – to access education.
  • The development of young people through secondary and tertiary education.
  • Arts, cultural and educational pursuits, contributing to a healthy community.
  • Heritage and Environment – respecting our heritage and restoring our environment.

Foundation Barossa’s main reason for being is to support people and causes close to home and close to the heart.


The Barossa Region Community Foundation Inc. (Foundation Barossa) was incorporated in 2002 as a not-for-profit organisation established to inform and engage the broader community in the benefits of community philanthropy. Foundation Barossa now operates as the sole community fund in this region of South Australia, and has grown by encouraging local families and businesses to donate with the aim of supporting local community projects. Many of these projects are innovative and unique to this region for which there is currently no other available funding source.

To ensure the perpetuity of scholarships and granting, Foundation Barossa endeavours to use only the income earned from capital to fund grant projects. It is Foundation Barossa’s aim to continue to support the 32,500 people in the Barossa & Light area by building the corpus, increasing grant making and ensuring the diligent and transparent management of community funds.