The Forde Foundation
The Forde Foundation was established in August 2000 in response to the findings of the Commission of Inquiry into Abuse of Children in Queensland Institutions, better known as the Forde Inquiry. The foundation was created for:
…the relief of poverty; for the advancement of education, training or development; personal and social support; relief of sickness, suffering, distress; general enhancement of social and economic wellbeing or for any other purposes beneficial to persons who have been wards of the State or under guardianship of the State or have been resident, as a child, in a Queensland institution.
The foundation receives funding for its grants program through its capital investments with the Public Trustee. Grant applications are assessed by the Forde Foundation Board of Advice but approved and paid by the Public Trustee upon the Board's recommendations.
The Forde Foundation's Board of Advice determines grant criteria, assesses applications and makes recommendations to the Public Trustee on how the income from the Trust Fund should be distributed. The Board consists of nine volunteer members, with Rob Ryan as the nominated Chairperson. The Patron of the foundation, Leneen Forde AC, was also the founding Chair of the foundation’s Board of Advice upon its establishment in August 2000.
As the Trustee of The Forde Foundation, the Public Trustee provides support through the management of capital investments and distribution of funds to grant recipients.
How do I donate to The Forde Foundation?
Cheques made out to ‘The Forde Foundation’ can be sent directly to the foundation at GPO Box 806 Brisbane QLD 4001.
What grants does the foundation offer?
The Forde Foundation offers three types of grants to support eligible individuals. These are:
- Personal development grant to assist with educational, study or training needs
- Health and wellness.
How do I find out more information on The Forde Foundation?
Visit The Forde Foundation website.