Fremantle Foundation’s 2016 Impact100 fundraiser makes big impact


Dylan Smith with Richenda Prall of the Museum of Moving Objects, Bill Johnstone of Fremantle Men’s Shed, Griff Longley of Night Hoops, and Bronwyn Ife and Bourby Webster of the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au   d460423
Dylan Smith with Richenda Prall of the Museum of Moving Objects, Bill Johnstone of Fremantle Men’s Shed, Griff Longley of Night Hoops, and Bronwyn Ife and Bourby Webster of the Perth Symphony Orchestra. Picture: Robin Kornet        www.communitypix.com.au d460423

A GRANT of $100,000 can go a long way for a Fremantle group working to create a more connected community.

Four organisations have made the shortlist for the Fremantle Foundation’s 2016 Impact100 fundraiser, which asks 100 donors to contribute $1000 each, earning them the chance to vote for the group they think best fits this year’s premise of creating a culture of connection.

2015 finalist Lifting Horizons Night Hoops program has made the shortlist again, alongside the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed, The Museum of Moving Objects and the Perth Symphony Orchestra’s Big Play Big Sing project.

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Fremantle Foundation chief executive Dylan Smith said he was delighted that Impact100 continued to garner community support and enthusiasm into its fourth year.

“We feel we are learning the art of giving and we are proud of our recipients and the impact they are having with our money and support,” he said.

“We thought (Impact100) would be well received, but have been overwhelmed by the response.

“The first few years the donors have come strongly from our own networks and we’re pleased to see new donors come on board from beyond our own networks, which is a sign that more and more people are hearing about our impact.

“We know that Fremantle is a strong community that cares about each other and this is a tangible way to make a difference in our community and learn more about the local organisations making a difference.”

The Impact100 winner will be announced on November 8. Visit www.fremantlefoundation.com.