Fremantle Foundation teaching young people the joy of giving

Fremantle Foundation chief executive Dylan Smith is keen to attract younger philanthrop-ists. Picture: Will Russell        d454608
Fremantle Foundation chief executive Dylan Smith is keen to attract younger philanthrop-ists. Picture: Will Russell        d454608

THE Fremantle Foundation wants to entice more young people to dig into their pockets to help the area’s most important community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

As the profile of Impact100 Fremantle continues to grow, locals under the age of 39 now have an added incentive to take part in the annual $100,000 fundraiser.

With the help of the Morgridge Family Foundation and the Impact100 Council, the Young Philanthropist Program and Impact100 Council Matching Agreement gives three local young people the chance to have their annual $1000 donations subsidised to varying degrees.

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Fremantle Foundation chief executive Dylan Smith said they were thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to young philanthropists.

“I think there is sometimes the assumption only people who are incredibly wealthy, and perhaps more established, can be philanthropists, but giving can be for everyone,” he said.

“This sliding scale invites the young philanthropist to budget over time and embed the philosophy of giving into their lives.

“This is a great opportunity for new donors to join us and we want to encourage as many people as possible in Fremantle to get involved, including younger donors.”

Email Hannah@fremantlefoundation.|com for more information about the scholarships.

This year’s Impact100 focus is Aboriginal health and wellbeing.

Visit www.fremantlefoundation.com for more information about Impact100.