Mission Statement of The Spotlight Foundation
“To help people in Australia and overseas access the resources they need to live safe, healthy, dignified and spiritually connected lives. To honour the families’ heritage by supporting the continuity of their faith and community and ensuring a strong and vibrant culture in Australia.
To improve the lives of vulnerable women, youth and children in Australia. To support a cohesive and inclusive society and ensure a sustainable future for those in the wider community.”
Embodying the family values of the founders of Spotlight Group, the Spotlight Foundation has a commitment to supporting those in need, both locally and overseas.
The Spotlight Foundation provides financial support to over 120 various organisations in fields as diverse as health and research, welfare, the arts, education, and women’s enterprises in the local community and in developing countries.
Several of the Foundation’s partnerships are long-term, including The Lighthouse Foundation, which provides homeless young people with a home, a sense of family and around the clock therapeutic care; the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s preeminent art museum; and Sisterworks, a social enterprise that supports women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental well-being, sense of belonging and economic outlook by enabling work opportunities and entrepreneurship.
The Spotlight Foundation also maintains an education scholarship, recognising the power of education to change people’s lives for the better.
On a local level, Spotlight, Anaconda & Harris Scarfe respond to hundreds of requests for support each year from organisations including childcare centres, kindergartens, schools, churches and community groups. They assist with sponsorship for annual events, such as Red Nose Day and engage in long term corporate partnerships with organisations such as the Starlight Foundation.