Mission Statement of The Spotlight Foundation
“The Spotlight Foundation is a private family foundation supporting education, health and welfare initiatives. The Foundation pursues its mission by funding projects in the Jewish communities of Victoria and Israel that ensure better access to Jewish education, greater opportunities to escape disadvantage and increased access to quality medical care. The Foundation also funds projects in Australia and other select countries that support vulnerable women and children, as well as a variety of health and lifestyle programmes in Victoria. The Foundation is committed to collaborating with for-purpose organisations that leverage their resources to achieve effective results and impact the greatest number of beneficiaries.”
Embodying the family values of the founders of Spotlight Group Holdings, the Spotlight Foundation has a commitment to supporting those in need, both locally and overseas.
The Spotlight Foundation provides financial support to over 100 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.