The Snow Foundation is the creation of brothers Terry Snow and George Snow who established the foundation in 1991 to benefit the disadvantaged community in Canberra and the surrounding region.
‘We were humbled by the outstanding work done by so many quiet achievers in our community. We saw the Foundation as an opportunity to try to make a difference to the lives of many people who, for reasons beyond their control, were doing it tough,’ Terry said.
In addition, they have been particularly interested in helping those people in the community whose needs were not covered by government sources, particularly individuals.
Over the years, The Foundation has assisted simply by purchasing vital equipment and supplies for people with disabilities to providing funding for substantial projects such as Common Ground Canberra and Good360.
The Foundation started with an initial contribution of $1 million and Terry has added substantially to the capital to enable it to maintain its existing activities and set-up new activities. The Foundation now has over $100 million in capital.
Now run by Terry’s daughter, Georgina Byron, The Snow Foundation has key areas of focus – health, social welfare, education and employment. In the 29 years since it was established, The Snow Foundation has reached out to help more than 700 different organisations and individuals, providing over $29 million in funding which includes $850,000 to individuals.
To find out more visit www.snowfoundation.org.au.