The Jack Brockhoff Foundation carries on the legacy of the late Sir Jack Brockhoff by making grants in accordance with the Foundation’s Trust Deed. Each year it makes grants to eligible charitable organisations all across Victoria in three key priority areas: Children & Youth, Medical and Community. The Foundation’s preference is to make many smaller grants rather than few large grants. Grants are almost always for a 12 month period only.
Sir Jack was particularly keen that the Foundation assist young people by providing opportunities to enable them to improve their circumstances and future livelihoods.
Sir Jack demonstrated his interest in medical research when shortly before his death in 1984, he encouraged the Foundation to make a large donation to the Birth Defects Research Institute at the Royal Children’s Hospital. This Institute is now known as the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Sir Jack encouraged the Foundation to support smaller community organisations, particularly those that may have been less likely to attract support from established funding bodies. Sir Jack also liked to assist grant recipients with projects or programs which, in the initial stages, would not be eligible to receive Government funding support. Sir Jack preferred the Foundation to avoid awarding grants where the government should be expected to provide funding. The Foundation continues to honour his wishes.
In 2015 . in memory of the Foundation’s much loved and respected Patron Dr James Guest , a residential scholarship was instituted at Trinity College for students studying medicine or biomedicine at The University of Melbourne . The scholarship will be awarded annually from the start of 2016. Please contact Trinity College for more details of The James Guest Memorial Jack Brockhoff Foundation Medical Scholarship.
The Foundation also proudly supports one or more Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Jack Brockhoff Fellowships each year. Please find out more by visiting The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.