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.
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.