Grant Thornton Australia launched The Grant Thornton Foundation to build a co-ordinated approach to charitable giving across Australia which will help unlock the potential for growth in communities.

Welcome to the Grant Thornton Foundation Report for 2019. Our report highlights the social impact being delivered across our communities by our charity partners. Our partners work with young people that are experiencing social and economic exclusion. They focus on igniting the potential in their young people, giving them the opportunity to participate in sport, personal development, vocational training, social enterprise, providing exposure to educational horizons beyond their expectations, and to live as independently as their potential allows them.

We all seek meaning in our life, our work, and our existence.

Grant Thornton Foundation John Picot

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For the Grant Thornton community, supporting this work through financial contributions, our volunteering and pro-bono efforts brings a broader context to the workplace. When we participate in and contribute to a social purpose we invariably feel good about ourselves and the people that we directly and indirectly connect with. Our community is at its best when we all work towards equality and mutual benefit.

So to that end, our Foundation, in a modest way, is the conduit to a shared value in which we can measure a social profit that we can be proud of. The very real stories of athletes competing in Special Olympics, of young indigenous people discovering their own leadership capability through The Streets Movement, of young people at risk of homelessness being guided and encouraged to take control of their circumstances through Whitelion, and of people living with disabilities being able to live independently, are all part of that measure of social profit.

Our Foundation is a modest but effective part of the bus route to sustainability for us all. Please enjoy our 2019 report.

If you would like to donate to the Grant Thornton Foundation please email gtfoundation@au.gt.com for more details.

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