Who We Are
Into Our Hands Community Foundation is a charitable foundation who believes in the future of North East Victoria. Our volunteers, staff, donors, and community leaders are a positive movement of people focused on supporting our local communities.
Together, we are building community capacity, for good, for ever
What We Do
Into Our Hands supports communities in North East Victoria by transferring philanthropic gifts from donors to community and non proﬁt organisations. Our mission is to activate local assets and prosperity, inspire community giving and unite motivated people to build a capable and resilient North East Victoria.
We specialise in quick turnaround grants, especially during times of crisis.
Into Our Hands is governed by an independent board and a team of experienced staﬀ.
Into Our Hands Community Foundation (IOHCF) was created in 2012 to continue the community recovery process after one of Australia’s worst natural disasters, the 2009 Black Saturday bushﬁres.
IOCF was allocated $1m from the Victorian Bushﬁre Appeal Funds to assist medium and long term recovery needs of ﬁre aﬀected communities over a 10 year period.
Since 2012, the Foundation has provided grants and support to over 130 community and non-proﬁt organisations in the North East via an annual grant program that supports community recovery, strength, and resilience. We have investment more that $1million back into North East Victoria and since 2019 we have commenced a local campaign to grow giving in North East Victoria to sustain community grant making and investment needs into the future.
Where we came from
Watch the story of our community and the response to black Saturday. 43 degrees at midnight video.
All donations to Into Our Hands are invested in perpetuity so they can continue to beneﬁt the community well into the future.
We have multiple funds operating to support a diverse range of needs in the community. Donors can set up their own fund, or direct their gift to one of our existing funds they want to support.