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Our history

Into Our Hands Community Foundation (IOH) was created in 2012 to continue the community recovery process after one of Australia’s worst natural disasters, the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

IOH was allocated $1 million 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, IOH has provided grants and support to more than 145 community and non-profit organisations in the North East via an annual grant program that supports community recovery, strength, and resilience. We have invested more than $1.5 million back into North East Victoria. In 2019 we commenced a local campaign to grow giving in North East Victoria to sustain community grant-making and investment needs into the future.

Watch the story of our community and the response to Black Saturday by watching the 43 degrees at midnight video.

Our funds

All donations to Into Our Hands aim to benefit the community
well into the future.

We have multiple community funds operating to support a diverse range of priorities.

Donors can set up their own fund, or direct their gift to one of our existing funds.