Youth are tomorrow’s community
Encouraging philanthropy that benefits the young people of Buderim is one of the core objectives of the Buderim Foundation. Our ability to deliver on this goal started in 2008 when we were offered up to $20,000 for youth projects by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) on the condition that we matched the offer dollar for dollar. The Buderim community rose to the challenge and eight generous Buderim philanthropists provided the necessary matching funds.
The Youth in Philanthropy Project (YIPP) was born – the first of its kind on the Sunshine Coast.
A second major youth venture, the Schools in Philanthropy Project (SIPP) was established in 2014 and in 2016 the Foundation established a Youth Sub-fund.
The development of YIPP and SIPP led the Board to a better understanding of the not-for-profit youth organisations already active on the Sunshine Coast. It was decided that, rather than reinventing the wheel, the most effective role for the Foundation was to work with the already established local organisations.
Youth Grant recipients
Buderim Girl Guides Support Group – $2,755
Buderim Kindy & Preschool Assn. – $4,000
Buderim Lions Club – $2,200
Buderim Mountain State School P&C – $12,628 (5 grants)
Buderim Rebels Hockey Club – $2,993
Buderim Scout Group – $10,160 (2 grants)
Fusion Sunshine Coast – $18,529
Hear and Say – $5,500
IFYS Inc. – $8,898
SunnyKids – $4,800
Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership (SCYP) – $6,000
Sustainable Partnerships Australia Limited (previously SCYP) – $26,732
Youth Insearch Foundation – $10,000