On the Mornington Peninsula people live side by side, but worlds apart.



Adjacent to some of the wealthiest suburbs in Victoria, one in four households lives below the poverty line, including one in seven children.

The Mornington Peninsula Foundation is a place based philanthropic organisation with a big ambition to reduce disadvantage through systems change.

We work with people closest to the issues to identify underlying drivers and solutions.

Our generous donor partners seed fund these grass roots ideas. We use data science to measure outcomes and then support communities to embed this work within systems to ensure sustainable change.

MPF is a Public Benevolent Institution with Deductible Gift Recipient Item 1 tax status. All donations are tax deductible. As all operational costs are covered by the George Hicks Foundation, 100% of donations are distributed as community grants.