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.

This highly concentrated poverty is structural, cyclical and inter-generational.

Lack of resources and access to networks and opportunities lead to adverse social and economic outcomes that prohibit contributions and engagement in community life.

This highly concentrated, intergenerational disadvantage is created and sustained through complex structural and behavioral systems. Change comes through disruptive innovation often outside these systems. Just as with new business ideas, social change needs investment and vision. MPF is proud to partner with local groups who have these ideas to drive the change that is needed.

The Mornington Peninsula Foundation is a place based philanthropic organisation with a big ambition to reduce disadvantage on the Mornington Peninsula through systems change. After four years working closely with grass roots community partners, we are supporting new approaches in prevention and early intervention, education, housing and homelessness and women’s empowerment.

Learn more about our work with communities on the Mornington Peninsula, our programs, data and insights.

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.