Behind the Scenes

It was with much excitement and trepidation that I accepted Stephanie’s generous offer of casual employment in an administration role at the Mornington Peninsula Foundation (MPF). The job description Stephanie sent me was very enticing if not overwhelming, given my...

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Jackie Currie, inspirational leadership at SPCSIC, Rosebud

The Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre (SPCSIC) in Rosebud acts as the first point of contact for community members, providing information, advocacy and support to 15,000 contacts per year. While the organisation has been around in various...

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MPF merges with Foundation 59

The trail blazing Foundation 59 will join forces with the more recently formed Mornington Peninsula Foundation, ramping up efforts to resolve disadvantage in this pristine part of Victoria. Under the visionary leadership of founder Sarah Darling and founding Chair...

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What intergenerational disadvantage means for children

We spend a lot of time talking with people directly involved with issues of intergenerational disadvantage, including teachers, counsellors and principals of the local primary schools and kinders. Many are really struggling to cope each day with the demands children...

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The Grand Mr Myer

Such a pleasure to recently host a visit to our community partners with Mr Baillieu Myer AC. What a spritely man he is at 92, still so interested in what is happening in the community, in philanthropy and especially on the Mornington Peninsula. Mr Myer is a very...

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Fringe benefits – and impact measurement

While grant making is core business, we don't see money as the solution, merely a part of the process. And focusing on measurement that somehow equates to money is leading us down the wrong path. When you think of money as the solution, you focus on getting it rather...

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We can make change!

This is the message from one of the people we are working closely with and whom we listen closely to. When we recently visited the outreach program to people experiencing homelessness on the Rosebud foreshore we chatted with Mark as we observed the gentle scene before...

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Lack of jobs is not the reason for joblessness

It makes sense on the surface.  A job is the best sort of welfare. Cut company tax and there will be more jobs as they trickle down from the wins companies accrue. So the story goes, but what is the reality on the Mornington Peninsula? We heard recently from the Shire...

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Who said we can’t reinvent the wheel?

It's good in theory - identify the problem, try something new, 'evaluate' and, if it works, write up the model, turn it into a program, replicate it and expand. Don't reinvent the wheel - use this one. It's what we've been doing a long time - if it worked, how come we...

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Thanks Tanya Fry of TanyaFryPhotography for your beautiful photographs 🙂

The Mornington Peninsula Foundation acknowledges and pays respect to the Boon Wurung / Bunurong People of the Kulin Nation, the traditional owners of these lands and waters.