Our Work

The Issue

A Regional Statistical Profile by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research provided a baseline for MPF in 2017.

This report, drawing on ABS statistics, revealed one in four households lives below the poverty line.

Areas of extreme wealth and extreme poverty lie jarringly within just a few kilometres of each other.

Data averaged over these areas masks the degree of need.

Data from local sources derived through MPF programs directs our work in response to these issues.

Disadvantage on the Mornington Peninsula is largely intergenerational and it will take an innovative, transformational approach to disrupt this cycle.


MPF Place Based Philanthropy

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.