Food Insecurity in America currently impacts more than 35 Million people.

Every day more and more Americans rely on food banks to provide the necessary nutrition for their families. 2021 has seen an exponential increase in the number of families who are food insecure. Most importantly, food banks desperately need our support to continue to fight food insecurity.

Australian Giving for Food Security

Australians make significant contributions in the U.S. to Business, the Arts, and Science. Giving to a cause that can fight food insecurity across America also highlights our philanthropic contributions. Our organization recognizes that Australians are members of a broader U.S. community and want to give.

Fundraising Total $3,980 (with Matching)

Our organization’s commitment is to initially raise more than $20,000 to fight food insecurity across ten states. To help achieve this goal, The Australian Community has allocated a total of $10,000 to match donations!

Therefore, when you donate, The Australian Community will also match your donations, dollar for dollar, up to a maximum total of $10,000. Together we can raise and quickly exceed the $20,000 goal.

Grant Methodology for Food Banks 

There are thousands of communities in U.S. cities that are facing food insecurity. Therefore our goal is to initially donate $20,000 to food banks in the ten most populous States. The more funds we raise, the more communities we can support in these and other states!

Firstly, Charity Navigator, a charity ranking website, will do the due diligence. Only food banks with the highest rating based on their financial health, accountability, transparency and the percentage of expenses spent on the programs and services they deliver will receive grants.

Charities will therefore be selected on the basis of their effectiveness in delivering services.

Our Success in Fundraising

In 2020, The Australian Community, through the generous donations of Corporations, Foundations, and Supporters, raised and sent more than $510,000 in Grants to Australian organizations providing Bushfire relief.

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Most importantly, the same resources that quickly processed the thousands of donations we received for Bushfire Relief are in place to assist with fundraising for our Food Insecurity initiative.

Corporate Matching

Many companies have a corporate matching program for employee donations. Therefore, if you donate through your corporate matching program, this can greatly help exceed our fundraising goal of $500,000! Please check to see how The Australian Community can be added to its approved charity list. However, if you need any information from our organization, please email info@aucommunity.org.

Donate Now!

We understand that 2020 has been a financially challenging year for many donors. However, a contribution as little as $5 can help put a meal on a table. Fundraising will continue throughout 2021. You can also download a contribution form if you wish to donate via check.

Donate now to help the Australian Community fight food insecurity in America by using the donate form below to make a tax-deductible donation.

 

About The Australian Community

The Australian Community is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Its mission is to connect Australians living in the United States through social, professional, and charitable initiatives.

All contributions are fully tax-deductible under Section 170 of the IRS Code. We are also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts under sections 2055, 2106, or 2522.

If you would like to access all the benefits offered by our public charity consider joining our organization.