Back in 1976, a group of local business people met for lunch at the Dorset Gardens Hotel in Croydon and decided that together they would give back to those in need in the local community which had supported their businesses for so many years.
From that lunch, the Footmen Club was born and that has evolved into the Foothills Foundation and Charitable Trust which operates today.
Throughout that time, volunteers from local businesses and the community have worked tirelessly to raise funds to support local people in necessitous circumstances and community service programs that support them.
Funds are raised through high quality events, donations, bequests and our generous sponsors.
Each year, grants amounting in aggregate to $20,000 to $25,000 are made to individuals in necessitous circumstances for specific purposes and community services for specific program or support needs. There is a robust grants assessment process to ensure that funds disbursed are for valid purposes in line with our guidelines and are applied accordingly.
What We Do
We raise funds ethically through quality events, sponsorship, donations and bequests
The events include:
* In May, we “Celebrate women leading in our community” at a special High Tea at the Karralyka Centre
* In June, we are back at Karralyka for our “Le Tour Dinner” for all cycling and Tour de France enthusiasts.
* In September, it is our “AFL Finals Lunch” again at the Karralyka Centre
* In November, it is “The Foothills Foundation Annual Charity Golf Day” which has been going for over 40 years and is now at Yering Meadows.
"Improving The Lives Of Disadvantaged People In Our Community"
Our events provide people with a fun, social experience and professional presenters who are experts and tell a good story.
Apply For Grant
Grants are given to people in necessitous circumstances in our community or to organizations that support people in need.
Make a Donation
With once off and monthly options, everyone who makes a donation, makes a difference to someone in need, in our community.
We offer 3 levels of membership with an affordable yearly commitment, suitable for individuals, families and businesses.
Contact Us By Mail
The Foothills Foundation and Charitable Trust
PO Box 384, Croydon Vic 3136
Contact Us By Phone
Peter Maguire, President : 0438 533 311
Bruce Stewart, Secretary : 0412 487 969
Martin Lane, Treasurer : 0402 940 690