The National Foundation for raising funds for rural Australia
Distributing through charities, organisations, associations and communities.
This Foundation originally traded as Gulf Horizons Foundation, a charity formed in Georgetown in far north Queensland, in 2011. It was the response to the downturn caused by the live export ban, floods, and fire throughout vast grazing and farming communities. Crippling debt and pressure from financial institutions soon followed, and now aggravated by severe drought throughout rural communities in all Australian States.
The organisation has since grown into the Foundation, with the focus on raising substantial funds from many sources, then distributing those funds Australia wide, to rural organisations, charities, associations and communities that achieve measurable and life-changing results.
The Foundation is governed by a Board of skill-based Executive Directors and non-Executive Directors. The Board’s role is in applying good governance, compliance with all regulatory authorities, observance of all laws and a zealous fiscal oversight of the organisation’s operations. Read more
The Foundation complies with a strong Constitution. It was developed by the original founders, thence in 2016 a six-person working group reviewed it to enhance the organisation’s development, thence in 2018 fine-tuning took place to reflect the Australia-wide, Foundation vision and focus. The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission houses the Constitution.
The Foundation operates on a professional platform of Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer, Director of Marketing, and an experienced Administration team as Finance Officer, Corporate Services Director etc.
The Funds Distribution Committee is peopled by experienced volunteer professionals from rural sectors, accounting, law, academe etc. This Committee reviews applications, arranges contracts, and distributes funds. It is responsible for monitoring funds usage via milestone achievement, contract compliance and final reporting from the alliance recipients. This is paramount, as it ensures the achievement of the most affective results possible in helping rural Australia. This Committee reports to the Chief Finance Officer and Board. Results are published on this site.
Since inception, the organisation has undergone annual Audits, by well-respected auditing firms. These audits are submitted to the ACNC for public scrutiny. The Board welcomes such in-depth auditing as it allows for complete transparency of funds, a spotlight on the organisations systems and methods and the opportunity to make adjustments advised by the Auditors, if needed.
The Foundation undertakes many fundraising initiatives, from Art Unions, Sponsorships, Donations, Grants, Crowd Funding and more. Tour our website to see some of these initiatives.
The Foundation welcomes Corporate Australia into sponsorships, as it allows firms seeking to enrich their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to do so in helping heal the broken heart of rural Australia. Such sponsorships also allows fundraising projects and shared marketing initiatives to enhance both organisations to an Australia-wide audience.
The Foundation invites you … and welcomes all Australians onboard. A single donation, small or large, is most welcomed … and collectively, as Australians, we can resuscitate the heartland of Australia and bring back to prosperity our great and wide land. Please make your donation here