GANDEL PHILANTHROPY ALLOCATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY SECTOR’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 – phase two The Board of Trustees of Gandel Philanthropy recently allocated the second tranche of grant funding in support of charities working to address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 health emergency. This phase of community support saw an allocation of $1.115 […]
The Geelong Tech School classroom will become a virtual canvas in December as students from Oberon High School experiment with VR design – the first kids in Australia to trial the new Virtual X program. The program aims to strengthen pathways into careers in emerging technology for regional students. Students will follow a design brief […]
Putting local communities at the heart of decision making, and empowering communities to give them the resources they need to reach their potential, will be key focus areas of Jesuit Social Services’ place-based centre for research and action, which will launch in early 2021. “The place-based centre for research and action will be a new […]
Philanthropy Australia announced the Australian Philanthropy Awards for 2020 on 17 November, with Gandel Philanthropy and the Australian Foundation for Yad Vashem winning the Bolder Philanthropy category, for the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators. According to Philanthropy Australia, “The Australian Philanthropy Awards recognise and celebrate extraordinary achievements in contemporary philanthropy. They also celebrate […]
The Lab, Australia’s world-first technology club for young people with autism, continues to grow during COVID-19 with increasing demand for its online mentoring and is poised for a national expansion of its network as COVID restrictions relax. The Lab is a weekly club where young people on the autism spectrum aged 10 – 18 get […]
The new Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Andrew Steiner Education Centre (AHMSEC) is being officially launched on Monday 9 November in the heart of the CBD. With the generous support of the Catholic Archdiocese the museum is housed in the historic Fennescey House at 33 Wakefield Street. The launch coincides with the commemoration of Kristallnacht or […]
In October 2020, more than 230 alumni of the Gandel Holocaust Program alumni, representatives from Yad Vashem and special friends and dignitaries from around the world, gathered together on zoom, to share their Holocaust learnings, exchange ideas and initiatives, and re-commit to continue working to ensure the world ‘never forgets’. Like many things this year, […]
Australia’s National Defining Moments Digital Classroom is a game changer The National Museum of Australia, in partnership with Gandel Philanthropy, has launched a pioneering digital initiative which will take Australian history into classrooms around the country. Australia’s Defining Moments Digital Classroom (ADMDC) is an innovative teaching and learning website which offers rich resources for teachers […]
A significant donation of $100,000 from Gandel Philanthropy is helping equip many CFA brigades across Victoria with new quick-fill pumps to help protect lives and property. The funds received from Gandel Philanthropy were allocated to purchase 48 quick fill pumps as part of CFA’s $4.8m District Pick List program, made up of the generous donations […]
World-first research led by Monash University could hold the key to better monitoring and treatment of lung disease associated with cystic fibrosis (CF) – a condition thousands of people are diagnosed with each year. The research team, led by Dr Freda Werdiger, developed a radical non-invasive X-ray technology aimed at helping diagnose, treat and manage […]
Turning Point recently received a grant of $215k to support older adults in the Yarra Ranges, funded by Gandel Philanthropy.
Gandel Philanthropy Board announced the appointment of Trustee Graham Goldsmith AO as the Deputy Chairman. He was appointed to the Board of Gandel Philanthropy in February 2019.
On Sunday 17 May 2020, the International day against homophobia, biophobia, intersexism and transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the Victorian Pride Centre is excited to announce that Gandel Philanthropy have generously provided a grant of $130,000 for the Centre’s Next Generation Pride. Gandel Philanthropy is one of several key philanthropic partners of the Pride Centre.
GANDEL PHILANTHROPY ALLOCATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMUNITY SECTOR’S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY As the situation with the COVID-19 emergency rapidly evolves, and the associated health, social and economic impact continues to be hard to quantify, the Board of Trustees of Gandel Philanthropy realised that the usual processes for grantmaking would need to be […]
Gandel Philanthropy would like to inform all our partners, stakeholders and contacts about the measures we are taking in response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus.
Statement by The Hon James Merlino, Deputy Premier and Minister for Education All government secondary school students in years 9 and 10 will be taught about the Holocaust from this year, to tackle rising anti-Semitism, racism and prejudice in our schools and broader society.Minister for Education James Merlino today directed the Department of Education and […]
On the first anniversary of the murder of Palestinian-Israeli exchange student, Aiia Maasarwe, Gandel Philanthropy has boosted the campaign to fund the Aiia Maasarwe Memorial Medical Fellowship Program (the ‘Program’) with a major $50,000 dollar-for-dollar matching donation. This has the potential to raise an additional $100,000 towards a target of $200,000 to provide training for […]
MEDIA RELEASE 27 December 2019 FUNDS DIRECTED FOR FIREFIGHTING RESPONSE, SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITIES AFFECTED THROUGH WELFARE ORGANISATIONS, AND ANIMAL RESCUE ACTIVITIES Australia is in the grip of one of the worst bushfire seasons on record, with several States and Territories battling massive fires, thousands of people affected and communities devastated, and wildlife facing serious threats. […]
The Creative Technology Hub at Seaworks Maritime Precinct is now open for a series of taster workshops and drop in sessions before its formal opening in early 2020. Featuring a 3D printer, laser cutter, green screen and the latest in creative technologies, this new makerspace provides visitors and program participants, aged 13 and above, with […]
Gandel Philanthropy is proud to be directly involved in the Japan supernatural exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW as the principal patron. Gandel Philanthropy is also the public programming patron, enabling the production of a range of public events associated with the exhibition. Featuring over 180 wildly imaginative works by some of the greatest […]
The Royal Women’s Hospital will be home to a new, in-situ simulation education initiative, following a generous $1.6 million grant from Gandel Philanthropy and an $800,000 grant from the Melbourne Medical School at the University of Melbourne. Over four years the combined support, along with significant in-kind contribution from the Women’s, will fund a state-of-the-art […]
Gandel Philanthropy confirms a 3-year funding extension of Jewish Holocaust Centre’s award-winning Middle School Holocaust Education Program “Hide and Seek” The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) is leading the way in Holocaust educational programs for students in the Middle Years of their schooling. The Hide & Seek program, which has been funded by Gandel Philanthropy since […]
$1 million dollar philanthropic alliance matches government grant, making La Mama Rebuild almost a reality… Just over a year after the devastating fire, La Mama Theatre today announced the million dollar contribution by State Government has been matched by a philanthropy collaboration including, Sidney Myer Fund, John T Reid Charitable Trust, Lord Mayor’s Charitable Trust, […]
Monash University has announced Indigenous scholars Jaya Blandthorn and John Singh-Nagyivan as recipients of the 2019 William Cooper Scholarship. The William Cooper Indigenous Scholarship supports high-achieving Indigenous Australian students with leadership potential to engage with their community and support other Indigenous students to access higher education. Monash University and Gandel Philanthropy have partnered to support […]
ACMI is thrilled to announce a generous $650,000 gift from Gandel Philanthropy to support education outcomes over the next three years. The philanthropic grant will support not only the redevelopment and expansion of the education facilities at ACMI, it will also enable the museum to support regional students through the Victorian Government’s Tech Schools initiative. […]
State Schools’ Relief, a Victorian not for profit, has established a partnership with Bank First and Gandel Philanthropy, to provide 180 iPads for non-verbal school children, allowing them to communicate with their families, teachers, carers and friends through the app ‘Words for Life’. Bank First (formerly Victoria Teachers Mutual Bank), in conjunction with Gandel Philanthropy, […]
Young Victorians keen to read and learn will be the main beneficiaries of the most recent $2 million donation to State Library Victoria. Announced today by the Minister for Youth, Gabrielle Williams, the gift from John and Pauline Gandel, through Gandel Philanthropy, will deliver free dedicated literacy programs created for kids, by kids. The donation […]
On 6 December 80 years ago, Aboriginal elder and activist William Cooper set out from West Footscray to march to the German Consulate in Melbourne, leading a protest against the atrocities committed against Jewish people in Nazi Germany on Kristallnacht. William Cooper’s actions on that day marked him as an advocate for change, not only […]
Giselle Davey is the recipient of the 2018 Gandel Young Leader award. Giselle used her love for swimming to support a cause close to her and her family’s hearts. After completing the Stand Up ABC social justice journey, as part of her UJEB Bat Mitzvah program, Giselle decided to raise funds in support of the Ardoch Youth Foundation.
The Home Stretch coalition welcomed the Victorian Government’s ground breaking announcement that it will commit $11.6 million to extend foster care to 21.
The historic move will see 250 young people provided with care through to 21 years, ensuring that young Victorians leaving care will have every chance to fulfil their potential and make a successful transition to adulthood.
Research into clinical treatments to reduce drug and alcohol use in young people with mental illness has received a significant funding boost, with a $1.25 million grant over three years from Gandel Philanthropy. The funding will support Dr Gillinder Bedi from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, in developing integrated and […]
Home Stretch is a public campaign aiming to build support to extend the age of foster care from 18 to 21 years of age in Victoria and Australia
Echo Youth and Family Services, a local welfare organisation based in Emerald has been successful in securing philanthropic funding, including a grant from Gandel Philanthropy, to expand the multi-award winning Ready2Go Disaster Resilience Program across more communities in Victoria.
National Defining Moments Digital Classroom Prominent Australian philanthropists John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel have donated $1.5 million in a partnership with the National Museum of Australia, Canberra to support an unprecedented $6.5 million Defining Moments Digital Classroom initiative to take Australian history into classrooms nationwide. The National Museum’s headline Defining Moments project explores key […]
Featuring stories of grandmothers from across Melbourne, Multicultural Museums Victoria (MMV) presents its inaugural joint project – ‘Grandmothers’. Through five extraordinary exhibitions and accompanying events, join us in celebrating the accomplishments, wisdom and the central role of the grandmother in Chinese, Italian, Greek, Muslim and Jewish communities.
The Grandmothers Project is supported by Gandel Philanthropy across the five Museums.
The capital campaign to fund the establishment of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre was launched on Sunday 25 March, 2018 at the Fullarton Park Community Centre, 411 Fullarton Rd, Fullarton, South Australia. Gandel Philanthropy is providing a matching grant for the establishment of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre Trustees, pledging to match all donations, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000 in support of the fundraising campaign.
The first action plan developed specifically to assist the community to tackle elder abuse in Victoria has been launched.
The plan, developed by the National Ageing Research Institute with support from Seniors Rights Victoria, the Office of Public Advocate, and community service providers, identifies gaps and sets out 10 priorities to address elder abuse.
The Elder Abuse Community Action Plan for Victoria has been funded by Gandel Philanthropy.
As children start the school min 2018 amid renewed concerns about cyber-bullying, Life Education announced the launch of its new program module, Relate, Respect, Connect, aimed at teaching children aged 10-13 how to build safe and respectful relationships.
The module, which is available to schools across the country from term one, was co-funded by Gandel Philanthropy and Life Education Foundation.
In September Per Capita launched the pilot of Money For Jam, a ground-breaking social innovation project specifically designed to address income poverty for older women. The Money For Jam model was co-designed in 2016 by 13 women over 50 who were experiencing homelessness and deprivation, in collaboration with Per Capita’s Centre for Applied Policy in Positive Ageing (CAPPA). This process led to an innovative solution for helping older women alleviate income poverty through microenterprise. CAPPA will now pilot the program in Melbourne over 18 months
Berry Street and Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) announced in August 2017 a major partnership with Gandel Philanthropy and Sidney Myer Fund, aimed at adapting the Family Finding program across their Victorian services, building on initial support from a number of smaller trusts. The grant will see the completion of an 18 month pilot program with potential to inform wide-spread changes to finding existing family for children in care.
On 27 July 2017 Cabrini marked the beginning of work on its new hospital wing, the Gandel Wing, at Cabrini Malvern, announcing principal donors John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel.
Community members will benefit from lifesaving cardiac, acute geriatric, medical imaging and radiotherapy services, with building of the hospital’s new state-of-the-art Gandel Wing now underway at Cabrini Malvern.
Cabrini Health and the Cabrini Foundation welcomed the generous support of principal donors and joint capital campaign Patrons John Gandel AC and Pauline Gandel. “On behalf of the Cabrini Sisters, our Board of Directors and the whole Cabrini community, we are overwhelmed by the Gandels’ extraordinary support and generosity, which embodies the spirit of genuine community service for which the family is well known,” said Cabrini Chief Executive Dr Michael Walsh.
With the support of Gandel Philanthropy, the Zionist Federation of Australia is sending 160 young Australians on a 10-day trip of a lifetime this Israeli summer.
Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a gift of a 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26. The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) is proud to represent the Australian Jewish community as the local partner in this unique project.
This Israeli summer season, four groups of 40 participants each will enjoy this incredible experience.
The new Gandel Genomics Centre, launched at Hudson Institute of Medical Research on 19 June 2017 by Mr Frank McGuire, Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research, will play a vital role in transforming the future of Victorian healthcare.
Human clinical trials of a world-first peanut allergy treatment will begin in Melbourne in June 2017, with researchers focussing on the molecular parts of the potent nut allergen that are needed to build tolerance, while removing the risk of a severe reaction. The research has been supported by the Australian Food Allergy Foundation, Gandel Philanthropy, the Alfred Hospital Trust, and the National Health and Medical Research Council.
The Zionist Federation of Australia together with our Australian Principal Supporter, Gandel Philanthropy and our organisational partners, Access Inc, Flying Fox and Friendship Circle are excited to announce the first-ever Australian Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs (cognitive). The group will depart Australia in November 2017.
A ground-breaking new app developed by national mental health organisation SANE Australia will soon alert people living with bipolar to the potential onset of mania, as well as notify a nominated loved one or mental health professional, to help prevent the often destructive consequences of mania.
Research into new therapies for patients with hard-to-treat lymphomas will be undertaken by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute’s Dr Mary Ann Anderson with the support of a three-year Gandel Philanthropy-Snowdome Foundation Fellowship.
The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) has received a Major Grant from Gandel Philanthropy that will enable researchers to develop an action plan over the next year to address elder abuse in Victoria.
NCJWA (Vic) will be running JAM project, a mentor program for teenage girls, funded by Gandel Philanthropy.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF GANDEL FUNDING FOR MULTICULTURAL ARTS VICTORIA’S EMERGE CULTURAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM, EMPOWERING EMERGING AND REFUGEE ARTISTS AND COMMUNITIES
Gandel House was officially opened by the Governor of Victoria, Linda Dessau AM in the presence of over 250 guests. Gandel House will extend the reach of Emmy Monash to offer levels of care and lifestyle options unmatched in Jewish residential aged care in Melbourne and will seamlessly link to current facilities.
The Melbourne Fringe Festival, Victoria’s most vibrant independent arts showcase, announces new support programs – Compass and Ralph Mclean Microgrants – as it invites artists from all disciplines to apply to be a part of Melbourne Fringe 2016.
The Jewish Holocaust Centre is the proud recipient of the ‘Education and Early Childhood Award’ in Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence 2015 for its outstanding achievements in promoting the cultural diversity of Victoria’s community.
Through Gandel Philanthropy, the Gandel family has committed A$1 million to the establishment of a transformational scholarship fund to support high-achieving students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study a degree of their choice at Monash University. The Gandel Scholars fund will award two scholarships each year – the John Gandel Scholarship to a male recipient and the Pauline Gandel Scholarship to a female recipient, with selection based on academic achievement, social, personal or financial need and leadership potential.
On 18 November 2015 the Research Australia Awards celebrated the accomplishments of 8 extraordinary Australians who have made invaluable contributions to Australian health and medical research through ongoing advocacy, groundbreaking research and discovery, or generous philanthropic donations that continue to make innovation possible. The Awards recognised those in the categories of discovery, advocacy, philanthropy, health […]
NDS is excited to announce that the Ticket to Work program is expanding into a number of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) sites. The growth of Ticket to Work will enable it to continue to create employment opportunities for young people with disability in Australia. Ticket to Work has been hosted by NDS since early […]
The remarkable legal career of Alan Goldberg AO QC and his contribution within and beyond the Australian legal profession has been acknowledged in the establishment of the Alan Goldberg Scholarship at Melbourne Law School of the University of Melbourne.
Museum Victoria has announced a partnership with one of Australia’s largest private family foundations, Gandel Philanthropy, to develop its innovative new Children’s Gallery. This partnership represents the single largest gift from an individual in Museum Victoria’s history.
In early June the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) received a defibrillator for their premises, as part of Hatzolah’s ‘Start the Heart’ project, which was initiated and funded by Gandel Philanthropy.
“It’s not just the fabulous sound but the physicality of their playing that marks out the Australian Chamber Orchestra.” Rian Evans, The Guardian, London “Everyone plays as if their life depended on it, which invariably grips the attention of the listener.” Neville Cohn, The West Australian The Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO) continues to dazzle audiences […]
Gandel Philanthropy is continuing its longstanding commitment to supporting FareShare with a pledge to match funds raised by FareShare during Melbourne’s Good Food Month in November.
The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Eye and Ear) today launched the Gandel Philanthropy Balance Disorders Diagnostics – an area dedicated to a new balance disorder diagnostic and management system.
A partnership between the City of Whittlesea, Hands on Learning and a three year funding package led by Gandel Philanthropy and the Ian Potter Foundation has made it possible for the three local schools to introduce the innovative education program and support the different ways young people learn and engage at school.
Over 1500 students from around Victoria have already benefited from a Gandel Philanthropy education grant to Bendigo Art Gallery, enabling them to visit The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece exhibition.
Arts Project Australia has curated over 500 artworks for the 2014 Melbourne Art Fair, and visitors will have the chance to view significant collections of the artists’ most recent works. Artwork includes paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics, 3D, soft sculptures, and video art.
Arts West is an unique model of nine arts organisations in Melbourne’s west sharing various activities with the aim of collectively raising their profile, building audiences and expanding commercial opportunities. Arts West is the only cooperative arts marketing body of its type in the nation.
One of the world’s leading authorities on international affairs, Ambassador John Bolton, will deliver the 31st ADC Gandel Oration on the topic of Global Security Threats: The challenges ahead, offering an unparalleled and unique perspective on world events and the biggest threats facing western democracies today.
Women with disabilities experience violence to a higher degree and for longer than women in the general population, with stereotypes of disability contributing to this preventable violence. These are among the key findings of a research project, Voices Against Violence, launched by Natasha Stott Despoja AM, Ambassador for Women and Girls and Chair, Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children.
A ground breaking Australian study, supported by Gandel Philanthropy through Crohn’s & Colitis Australia (CCA), took out top honours at the world’s premier inflammatory bowel disease organisation congress, held in Copenhagen in February 2014.
The RDNS Homeless Persons’ Program (HPP) – a dedicated service where specialist community nurses provide health care and support to people experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness throughout Melbourne – is commencing a three-year trial of the service for the Frankston region.
New materials, developed by the Centre for Community Child Health at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and supported by Gandel Philanthropy, will help health professionals and educators cope with common childhood problems such as sleep, language development, resilience, oral health, and movement and exercise.
On 25 February 2014, the Australian Chamber Orchestra will bring its stirring interpretations of some of the most memorable works in the string repertoire to the splendid Melbourne Hebrew Congregation in South Yarra.
The University of Melbourne will become home to the significant lifetime archive of one of the country’s leading thinkers, Germaine Greer. Comprised of items filling more than 150 filing cabinet drawers, the archive will join collections of other high profile Australians such as former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and Nobel Prize for Physiology winner Sir […]
Men with early (localised) stage prostate cancer will benefit from the newly launched Localised Prostate Cancer Pack, which aims to meet the needs of men who are looking for additional guidance and information following a prostate cancer diagnosis. Men diagnosed with localised prostate cancer will have access to information that will help them understand […]
The ZFA is thrilled to announce a significant grant from Gandel Philanthropy for the Taglit-Birthright Israel program, which will go towards supporting three groups in the coming year. Taglit-Birthright Israel is a visionary program that provides a free 10-day educational tour of Israel for young Jewish adults aged 18-26 who have never previously participated in […]
GANBINA PARTNER UPDATE – August 2013 edition
The woman who took on Holocaust denier David Irving and won will deliver the 2013 Anti-Defamation Commission-Gandel Oration in Melbourne, August 15. The world’s leading authority on Holocaust denial, Professor Deborah Lipstadt will speak on “History on Trial: My Day in court with David Irving”, detailing her historic five-year battle with Irving, who sued Lipstadt for […]
A new research project in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT is supporting students with Down syndrome (DS) in learning mathematics. The collaboration, led by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) through the ACER Foundation with Australian Catholic University (ACU) and Monash University, is funded by Gandel Philanthropy, one of Australia’s largest independent […]
Patients suffering from severe balance disorders will soon have access to faster diagnosis and treatment, with the addition of rare, advanced technology at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. The Epley Omniax System, one of only 34 in the world and only the second in Australia, increases diagnostic accuracy for sufferers of the […]