Building an Endowment

Building an Endowment

A significant priority of the Barwon Health Foundation Board, and as supported by many local philanthropists, is to build an endowment that will generate funds to support our region’s health service and research needs in perpetuity.

The endowment is contributed to through bequests, named funds and large gifts that have been entrusted to the Board to manage and distribute income on an annual basis to various areas of need via Grant rounds

The endowment is carefully managed by the Board through our Finance and Investment Committee.

Whilst the Foundation still operates all year round with donations for campaigns for immediate needs and impact, donors can also choose to leave the decision to the Foundation Board to be allocated to the area of greatest need or in a named fund (in the name of individuals or families).

Many bequests are also directed towards supporting and building the endowment.

If you would like more details on how you or your family could established a named fund and contribute to the endowment, please contact Francis Trainor on 4215 8900 or email