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Your donations make a significant impact on Victorian households supporting children in care, and go directly to vital services and supports where they are needed most.

Why Support FCAV?

Foster carers not only provide day-to-day, social and emotional support for the children in their care, they also facilitate access to health, therapy, culture, education and social needs. The Foster Care Association of Victoria supports those carers so they can focus on what matters most: the children in their care.

FCAV receives limited funding from the Victorian Government, however it falls short of the amount required to cover the provision of all FCAV services. Without financial support through donations, grants and other philanthropy we would be unable to meet costs, offer our range of services to carers, and continue to innovate and grow our support offerings in line with carers’ needs.

Donate to FCAV and help us provide better outcomes for children and young people in care by supporting their carer households. Your donation supports thousands of Victorian carers who provide a safe and loving home for children in foster care.

Ways to Support the Important Work of FCAV

Make a Donation Today

Show your support by making a donation today via our secure payment portal.

Give in Celebration

Make a lasting difference to foster carers and the children in their care by asking family and friends to make a donation instead of giving gifts at your next celebration. Get in touch to give directly after your event. Alternatively, you can set up a fundraising page to promote your cause, take payments online, and keep track of donations.

Leave a Gift in Your Will

We are so grateful when people decide to include a gift in their Will to FCAV, as they are an important source of income that allow us to continue and grow our vital support of foster carers in Victoria.

Leaving a gift in your Will to FCAV helps us to be there for foster families and the children in their care throughout their entire fostering journey with emotional, educational and practical support.

We appreciate family and loved ones should always come first, and believe that it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will help ensure your final wishes are carried out as you would like. Leaving a gift is an important decision but it doesn't have to be complicated. We have information, support and advice available to make the process as easy as possible. Here are the basics:

There are a number of different ways you can remember the Foster Care Association of Victoria in your will, depending on your circumstances.

Share of your estate, also known as a residuary gift

The residue of your estate is what remains of the estate once all your loved ones and charges have been paid. A residuary gift could be a percentage or the whole of the residue of your estate. Just 1, 2, 5% or more of your estate can make a difference.

Fixed sum of money, also known as a pecuniary gift

This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It may be of interest to note that the value of this will decrease over time with inflation.

A specific gift

You may wish to leave us a particular item (known as a specific bequest), which can be sold to support our work. It could be property or an item of value such as real estate, art or a piece of jewellery.

Your Will is an important document that must be properly prepared and executed. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid. To add the Foster Care Association of Victoria to your existing Will, simply speak with your legal advisor and request to add a codicil (an amendment to your existing Will).

We believe that it is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your Will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out. Let your family know that an enduring gift to the Foster Care Association of Victoria is important to you and advise any executors and guardians of your wishes.

 We ask that you consider contacting us to let us know of your intended gift so that we can connect with you and keep you informed about the work we are doing – as much or as little as you want.

 To notify us please call 03 9416 4292 or email admin@fcav.org.au

Remember and honour the life of a loved one by giving a gift in their memory to the Foster Care Association of Victoria. Doing so will allow us to continue our work, providing better outcomes for children and young people in care. You may choose to make an individual donation in your loved one’s memory or you may like to create an In Memory fundraising page to share with friends and family so they can join you in celebrating their life.

For assistance please contact us at admin@fcav.org.au or phone us on 03 9416 4292

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is an easy way for employees to give regularly to the Foster Care Association of Victoria through their pre-tax pay. Employers can quickly set this up through their payroll system. We will happily contact your employer to assist in this process if needed.

Benefits for employees

  • Gives you an immediate tax benefit

  • Reduces your taxable income without the need for receipts

  • Allows you to donate as much or as little as you like.

  • Your employer may match your donation so a larger amount goes to support foster carers.

I strongly believe that all children deserve the opportunity for a warm, safe, stable, nurturing and loving environment so that they can grow to become their own person (just like plants!). The Foster Care Association of Victoria helps provide that by supporting foster carers, who in turn, provide that special place to help some of our most vulnerable children - to heal and flourish. So for me there is a feel good factor, knowing that my small contribution helps in some way towards the service. – Kerri-Ann Williams, Rainbow Gardening small-business owner and Workplace Giving donor.

Benefits for employers

  • Allows you to improve workplace culture and demonstrate good corporate social responsibility to staff and customers.

  • Opportunity to build a strong relationship with the Foster Care Association of Victoria who can offer your staff other ways to engage and support.

  • A dedicated member of staff to assist in setting up workplace giving in your organisation. We would be delighted to come and meet your team, provide more information about our work and of course feedback on how their support has helped.

For assistance please contact us at admin@fcav.org.au or phone us on 03 9416 4292

Become a Corporate Partner

You don’t have to be a large corporation to make a difference in your community. We look to partner with like-minded organisations who share our commitment to strengthen foster care in Victoria. It is important for us to create individual and mutually beneficial partnerships.

There are many ways your organisation can get involved:

Workplace fundraising

Get your staff together and host a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds for the Foster Care Association of Victoria. It could be a dress up day, morning tea, enter a Run Melbourne team or get creative with your own idea.

Workplace giving

An easy way for employees to make regular donations from their pre-tax pay.

Corporate donations

You can make a donation online or contact fundraising@fcav.org.au

For more information on ways your organisation can partner with the Foster Care Association of Victoria, please contact fundraising@fcav.org.au

Case Studies: Your Donations in Action

Carer Assistance Program
The Carer Assistance Program at FCAV was developed in response to FCAV's acknowledgement of carers' increased stress and complex needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. FCAV was able to develop and pilot the program through generous seed funding from a large donor. This Program is now a core offering, providing vital and exemplary therapeutic support to carers' in their role.
FCAV's Carer Retreats
The FCAV's Carer Retreats, Cultural days and Conference scholarships were developed through funds raised by generous donations from the community. The FCAV has long held a mandate to be able to offer statewide, independent opportunities for carer peer to peer support, to meet and share experiences and focus on self-care.
Donations of goods, services and gifts. The donation of goods and services, tickets to events and other donated opportunities facilitated through the FCAV are invaluable gifts to carer households. These gifts and donations serve to demonstrate the value in our community that carers hold, as well as supporting them materially to provide a fun day out or a new toy for the children in their care. Carers often go without in order to provide for the children in their care, so a bottle of lotion or a day at the theatre is a welcome respite.

Employment and Volunteering Opportunities at FCAV

Please see our employment page for current opportunities. For more information on volunteering, please contact us.

No donation is too small and will contribute to providing foster carers with the support and tools needed to transform a child’s life. Donations of more than $2 are tax deductible.

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As an FCAV member you have access to free advocacy, support & information. Your membership is instrumental to our strength, ensuring a better Victorian system for our carers, children & young people.
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