IOOF Foundation

Insignia Financial not only looks after the financial well-being of thousands of Australians but cares in other ways too, by supporting those Australians who are disadvantaged by health or circumstance.

In recognition of the long history of the Insignia Financial group and the important role it has played in supporting the community since 1846, the IOOF Foundation was established as a not-for-profit in June 2002 as part of the demutualisation of IOOF Limited.

The IOOF Foundation provides grants that support Australian not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged families, disadvantaged children and youth and aged care.


Our community grant program

The grants that we approve reach the core of our most disadvantaged in our community. We look for innovative, yet sustainable grants, ensuring the grants provided can make an impact and achieve a meaningful outcome.

We invest in initiatives that improve quality of life and help others achieve their potential to meaningfully participate in the community. We achieve this by granting of funds to Australian community groups. Our focus areas include:

Aged care

The Foundation gives priority to programs that are committed to providing the quality of life for individuals and their families with progressive neurological and physical diseases.

Disadvantaged families 

The Foundation's basic needs program supports community groups that assist families struggling to be self-sufficient, as well as groups that support long-term priorities and find solutions

Disadvantaged children and youth

The Foundation supports education projects that help break the cycle of disadvantage and empower young Australians to reach their potential. Priority will be given to applications addressing:

  • prevention and early intervention, and
  • education, employment and training for young people.

Mental health

Underpinning all these initiatives is mental health. All people, regardless of where they live or economic status should have access to quality mental health care. We have seen that impacts of mental health may have flow on effects with many experiencing poverty, homelessness, and unemployment as a result. To make inroads in to these issues, we need to address this. Integrated within our core programs is access to resources that focus on early intervention and prevention.