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In 2014 we established a Donation Account with The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal  Renewal (FRRR) – now known as The John Wallis Foundation Giving Sub-Fund account.  This enables donors to the John Wallis Foundation to give a fully tax-deductible donation. FRRR was established in 1999 to build the social and economic capital of rural and regional Australia through partnerships with philanthropy. having this account has meant we have been able to grow our giving base substantially since the Foundation was established.  We have much in common with FRRR as we have a history of more than 70 years of Missionary Sisters of Service living and working in rural and remote areas of Australia supporting disadvantaged families and communities. The focus of our Foundation’s giving has been on rural and regional Australia over the last few years through our Small Grants Program.

In 2017 we engaged FRRR to manage and administrate our Small Grants Program, which has helped free the resources of our small team to further build our Foundation. We greatly appreciate this partnership and the synergies we share in our combined efforts.

L – R Liz McAloon Executive Officer, John Wallis Foundation, Sophie Burke, Philanthropic Services Manager FRRR, Liz Duthrie, Program Support Officer, FRRR, Carolyn McMillan, Administration Officer and Executive Assistant to the CEO, FRRR, Bernadette Wallis MSS and JWF Board Member, Stancea Vichie MSS, Congregational Leader of the MSS