CommBank Staff Foundation, our people’s charity, was formed in 1917 to send care packages to Australians fighting in the First World War. Thanks to the generosity of CommBank staff, this work has continued since, supporting Australians during times of hardship for more than a century.
The Bank covers all operating costs of the Foundation, meaning 100% of donations are passed on to community organisations. In addition, all contributions to the Foundation are matched by the Bank, doubling the impact of staff generosity in the community.
The signature programs of the Foundation include:
- Community Grants: following the passions of our people by supporting hundreds of organisations across Australia.
- Clown Doctors: helping thousands of sick kids in hospital through Smile Day and our partnership with the Humour Foundation.
- Can4Cancer: in partnership with Tour de Cure, these events across Australia over the last few years have raised over $9m to support vital cancer research.
- Coins for Kids: helping give every child a fair chance in life through our partnership with UNICEF.
The CommBank Staff Foundation is a registered Charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and is also a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia, complying with their best practise code.
Priscilla Brown - Board Chair
Group Executive Marketing and Corporate Affairs, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Mark Jones – Board Member
Executive General Manager, Customer Service Network, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Monique Macleod – Board Member
Chief Marketing Officer, Commonwealth Bank of Australia