CommBank Foundation

At CommBank, our people are committed to driving positive change within their communities to create a better society for all Australians.

We have a long history of employee giving. In 1917, through the generous donations of our people, we sent care packages to Australians fighting in the First World War. When the war ended, our people continued their fundraising efforts, buying cots for children in hospital.

In the decades that followed, the giving continued to grow, with hundreds of thousands of young people in need provided with care and support.

Today, our people are building upon the legacy created over the last century. Through our people’s charity, CommBank Foundation, we remain committed to improving the wellbeing of Australians everywhere to create a better society for all.

You can contribute to these causes by making a donation.

Celebrating a centenary of giving

To celebrate CommBank Foundation’s Centenary of Giving, and to recognise the immense contributions our people continue to make to their local communities, Commonwealth Bank has partnered with CommBank Foundation to donate $10 million to community organisations.

Right across Australia this summer, our people will be gifting over 1000 Centenary Grants valued at $10,000 each to community organisations that support youth wellbeing, access to education and cancer research and awareness.

Community Grants

Since 2007, we've awarded more than $20 million in grants to 1,730 organisations nationwide, supporting a range of youth programs focused on health, education and social inclusion.

Our Community Grants program has three categories:

Our people chose one organisation with national reach to receive our National Grant. The grant includes $400,000 a year for three years and our people support a major annual fundraiser for the charity.

Our people in each state and territory selected, via popular vote, an organisation that they will support with a grant ranging from $50,000 a year to $100,000 a year for a period of three years.

$2m a year for three years will be awarded in grants of up to $10,000 to organisations delivering crucial programs in communities across Australia.

All Community Grants are awarded for a period of three years to support the financial sustainability of community organisations so they can deliver crucial programs over the longer term. Applications for our next Community Grants round will open in early 2020. 

Meet Our National Grant Recipient

It’s no fun being a kid in hospital. That’s why we’ve been supporting the Clown Doctors and the giggles they administer to children since 1999.

Each year the Clown Doctors reach more than 240,000 sick children and their families in major hospitals across Australia with their Clown Rounds, performing ‘red-nose’ transplants, ‘cat’ scans and funny bone examinations to bring smiles to children’s faces.

To provide the Clown Doctors with additional support, our staff and customers come together each year for our month-long fundraiser, culminating with Smile Day on April 1.

Clown Doctor