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The CommBank Staff Community Fund

It is thanks to the generosity of our staff, that the CommBank Staff Community Fund is the country’s longest running workplace giving program – proudly dedicated to nurturing young Australians.

Launched in 1917, the Staff Community Fund currently has more than 12,700 members. CommBank matches every dollar our staff donate to the Fund, meaning twice the amount of support goes directly to those who need it.

Who are the young Australians we help? Our major initiatives cover a range of youth programs, from our annual Community Grants program to the Clown Doctors and Midnight Basketball.

You can contribute to these causes by making a donation.

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Community Grants

Last year we helped more than 230 community organisations and countless young Australians through our Community Grants program.

Since 2007 we’ve awarded more than $9.7 million in grants to 1,200 organisations nationwide, supporting a range of youth programs focused on health, education and social inclusion.

One such program is the Amputee Association of Sydney’s inspiring Teen Amp Camp.

The Clown Doctors

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 180,000 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.

Midnight Basketball

Midnight basketball

On Friday and Saturday nights it’s game time, as underprivileged youth around Australia participate in Midnight Basketball.

It’s more than just shooting hoops. A good dinner is served up, and in keeping with Midnight Basketball’s motto, ‘No Workshop, No Jumpshot’, there are compulsory life skills workshops. All players are then dropped home before midnight.

As a founding partner, we’ve been supporting Midnight Basketball since 2008. Commonwealth Bank staff volunteer their time at tournaments by coaching, scoring, catering and facilitating financial literacy workshops.

Making a difference through a range of programs

Our community involvement takes many forms. One of the things they have in common is helping Australian communities and individuals achieve their wide-ranging goals.

Financial Education

We work with young Australians to develop their money management skills through engaging financial education programs.

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Community Support

As part of our commitment to building robust communities, we support a range of organisations that foster strength and resilience in people’s lives.

Indigenous Australians
Staff Volunteering

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Indigenous Engagement

We acknowledge the inherent strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and have tailored our programs to achieve greater economic and financial inclusion for Indigenous communities.

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