What our communities have achieved
NAB Foundation funds people and communities to make a real difference across Australia.
Our funds are invested in ethically screened investment products.
Funding local efforts
In 2023 we awarded 112 organisations with community grants to help Australians prepare for and recover from natural disasters.
Our investments support projects like housing and renewable energy.
Our grant programs
Case study: Girls on Fire
Our 2021 grant recipient Girls on Fire, opens in new window is training more women and diverse allies in emergency services.
The Girls on Fire and Resilience programs are delivered by female firefighters in collaboration with NSW fire and emergency service agencies. This grant is funding the roll out of more programs in areas impacted by the 2019 and 2020 bushfires and in areas that have high at-risk populations.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting Australia from disasters. That’s why we’re focused on inspiring young women as well as men.
“It’s incredible, with NAB’s support I’m going to be able to really take Girls on Fire to new locations and communities – it just builds scope and momentum,” says Girls on Fire founder Bronnie Mackintosh.
Find the full list of organisations and initiatives we’ve supported with grants.
About our investment focus
NAB Foundation invests ethically, with a goal of ensuring our investments do no harm. It also invests to make positive change alongside returns. Impact investment positions include the Conscious Investment Management Impact Fund, which targets the specialist disability accommodation, social housing, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and social impact bonds sectors.
Impact investment case study: Journey to Social Inclusion (J2SI)
In 2018, NAB Foundation provided a financial guarantee (contingent grant) for investors funding the Sacred Heart Mission’s J2SI program, through the Victorian Government’s Social Impact Bond pilot.
NAB, in partnership with Sacred Heart Mission and the Victorian Government Treasury department, commissioned a case study from the Centre for Social Impact as a contribution towards building the impact investing ecosystem in Australia, and to help others better understand how innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships across sectors could improve social outcomes.
To find out more about this innovative program download the J2SI case study (PDF, 916KB), opens in new window or for an overview you can download the J2SI case study summary (PDF, 466KB), opens in new window.
NAB Foundation history and governance
NAB Foundation has been in operation since 2016.
Today, in line with NAB’s broader community engagement, NAB Foundation funds community organisations with a charitable purpose and supports them by drawing on skills, expertise and resources from across the NAB Group.
NAB Foundation is made up of three Trusts that are governed by an independent trustee. The NAB Foundation’s management team is part of NAB’s Sustainability team and is accountable to the Trustee for delivering on all operational matters and execution of strategies and programs.
NAB Foundation, ABN: 27 308 230 413
NAB Ancillary Fund, ABN: 98 499 614 896
JBWere Charitable Endowment Fund, ABN: 16 719 204 303
Find out more about how NAB and NAB Foundation support local communities.
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