Welcome to the John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts are a national funding organisation with a wide ranging commitment to philanthropy around Australia. The Trustees are proud of a track record of generous giving for over fifty years, being responsive to community need and supportive to key issues.

We believe that good philanthropy results from developing relationships with people. Trustees play an important role in meeting with applicants to determine the full extent of the project for funding. This hands-on approach enables practical, creative and responsive giving.

Strategic Funding

The Trustees of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts consider each funding enquiry on its own merit, and are fortunate that the Trust Deeds were written in a manner to allow a broad range of areas in which to fund.  The Trustees provide strategic grants to organisations they believe are leaders in a particular sector.  Often these grants will result from a long association between the Trusts and the organisation.  In addition to this, Trustees also feel it is important to remain in touch with the current needs in the community.  To enable this, Trustees consider enquiries for a short period in the lead up to their two funding meetings each year.  For unsolicited requests, our application process is in two stages.  Details can be found in The Submission Process.

If you would like any further information on the John T Reid Charitable Trusts, please email the Executive Officer via Contact.

Important Dates

The John T Reid Charitable Trusts is currently closed for new funding enquiries as the Trustees consider the funding submissions ahead of the November 2015 funding meeting. Our enquiry period will reopen in late January 2016 ahead of our May 2016 funding meeting. Specific dates will be updated on the Website closer to the time.

For future important dates, please refer to the The Submission Process

2014 Annual Review

The Trustees of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts are delighted to provide you with our 2014 Annual Review, which summarises our philanthropic activities for the year. The Trustees are committed to national philanthropy through our focus on building relationships and strengthening communities. The combination of active engagement and community empowerment is the distinguishing feature of our philanthropy and is fundamental to our funding making a long-term difference.


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