The Holland Foundation is an accredited not-for-profit tax deductable charity registered with the Australian Tax Office, Consumer Affairs Victoria, the Department of Justice and Australian Charities & Not-For-Profit Commission. After many years of community work, we formalised our philanthropic and charity work in 2004 with great commitment, energy and belief by a broad group of welfare, business, academic and community minded citizens, including the descendants of Sir George & Lady (May) Holland.
Following the horrific experiences of World War 1 and Gallipoli, Sir George & Lady (May) Holland began a lifelong mission to help the disadvantaged.
They set up and assisted in the development of a range of programs and charities to provide support and relief for those in need due to poverty, sickness, grief, distress, homelessness, misfortune, disability, abuse, and trauma. Sir George Holland was a past State and National President of the R.S.L.
The Holland Foundation uses practical and incentive based programs to empower people and teach them the tools required to navigate positively through the challenges of life.
One of our key projects is a unique “real world” retail and office administration employment training program run out of our Op-shop and administration office. In 4 years, 289 unemployed people, with little hope of gaining work experience, let alone a job, have been through the training program and helped to get a job.
The Holland Foundation continues the charitable work, and pursues its mission, in memory of Sir George and (Lady) May Holland.