The Foundation and its subsidiaries have made substantial gifts to universities, colleges, schools, churches, hospitals, charitable organizations and museums. As of December 2021, we estimate we have given over US$ 280 Million* since our founding in 1956.
Here is a brief summary of some of the major recent charitable initiatives undertaken by the Foundation Group, by region:
- AUD$17,750,000 commitment to Korowa Anglican Girls School in Melbourne for the design and construction of a new physical education complex.
- AUD$5,000,000 to Korowa Anglican Girls School in Melbourne, including the development of the Cripps Centre Middle School and the Music Centre.
- AUD$6,900,000 to the University of Melbourne for the renovation of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Material Conservation and establishment of a professorial chair.
- AUD$3,680,000 to Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, including the restoration of the Chapel and renovation of the Theological School, an Anglican College of the University of Divinity.
- AUD$1,600,000 to St John’s College at the University of Queensland, including the development of the John Cripps Tower.
- AUD$5,660,000 to Caulfield Grammar School, including the development of the Cripps Centre.
- AUD$600,000 to Butterfly Foundation to support its education programs.
- AUD$1,000,000 commitment to support the legal work of the Kimberley Land Council in relation to illegal mining activities
- £10,000,000 to Magdalene College at Cambridge University, for the construction of a new Library.
- £7,500,000 to Selwyn College at Cambridge University for Cripps Court.
- £460,000 to Queens College at Cambridge University for various projects.
- £1,500,000 to Magdalene College at Cambridge University, including the development of the Edward Cripps Building.
- £13,000,000 to Northampton High School, including the purchase of a new property, and the development of new facilities including senior and junior school classrooms, kindergarten, and the Edward Cripps Library and Gymnasium.
- £5,000,000 to Northampton School for Boys, including the development of the Edward Cripps Human Performance Centre.
- £9,000,000 to The University of Nottingham for the construction of a new health care center.
- US$500,000 to the Cambodian Children’s Fund to pay for scholarship funds and the Head of Education salary, amongst other things.
- US$4,000,000 to the Cambodian’s Children Fund to build the Cripps Neeson Academy
United States of America
- US$410,000 to Learn to Live to support its operations and charitable programs.
- US$1,000,000 to Healing Transitions International Inc. to support various initiatives for their men’s and women’s campus.
- Donation of land to the Bermuda National Trust.
- Funding the annual salary of an Educational Officer for Masterworks Museum of Bermuda.
- Funding for medical assistance programs for two charities
- Funding of various food programs
*All numbers are estimated and unaudited
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