Given by the Mary MacKillop Foundation to meet increasing needs in the community in FY2017


People directly benefit from our life-changing projects to help create more self-sustaining communities in FY2017


Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students supported through tertiary education scholarships in FY2017


May 31, 2018

Pray with us for Saint Mary’s blessings on the transformational change ahead. We are on the cusp of an historic moment. On 1st July 2018, the Mary MacKillop Foundation will join with Mary MacKillop International and the Josephite Foundation to form a powerful single ministry: Mary MacKillop Today. The uniting of these three ministries into one is the culmination […]

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March 7, 2018
2018 Community Grants Announcement!

The Mary MacKillop Foundation is pleased to announce the funding for 22 life-changing community projects in 2018, which aim to improve the lives of vulnerable and marginalised Australians through education. If it were not for your generosity, many of the projects that we support through the Mary MacKillop Foundation might not otherwise receive funding needed […]

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2018 Scholarship Announcement!

You’re helping more Indigenous Australians to break down barriers and fulfill their dreams. Many of our students are the first in their families to study at university, and it’s with your help that more Indigenous Australians are able to receive a tertiary education. One of the top reasons that Indigenous students drop out of university […]

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September 1, 2017
Celebrating 20 years of the Mary MacKillop Foundation

On 28 July 2017, we held a Morning Tea to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mary MacKillop Foundation Our MC Caroline Jones lead a truly heart-warming event, where we were inspired to hear from multiple recipients of our Indigenous Tertiary Scholarships, as well as Frances Rush, the CEO of one of our project partners, […]

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August 8, 2017
What Mary MacKillop did for others, we still must do

On 8 August every year, we celebrate Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop’s Feast Day This Feast Day, we’re celebrating 20 years since the launch of Mary MacKillop Foundation and reflecting on the qualities and actions that set Mary apart. She was truly a woman well before her time, with courage that inspires our work […]

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April 5, 2017
Celebrating 100 Tertiary Scholarship Graduates!

Can you imagine being the first in your family to graduate university? For many of our graduates, this is their reality, and it makes me even prouder to announce that one hundred of our Mary MacKillop Tertiary Scholarship recipients have now graduated universities across Australia. We are also so proud of the fact that not […]

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October 17, 2016
The equality (or inequalities) of education today

Maree Whybourne, CEO of the Mary MacKillop Foundation discusses the inequalities we face today.

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October 10, 2016
The appeal of our Saint – Mary Mackillop

Every day I hear from supporters, big and small, who believe in Mary MacKillop’s passion and cause. It drives them to support the Mary MacKillop Foundation and help us reach out to people who without our help would struggle to thrive.

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June 14, 2016
What we’ve achieved & what still needs to be done

They do say time goes faster the older one gets! Here we are again in the middle of the year and I want to share with you what the Mary MacKillop Foundation has achieved with your help in the past six months. This year, we celebrate 150 years since Mary MacKillop began the Order of […]

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March 8, 2016
2016 Scholarship Announcement!

Congratulations to the twenty four Indigenous students who have been announced as the recipients of the Mary MacKillop Foundation’s Indigenous Tertiary Scholarship! The Mary MacKillop Foundation scholarship provides financial assistance and ongoing mentoring to Indigenous students wishing to pursue tertiary studies. Mary MacKillop Foundation CEO, Maree Whybourne, said this round brings the total number of […]

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