We support disability programs and projects through JCA member organisations.
We are looking to create innovative new education, vocation, housing, respite and social services that enable everyone to better contribute to and benefit from the community we all share.
This foundation is built on the principle that to help others is to help ourselves
We believe that each new day brings an opportunity to choose
To support innovative or expanded programs and projects that assist and enhance the lives of people living with a disability in our community. Specifically those programs and projects that meet our 5 pillars.
The fund will review applications for projects and programs that fall within the identified 5 pillars.
As an organisation we take a proactive approach to our commitment to the community. All projects and programs we support will be sourced through JCA Member Organisations. If your project or program falls outside of these organisations, and you feel it falls within our mission, please contact us.
The Fund will make grants to successful applicants, who fulfill the specified purpose of the Fund within the areas of the Five Pillars, on a annual basis.
You must be a JCA Member Organisation or partnering with a JCA Member Organisation
Your program or project must fall within the Specified Purpose of the Fund
Your program or project must fall within the Five Pillars of the Fund
You must return the Application Form within the timing of the process as outlined, for 2020
Your funding request must not exceed a maximum of three years
JCA The Choice Foundation has been established as an endowment fund governed by JCA in Sydney. JCA will assist our Advisory Board in receiving and reviewing eligible applications for projects and programs in NSW and ACT. The Advisory Board will then make annual recommendations to the JCA Board of Governors, for the distribution of funds.
JCA The Choice Foundation has an Advisory Board made up of the following people:
All Advisory Board members have professional experience in and are committed to the disability sector. This gives them a full understanding of the challenges and complexities which are encountered daily by families, carers and service providers touched by disability.
JCA board of governors
The JCA Board of Governors is made up of 23 Presidents of independent charities, as well as seven Honorary Life Governors and the JCA Executive Committee. The Advisory Board will make their recommendations on disbursement to a JCA Board of Governors meeting. As a JCA endowment, JCA The Choice Foundation distributions can only be made to and through JCA member organisations.
The JCA Investment Committee determines, and then oversees, how JCA’s financial resources and other assets are to be invested and managed. The Investment Committee recommends policy to the Board of Governors with regards to investment criteria relating to risk, term and target rate of return and oversees its implementation. The investment criteria have regard to the nature of JCA as a charitable institution, its Community responsibilities and cash flow.
The Committee is composed of independent lay leaders with significant investment experience, and the JCA CEO (ex-officio).
The JCA Investment Committee has a long-term return objective of 4% plus CPI, which it has historically met for its long-term asset investments