The Girgensohn Foundation was established in 2008 by Dr Thomas and Ingeborg Girgensohn as a Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) in Australia. The Foundation’s key objective is to provide community support in the areas of Health, Education and the Arts.
The main focus of funding is either on new initiatives or existing projects where contributions can achieve significant leverage, thereby sustaining their growth. The Foundation aims to build long-term relationships with a few selected charities and non-for-profit organisations. Funding is granted for a period of three years, allowing partners to plan for the future. Contributions are paid on an annual basis, with an achievement review before the commitment is renewed. Smaller donations will be made to a variety of organisations on a non-regular basis.