Our employees voted and our 2019 Good Cause Grants' recipients have been announced!
nib foundation has tallied up the votes from nib Group employees and are excited to announce the final six charities who will be receiving our AU$5,000 Good Cause Grants.
If you're not familiar with our Good Cause Grants, it all began in 2015 with the aim to help our employees across the nib Group give back to the causes closest to them and live out our shared value of making the world a better place.
Since then, our Good Cause Grants have seen our employees collectively distribute $75,000 to 15 nominated charities across Australia and New Zealand who are committed to improving community health and wellbeing. And, for the first time this year we also accepted nominations for charities doing good work internationally.
The response was excellent, with 1332 votes from employees across the nib Group who had the difficult decision of choosing who was most deserving of this year's Good Cause Grants.
With that said, we are excited to present to you our six finalists who work hard to better the health and wellbeing of the communities in which we live and work.
Bear Cottage - a NSW based children's hospice located in Sydney that is dedicated to caring for children with life-limiting conditions and providing respite to families away from the hospital environment.
Endometriosis Australia - endeavours to increase recognition of endometriosis by providing educational programs for women, communities, businesses and healthcare professionals as well as raise funds for research in Australia.
Cure Brain Cancer foundation - the leading organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia, with a time-critical mission to increase five-year survival from the current 20% to 50% by 2023.
Lava Mae - brings critical services to the streets, by converting public transportation buses into showers + toilets on wheels to deliver hygiene and rekindle dignity for people experiencing homelessness in San Francisco.
Mercy Ships - uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class health care services, capacity building and sustainable development aid to those without access in the developing world.
Orange Sky New Zealand - provides a free mobile laundry service for people experiencing homelessness so that they can access clean laundry, warm showers and non-judgemental and genuine conversations.