The Saward Dawson Community Foundation is a tax deductible public fund that allows us to take our impact to a new level.

We are expanding our support to charities and will partner with clients on their projects.

The Foundation is registered as a deductible gift recipient so donations over $2 are tax deductible. Many of our staff make regular donations to the Foundation. The Foundation is a public fund that also allows clients to place funds within the foundation with possible opportunities to direct their giving over the next few years.

Saward Dawson supports hundreds of charities every year. We provide charities with professional services at discounted rates, training and technical resources, and work closely with the regulators in the sector.

Generosity is foundational to our core values.

“Saward Dawson staff are generous with their time, working hard to support their clients, and financially they make large contributions to our projects”.

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Charity Infocus

At Saward Dawson, we are proud to be able to support more than 250 charities throughout the year. We provide these charities with professional services at discounted rates, technical resources, and training and sector knowledge by working closely with those who work in the sector. We believe that generosity is foundational to our core values.

Our Charity inFocus program allows us to select a new charity every 6 months to focus on.  As a firm, we rally together by raising funds via workplace giving and hosting various activities to support and raise awareness for the charity. Some of the previous charities we have selected include, SOS Charitable Foundation, CBM and Empower.

Throughout the year, we select certain charities that we believe make a significant impact in our community and, as a firm, provide financial support for the work that they do.

July 2023 – December 2023


HeartKids is the only national not-for-profit organisation solely focused on supporting and advocating for all people impacted by childhood heart disease, one of the largest causes of infant death in Australia.

HeartKids relies heavily on generous support and fundraising efforts. All proceeds go towards supporting people affected by CHD as well as funding vital medical research.

Feel free to donate or find out more about HeartKids here.

Prison Network

What is Prison Network?
Prison Network is an organisation who has been providing support to women in Victorian prisons, and their families, for nearly 80 years. We journey with women in and beyond prison, providing the support and courage they need to navigate positive pathways and create change.

Why do we exist?
We exist to provide dignity, hope and purpose for women in and beyond prison. We run 3 branches of programs, which are: In Prison Programs, Post Release Support & Keeping Kids Connected.

How will the money Saward Dawson raised make an impact?
The money Saward Dawson has raised will make an enormous impact for Prison Network. We will have the ability to expand supports, both in prison and post release because of your generosity. As we head into the Christmas season, we will also be able to provide every women with a special Christmas hamper which includes goodies such as: a calendar, tea, coffee, tim tams & a keep cup!

To donate to the work of Prison Network click here.


Saward Dawson exists to have a positive impact – on our clients, our staff and our community.  One way we do this is through the employment of talented young people and invest in their training and skill development to enable them to assist many businesses and not-for-profits.  We also wanted to make a positive impact on the lives of other children that have not had the opportunity that many Australian children take for granted.

Hohidiai has developed a caring community, supporting extremely vulnerable children.  The more than 50 children in full time care are mostly from situations where their physical safety has meant that it is not possible to live at home or with relatives. Many of these children would have died or been trapped in an endless cycle of abuse without Hohidiai’s intervention. Hohidiai takes care of abandoned and “at risk” children and partners with a school to provide education for these and other children.

Working in the remote and needy, Maluku Islands in Indonesia, Hohidiai provide a day clinic, hospital care, tuberculosis and leprosy clinic and a treatment centre for victims of HIV/AIDS. A small farm is being developed offering agricultural training and food security for those who live on site.

Hohidiai have been working in this poverty-stricken area for many years. They have provided much-needed medical care, education and community development after a horrific conflict in the region saw 10,000+ people killed. The Hohidiai projects are assisted by an Australian couple who have been residents in the area for about twenty years. They work to train up local staff to ensure the community is empowered and can continue the work. The work is holistic, looking at the needs of the community and developing projects which will address these needs.

Hohidiai is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and has been asked by the local government to become one of the centres for COVID treatment.

To learn more, or to support Hohidiai, head to their website:

Our previous Charity inFocus include: