Our SOCIAL IMPACT
We have always been community-minded and supported a broad range of causes throughout our history. Our work is people-centred and, when you live and work in a close-knit community, you naturally get involved in what’s going on around you.
We partner with like-minded charities and organisation that align with our values and that we feel make the biggest impact on society. We also believe support takes more than just a check, so we like to actively take part and encourage our people to as well, donating millions through employee volunteering initiatives and construction projects.
The Alcock Family Foundation
Through the Alcock Family Foundation (previously the ABN Foundation) we have extended a helping hand in a variety of areas including medical research, natural disaster relief work and the environment.
dollars donated since 2006
Since 2006, the Alcock Family Foundation has donated more than $9.7 million to various worthy charities and causes. Our overheads are covered by the Group, which means that every single dollar goes towards charitable causes.
Organisations we’ve donated to include:
Art Gallery of WA • Asbestos Society of Australia • Australian Wildlife Conservancy Fund • Beyond Blue • Clontarf Foundation • Freedom Centre • Food Bank of WA • Lifeline • Mates In Construction • Nulsen Disability Services • Perron Institute • RUAH • Share the Dignity • The Smith Family • Solariscare • South West Community Foundation • Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia • Stop the Toad Foundation • St Vincent de Paul Society • Telethon Institute for Child Research • The Big Issue • Variety WA • Youth Focus
We’ve donated over $1.4 million to disaster relief through the Lord Mayor’s Distress Fund (2007 Dwellingup fires, 2014 and 2021 Perth Hills fires, 2016 Waroona fires and 2021 Wooroloo fires), the Red Cross (2011 Victorian Floods and 2013 Typhoon Haiyan), Salvation Army (2019/20 Queensland bushfires) and the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Cottage by the Sea
The breath-taking four-bedroom, two bathroom Barcelona 32 home in Point Lonsdale, raised $1.68 million at auction with all proceeds donated to support the work of the charity.
Cottage by the Sea said the funds raised would play an important role in the organisation’s mission to enhance the lives of young people by providing inspirational and fun opportunities in a holiday environment.
Vinnies CEO Sleepout
Tens of thousands of people across Australia are experiencing homelessness, with more in precarious housing situations. Helping people to access the dream of home ownership is our driving purpose, so the issue of homelessness is one we hold particularly important.
ABN Group executives have participated in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout numerous times since 2014, including Managing Director Dale Alcock, CEO Andrew Robert and Parcel General Manager Jeremy Cordina, raising hundreds of thousands to support homelessness services.
June 2023 marked the fifth time Andrew Roberts participated in the sleepout, raising $43,404 thanks to the generous contributions of colleagues, family and friends. These funds will help provide 1,446 meals, 361 beds and 137 individual support programs for people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
Acknowledgement of Country
ABN Group acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands across Australia on which we live and work. We acknowledge their connection to this Country and pay our respect to Elders past and present.