Embodying the family values of the Spotlight Group Holdings’ founders, the Spotlight Foundation has a commitment to supporting those in need, both locally and overseas.
The Spotlight Foundation provides financial support to more than 50 organisations in fields as diverse as health and research, welfare, the arts, education, and women’s enterprises in developing countries.
Several of the Foundation’s partnerships are long-term, including The Lighthouse Foundation, which provides homeless young people with a home, a sense of family and around the clock therapeutic care; the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia’s preeminent art museum; and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, a world leader in cancer treatment, research and education.
The Spotlight Foundation also maintains an education scholarship, recognising the power of education to change people’s lives for the better.
Since 2006, the Spotlight Foundation and the Spotlight retail brand have also been involved in the Stitch in Time program, which creates sewing centres around the world with the aim of empowering women in developing countries and disadvantaged areas by providing them with training and an income.
On a local level, Spotlight responds to hundreds of requests for support each year from organisations including childcare centres, kindergartens, schools, churches and community groups, and assists with sponsorship for annual events, such as Red Nose Day, which raises funds for SIDS and Kids.