Vision & Mission


Young people across Australia can access opportunities to succeed.


Support talented young leaders to fulfill their potential by achieving their educational goals and contributing to their communities;

Contribute to a sustainable Australia by supporting environmental education and encouraging young people’s commitment to the environment;

Honour the legacy of founder and benefactor, George Alexander, and his desire to give back to the Australian community.

Funding Principles


George Alexander had strong ties to the land and was committed to environmental sustainability.

In line with George’s interest in the environment, the Foundation supports programs that seek to encourage education and knowledge-sharing in the areas of environmental science and sustainable industries and practices.


George Alexander was inspired to help others by his own experiences of hardship and lack of early education

Our scholars and fellows are involved in their communities and motivated to make a difference.

Our partners provide a supportive scholar network and opportunities for scholars to volunteer and connect.


George Alexander recognised the importance of creating opportunities for regional and rural students.

Our scholars and fellows come from all over Australia and are connected to their communities.

Our partners provide opportunities and support for regional and rural students to study.


George Alexander was a man of vision and generosity, who hoped that the work of the Foundation would inspire others to give back.

Our scholars and fellows demonstrate initiative and a capacity for leadership.

Our partners provide opportunities for leadership development via mentoring support and alumni engagement.


George Alexander was a self-made man whose hard work and ingenuity led him toaccomplish much in his lifetime.

Our scholars and fellows demonstrate academic excellence and a drive to succeed.

Our partners deliver high-calibre, well-managed, demand-driven programs.

Donate The scholars and fellows supported through the GAF-funded programs are committed to their studies, to giving back to the community and to doing their utmost to uphold the investment that has been made in them. If you would like to invest in the education of some talented and dedicated young Australians, please make a tax-deductible donation online by clicking on Donate or contact us on 03 9650 3188 for other options.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

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