About Us


The VGI Partners Foundation was established in 2018 with three principal objectives:

  • to further social cohesion;
  • to promote the health and wellbeing of Australian children; and
  • to provide support to the families of people who have made a significant personal sacrifice while contributing to Australian society.


In 2018, VGI Partners also established a Charitable Foundation class of investment units in the existing VGI Funds. Management and performance fees generated by the charitable class of units will be donated in perpetuity to the VGI Partners Foundation.


The VGI Partners Foundation has three board directors who also serve as the gifting committee: Robert Luciano, Samantha Luciano and Silvia Bazon. The gifting committee meets at least once a year to select programs to support and review the progress of existing programs.


The VGI Partners Foundation does not solicit requests for funding.


The Foundation collaborates on programs with community and philanthropic partners to catalyse positive change.


Below are some of the eligible organisations that have received valuable support during 2020-2021, with emphasis on education and research, homelessness, and wellbeing to support people and communities in need to thrive.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national charity focusing on protecting children from violence, creating respectful behaviour-change in the community, and advocating for freedom from violence and bullying.

Be Kind Sydney is an initiative of Sydney Women’s Fund and Sydney Community Foundation fundraising for programs supporting education, employment and wellbeing of people in need, enriching and transforming the Greater Sydney community.









Forge Through provides support and programs as a creative getaway for veterans and first responders that may be dealing with the mental and physical stressors that are so often associated with their careers.

Mission Australia’s integrated nationwide services help people find safe and affordable housing, support disadvantaged children and families, empower people through employment skills & training, assist people with mental illness and disability, and much more.

ReachOut Australia offers young people a range of ways to support their mental health and wellbeing, with a focus on everyday issues through to really tough times.

The Sydney Jewish Museum is dedicated to documenting and teaching the history of the Holocaust. The world-class museum challenges visitors’ perceptions of democracy, morality, social justice and human rights and places the Holocaust in its historical and contemporary context.

Taldumande supports, encourages and empowers vulnerable children, young people and their families across greater Sydney through crisis response, residential care and specialised case work.

The Girls Refuge (Detour House Inc) offers short term, crisis accommodation in a safe, home-like environment for girls aged 13 to 17 years who are going through a difficult time and are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Wandering Warriors is a Veterans Charity that provides support to Australian Defence Force veterans transitioning back into civilian life, with emphasis on higher education.

Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) works with local communities to establish new safe crisis accommodation options for women and children.

Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) provides a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children and young people, and families who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

Past Recipients: 2019-2020

Contact Us

VGI Partners Foundation Pty. Limited
The Trustee for VGI Partners Foundation
39 Phillip Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
ABN 88 268 847 509


Please note the VGI Partners Foundation does not solicit requests for funding.