About Us

About Us

The Moonee Valley Foundation (‘the Foundation’) awards grants to young adults in the City of Moonee Valley to achieve excellence in education, training, community or other personal endeavours that will ultimately benefit Moonee Valley and the broader community.


The Foundation was formed as Essendon Anniversary Scholarship Trust Fund in 1986. Since then grants have been awarded to outstanding individuals passionate about making a difference in the municipality. The former Essendon City Council initiated the establishment of a trust to provide an annual ongoing award for local young adults. Public donations and council backing established the funds for the Scholarship Trust. Moonee Valley Foundation operates separately from council and is managed by a Board of Directors consisting of local business and professional people on a voluntary basis.

Current Moonee Valley Foundation grants are made possible by

Bendigo Bank, local Rotary clubs and Expedient Software.

Donors and sponsors

Interested in donating to or becoming a sponsor of the Moonee Valley Foundation? Contact mvf@mooneevalleyfoundation.org.au