About the GIANTS Foundation
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY IS AT THE HEART OF ALL WE DO. OUR AIM IS TO ENHANCE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE THROUGH EDUCATION AND AWARENESS, AND UTILISE THE POSITIVE INFLUENCE THAT SPORT CAN HAVE, TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE.
Why we exist
Our philanthropic programs engage and empower young people from culturally diverse, low socio-economic and disadvantaged communities across Western Sydney, Southern NSW and the ACT. Inspired by our four key community pillars of health, harmony, education and employment, our programs have been designed to address themes of social cohesion and inclusion, education, the environment, literacy, employment, leadership and health. To date, these programs have made a positive impact in our communities, and have collectively engaged more than 46,000 people from our focus regions. The establishment of the GIANTS Foundation supports the realisation of our long-term community vision, investing in the delivery of club initiatives and allowing us to continue to support those community partners and organisations within our footprint. On-field success requires continued investment, particularly with a view to providing valuable assets along the way – assets that can often be shared by the local communities as well as the club and our players. Cutting edge, high performance facilities and programs are essential to the long-term success of the GIANTS.
The GIANTS culture and values are centred on diversity and inclusion. The diverse communities of our regions – Western Sydney, Southern NSW and the ACT – are not only the lifeblood of the club, but are also some of the fastest growing population bases in Australia. Home to roughly 1 in 11 Australians, Western Sydney is one of the most diverse populations in the world with more than 170 countries and over 100 languages represented. Within the GIANTS’ heartland resides the largest Indigenous community in the country, contributing to nearly 30% of the nation’s total Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population. With such a diverse demographic profile and growing population, the GIANTS offer a unique platform to connect with what is a vitally important community.