Local women attend a computer literacy class in Mexico

Anat Kah, Mayan Riviera Community Foundation

Local women attend a computer literacy class. The Mayan Riviera Community Foundation supports the project that educates women for better access to higher paid jobs.

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As of July 2010 1,175 community foundations have been identified in 46 countries.

Australia’s community foundations

The Victorian Community Foundation, Australia’s first, was established in 1983 by the ANZ Bank Trustees and was not a traditional “community-owned” community foundation. The first public community foundation, in Tasmania, was established in 1995 and Melbourne followed in 1997. In 2000 the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) was established in part to support the development of community foundations.

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