The CASS Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation, established in 2001, to support and promote the advancement of education, science and medicine, and research and practice in those fields.
CASS is an acronym for ‘Contributing to Australian Scholarship and Science’.
Since 2001 CASS has concentrated on four areas of grant-making:
- An annual round of grants funding to Victorian medicine and science research projects which have the potential to improve understanding of key concepts and lead to improved treatment and practice.
- Two annual rounds of travel awards to assist the professional development of early career post-doctoral researchers.
- Educational grants which enable schools in Victoria to access expertise and experiences to improve learning outcomes and engagement in schooling.
- Other projects which CASS has sourced and which complement its objectives and regular grant rounds.
CASS also seeks to contribute more generally to the philanthropic community by participating in formal and informal interest groups with other organisations. For these purposes it has arranged forums and workshops from time to time, and has regularly brought together our Travel Award recipients and others for feedback discussions.
The CASS Foundation is a Full Member of Philanthropy Australia www.philanthropy.org.au