Rooftop Foundation has been in operation since 2009 with a focus to ensure affordable accommodation is available for people in need.
By 2014, homelessness was finally getting community attention but we noticed a latent need. Regional families were struggling to find low cost relief accommodation when travelling for non-critical medical treatment. Knowing this, a further journey began for Rooftop.
Since then, we have hosted community events to profile the issue of affordable relief accommodation, connected with local community groups that share our concern, and explored the regional need for such services.
Rooftop Foundation is an Australian benevolent institution located in Canberra that works to support regional families to cope emotionally and financially when travelling for medical treatment. We achieve this through brokering relief accommodation – through partnering to construct or repurpose a site, or negotiate alternate accommodation options through our partners.
We are only one of a few organisations working for this purpose in Canberra.
The Rooftop Foundation was established in 2009 as a benevolent institution.
Our golf day and gala dinner are our main fundraisers, bringing hundreds together to support our cause.
In 2017/18, we are expanding our range of community events to raise our profile and encourage a broader support base.
By 2020, we want our first project completed, through strong community partnerships.
By 2022, we want to be known as a supporter of regional families in need.
In 2018, we are running a race day to raise funds for our cause.
We inspire others in our work through our vision to help others in their time of need. We empower others to work towards our mission and lead by example.
We act according to our values, in an honest and transparent way. We are accountable for our decisions and the way we engage with others.
We demonstrate empathy to others, seeking to understand their perspective when supporting them. We accept and respect others for who they are, supporting them as we work towards our goals.
We stand up for what we believe in, persevering despite adversity. We take calculated risks, learn quickly from others and think outside the square.
We strive to go above and beyond, seeking out the best solution to a problem. By seeking connections to the best people, growing strong partnerships and using solid processes, we want to deliver quickly and well.