The Baptist Care Foundation

 

A Vision of Great Value

Baptist Care (SA) is the Community Services and Aged Care ministry of the Baptist Churches of South Australia. It exists ‘to encourage, support, influence and extend those ministries of the Baptist Churches of South Australia that encourage hope, develop skills, alleviate distress, enrich life and otherwise express through practical actions the love of God and the compassion and redemptive purposes of Jesus Christ to people who are aged and for the direct relief of poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability or helplessness.’ (Clause 4.1 of Baptist Care Constitution) 

Historically, apart from much valued donor support received from within the Baptist Community applied to operating the WestCare Centre and limited user income, most Baptist Care funding results from delivering programs defined by Government policy allocated through tender processes.

Whilst these programs certainly fit within Baptist Care’s constitutional imperative, because of funding constraints they have no guarantee of longevity beyond the current tender period and their longevity, continuity and long term outcomes are often defined by changes in Government policy and other factors.

Enhanced value could be released through ongoing availability to Baptist Care of discretionary funding for programs of its own choice that, for whatever reason, Government funding is not available to satisfy.

The Baptist Care (SA) Foundation has been established to harvest this possibility and DGR (Deductible Gift Recipient) status obtained.

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