The Pinnacle Foundation provides educational and vocational support to young adults across Australia where their gender identity, sexual orientation or sexual characteristics have prevented or hindered achievement of their career aspirations or personal development. The Foundation relies on the generosity of its supporters to deliver its program including educational scholarships and matched mentors.
More information on corporate support.




More information on corporate support

Your support will help to transform the lives of young scholars. The gift of education is one that impacts every aspect of a young person’s life and can sustainably enhance their future, and the contribution they make to our community. For further information or to become a corporate supporter please contact Andrew Staite, CEO & Managing Director on +61 411 111 154 or [email protected].


Foundation Partnerships

  • Principal Foundation Partner – $400,000+ over three years/five years*
  • National Foundation Partner – $300,000+ over three/five years*
  • Multi State/Territory Foundation Partner – $150,000+ over three/five years*
  • State/Territory Foundation Partner – $50,000+ over three/five years*

*Foundation Partnerships are for three years’ duration (where three-year named scholarships are included) and five years’ duration (where named scholarships are not included). Payment may be made upfront or in equal annual instalments over the term of the partnership. The Foundation has deductible gift recipient (DGR) status.

Foundation Partners receive:

  • Recognition as a Foundation Partner (more extensively at increased partnership levels)
  • Access to the Pinnacle scholar, alumni, leadership and board network to attend/present at your events designed to raise awareness of the challenges that LGBTIQ+ young adults face, and which showcase your tangible commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Invitations for your senior and LGBTIQ+/ally network leaders to attend Pinnacle hosted corporate diversity and inclusion events
  • Scope to engage the Pinnacle scholar network around employment opportunities at your organisation to assist in meeting your diversity objectives
  • Ability to recommend your employees for Pinnacle scholar mentoring opportunities
  • Opportunity to host Pinnacle’s corporate/government awareness and fundraising events (as a visible demonstration of your position as a leader in the LGBTIQ+ sphere)
  • Chance to leverage awareness of Pinnacle’s scholarships by actively promoting the Foundation’s work through your networks/channels
  • Scope to list Pinnacle as a DGR workplace giving partner, further reinforcing your connection to the Foundation
  • Regular reports on the progress of your named scholar(s) (where provided), and opportunities to engage with them (as appropriate).

Corporate Financial Supporters

Corporate financial support above $10,000 per annum may be recognised on the Foundation’s corporate supporter page for up to 12 months.

Value-in-Kind Corporate Supporters

Value-in-kind support (valued by the Foundation above $20,000 over three years) may receive website recognition. It will not count towards a Foundation partnership.