Jill’s blog

Welcome to the new design for the Reichstein Foundation website.

The site has been substantially upgraded to provide you with more information about the work of our partners and to give you a more complete picture of the scope of our work and our passion for social change.

The Foundation works across three broad domains: reducing economic inequality; enhancing social justice through the law; and promoting greater environmental sustainability on the land and in our towns and cities.

We are modest in size but can invest with impact because of the support and hard work of our donors and people and organisations in the field, working every day to achieve policy change and to reduce the gaps between rich and poor in our society.

Our focus is on enabling people experiencing disadvantage or dispossession to become more in control of the issues that affect their lives.

Please use the website to explore the great work of Recognise to achieve constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians; the Flemington Kensington Community Legal Centre to overcome racial discrimination and achieve more human rights focused policing in Victoria; the AED Legal Centre and People with Disability Australia to secure a better deal for the thousands of low paid workers in Australian Disability Enterprises; and the Whittlesea Interagency Taskforce on Gambling as it exposes the winners and losers in gambling and as it makes the case for significant law reform.

These are tough social issues and require long term commitment and solid partnerships with other trusts and foundations and private donors to achieve change. More than funding, we will invest in skills development; capacity building and other supports to ensure these and other organisations that we work with have the best chance to achieve their goals.

Through the original generosity of my father, Lance Reichstein, we have been given the opportunity to do some unconventional things, to be something of a maverick in the field of philanthropy. And I hope we do it with respect, generosity and sincerity.

It is an exciting time to be in philanthropy. Please use this resource and our frequent updates on Facebook and Twitter to learn, exchange, inform and create meaningful social change.

 

Jill Reichstein OAM

Chair, Reichstein Foundation