Philanthropic Partnerships with Impact

Our philanthropic partners enable us to create transformational change in people’s lives. They help us build a sustainable future for young people, their families and their communities. 

They are our partners in our mission and our vision to transform lives and build communities.

Whether you’re a local business, staff wanting to donate, a grant-making body, a service club, we invite you to join this growing group of local, national and international philanthropists.

Become a Business Partner and transform lives in Timor

The support we receive from businesses is crucial to helping more children and young adults in Timor-Leste continue their education. 

By partnering with Carmel Impact, your business will be recognised as a socially responsible business committed to transforming lives in one of the poorest countries in our region. This can help create greater engagement with your staff and build stronger relationships with your customers and other business stakeholders. In turn, we will send you regular updates on the impact your business and other business partners are making to individuals, families and communities in Timor-Leste. 

Ways you can partner with us

There are many ways your business can partner with us to transform lives in Timor-Leste, including:

  • Fund a specific project 
  • Sponsor a Community or La Bruna Scholarship
  • Encourage staff to sign up to Workplace Giving
  • Match staff dollar for dollar to double your impact
  • Hold a workplace event
  • Provide an unrestricted donation in support of our work in Timor 

Partner with us today and together, we can transform lives and build communities.

McCorkell Constructions bring clean water

Beginning in 2006 McCorkell Constructions’ support was instrumental in bringing our Timor-Leste Water Project to life. Multiple staff members travelled to Timor to manage the building of the infrastructure and train young people so that the Zumalai community could have access to clean, safe drinking water.

Betty’s Burgers to the rescue

During Easter 2021, parts of Timor-Leste, including its capital Dili and the sub-district Zumalai, were devasted by the storms and floods from Tropical Cyclone Seroja. The response to our emergency appeal was overwhelming, including the support we received from the team at Betty’s Burgers. Without hesitation, their generous donation helped ensure that communities were able to rebuild homes and vital infrastructure.

Thank you Freedman Langhorne & James Travel Associates

We thank Tony Freedman and the staff at Freedman Langhorne & James Travel Associates for their wonderful support of our projects in Timor-Leste. Since 2012 their generosity has helped provide clean safe water along with the precious gift of education for children and young adults in the sub-district of Zumalai.

Your business can show their support for our work in Timor-Leste. For more information call 03 9690 8822 or send us an email.

Workplace Giving

You can help children and young adults receive the precious gift of an education by choosing to make regular donations via your workplace. 

Workplace Giving allows you to make regular donations to the work of Carmel Impact through your pre-tax pay. 

How workplace giving benefits employees

Employees can choose to make an ongoing donation, deducted from their pre-tax salary each pay period. 

How workplace giving benefits employers

Companies can choose to match their staff’s giving to double the impact and inspire more staff to get involved. By getting involved with workplace giving, your company demonstrates their social responsibility to stakeholders, staff, and customers.

How to set up workplace giving

  1. Request a Workplace Giving form from your payroll office or finance department.
  2. Nominate Carmel Impact Ltd as your charity of choice and select your donation amount.
  3. Return your completed form to your Payroll or Finance officer.
  4.  Ask your workplace to contact Carmel Impact Ltd at to confirm your giving and to allow us to recognise your generosity.

Every workplace gift we receive has a huge impact, transforming lives through education and building resilient communities. To learn more call us on 03 9690 8822 or send us an email.

Trusts & Foundations

Charitable Trusts and Foundations, including Private Ancillary Funds (PAF), play a vital role in helping us transform lives and build communities. Every grant we receive not only transform lives, they create sustainable change for young people in Timor-Leste. 

Grants we receive help us provide:

  • Community scholarships to young people hopeful of continuing their education
  • More scholarships for girls as part of our aim to promote gender equality
  • La Bruna scholarships so young men can become Carmelites
  • Disengaged youth with purpose through our Youth Engagement program
  • Opportunities and innovation to help more young people

We thank the following Trusts and Foundations who have so generously supported our work. 

Loyola Foundation

The Koch Foundation

Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Commission