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Helping communities thrive

Supporting the places that we call home is a commitment IMB Bank takes seriously. We have been since our establishment in 1880.

In 1999, the IMB Bank Community Foundation was founded to provide a grants program that supported people who are giving their time, energy and expertise to build better, brighter communities.

Over the years, we have donated $12 million to more than 900 community projects, providing meaningful and grassroots changes that address vital and diverse needs in their communities. We are committed to the projects we support and have seen first-hand the difference they make to many people.

What does the Foundation fund?

The Foundation seeks to fund recipients who are not-for-profit or volunteer-based, where the projects create more liveable communities and better outcomes for the people living in them. Working together, we can help the places we call home thrive.*

*IMB Community Foundation objectives & eligibility criteria apply.

2023 Foundation grants

Our 2023 round of grant applications was open from 2 May to 16 June 2023 and the successful recipients can be found here.

We will announce the dates for the 2024 application period soon – check in periodically on our timetable page to find out more. In the meantime, explore the Foundation pages, inspirational people and projects.

Funded ProjectsTimetableEligibility Frequently Asked QuestionsHow to apply

Foundation Stories

Over the years we have profiled the Community Heroes and Spotlight Projects that the Foundation has helped become a reality. Check out our video stories library documenting the remarkable effort and achievements that dedicated volunteers and not-for-profit groups have made and continue to make in our communities. 

Community Heroes and Spotlight Projects


IMB Community Foundation Objectives & Eligibility Criteria apply

Why choose us?

Established in 1880, IMB Bank is one of the most enduring financial institutions in the country, helping people achieve their financial goals for over 140 years. Our members can access a fully featured range of services: home and personal lending, savings and transaction accounts, term deposits, business banking, and more.

Our renowned personal service is backed by innovation, providing convenient, secure digital banking options where and when you want it. IMB also has a growing retail branch network throughout NSW and Victoria, for when you need to speak to someone in person, and a team of professionals at our locally based contact centre. We have a lending specialist in every branch and a team of mobile lending specialists who will come to you.

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