Vital Signs Survey

Continuing to deliver on our aim for building a strong Southern Highlands community

Vital Signs is a community-driven data program that uses local knowledge to measure the vitality of a community and support action towards improving the collective quality of life. First developed by the Toronto Foundation in 2001​, it is now used by community foundations globally under licence from Community Foundations of Canada​. Community Foundations Australia manages the licensing of Vital Signs for the Australian network.

The Vital Signs program involves gathering community knowledge and data and publishing accessible reports on significant social and economic trends that tell the story of how communities are faring in key quality-of-life areas.


Vital Signs Report Release

Today the SHCF releases the Vital Signs Report The Southern Highlands Community Foundation today released its long-awaited research reportdetailing our community’s successes and challenges. “I

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SHCF Shelley & Nicole Smith

Nicole Smith SHCF CHAIR

The Southern Highlands Community Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of long-term Director, Nicole Smith, as Board Chair.

Nicole replaces Shelley Boyce, OAM, who is retiring from the role as Chair and Board Director after 16 years of service working tirelessly for the Foundation and the Southern Highlands community.

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Reg Rowe Art Southern Highlands

August 2022 Newsletter

Rural Scene Berrima by Reg Rowe – $100. Part of an extensive collection of paintings donated to the Southern Highlands Foundation by the artist to assist

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