Frequently Asked Questions

Crescent Foundation is proud of the ways we support our community.

What does Crescent Foundation do?

At its core, Crescent Foundation is about community. We support and fund grassroots projects and initiatives across four fields of impact:

To do this, we facilitate programs such as:

  • Crescent Champions Club
    A mentorship program like no other 
  • Crescent Awards
    Celebrating the best students, educators, and institutions in Australia 
  • Crescent Community Grants
    Supporting world-changing ideas in our community 
  • Crescent Care Packages
    A community initiative to help support the homeless population


How does Crescent Foundation raise funds?

The Foundation is supported and powered by our sister organisation, Crescent Wealth

What percentage of donated funds are used for its administrative & operational costs?

Crescent Foundation charges 0% administrative costs, with 100% of proceeds for our initiatives. This is due in large part to the generous support of our sister organisation, Crescent Wealth, which powers us here at the Foundation. 

Who does Crescent Foundation help?

We believe that everyone should have access to opportunity – regardless of their race or background. As such, much of the work we do revolves around supporting refugees and asylum seekers in our communities. 

Does Crescent Foundation only grant funds to Muslim individuals and organisations?

No, our board and executive team are made up of a wide spectrum of cultures and our focus is on supporting and strengthening community, regardless of race or background. 

What is the role of the Crescent Foundation board?

Crescent Foundation is led by an experienced, diverse, and highly passionate board. Bringing with them a wealth of expertise and connection, our directors play an integral role in guiding us towards our end goal: to be a force for good. 

How do I apply for a Crescent Community Grant?

Learn about our assessment criteria and application process here.

What kinds of community projects are eligible for grants?

We have two streams of funding available. Our ‘Community Projects’ initiative funds grassroots programs, and our ‘High Impact Projects’ support transformative, scalable, and sustainably funded programs designed to make an impact in four key areas:  

Initiatives outside of this core mandate may also be funded if they are seen to be unanimously and overwhelmingly deserving by the board.

Does Crescent Foundation fund overseas projects?

No, only Australian registered entities are eligible to receive a grant. 

How can I get my school/organisation involved in a Crescent Foundation initiative?

Please get in touch, we’d love to discuss how your organisation or school can get involved. 

I have a project Crescent Foundation would be interested in supporting.

Please feel free to contact us and share a little about your project. You may also be interested in applying for one of our Crescent Community Grants.

What are the Crescent Awards?

The Crescent Awards are an annual celebration of the incredible contributions of Muslim students, schools, and educators across Australia. Awards are given to individual learners and educators, as well as teams and institutions for: 

  • acts of service and contribution made by Muslim students 
  • excellence in teaching and leadership across classrooms, schools, and communities
  • outstanding examples of design in curriculum, pedagogy, and learning environments
  • advances in contemporary Australian Islamic school renewal and innovation 

Learn more about the awards here.

How can I nominate a student, educator, or school for an award?

Application forms can be found on the Crescent Awards page, as well as a full list of criteria.

When do applications open for the Crescent Awards?

Applications open in April. To be the first to know exactly when, join now to subscribe to our newsletter.

If you have any other questions about the work we do, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you. 

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