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Melbourne CF – Communities Foundation

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Welcome to Australian Communities Foundation.

The Foundation was originally established in 1997 as Melbourne Community Foundation.  Australian Communities Foundation more accurately reflects the current work of the Foundation which continues to grow nationally and reach globally. We are excited about the future, in particular, being able to connect with new donors both individuals and corporates.

Australian Communities Foundation offers individuals, families, groups, corporations and not-for-profit organisations an easy and satisfying way of giving something of real value back to the community that they care about.   Donors establish philanthropic funds under Australian Communities Foundation’s legal structure and all donations are pooled and invested. The income generated from this investment is used over time to support charitable projects and organisations and to help build healthy resilient communities.

Australian Communities Foundation uses its grantmaking expertise and in-depth knowledge of community issues to assist donors develop strategic giving plans.  The Foundation makes grants that meet donors’ charitable requests and goals and addresses needs in the community.

What will you find?

Our website includes sections for donors, professional advisers.  It introduces potential donors to the types of sub-funds they can establish at Australian Communities Foundation, including our information on workplace giving for corporates, an educational scholarship fund, as well as information on our grantmaking and strategic initiatives.

Please explore this website to learn more about Australian Communities Foundation.

Display Cabinets

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Display Cabinets

Display cases are wonderful things; they come in various styles, shapes and sizes. Keep in mind; there are several types of display cases such as jewelry display cases, tower display cases, wall display cases, specialty and trophy cases, Queen Anne display cases and specialty and trophy cases. Display cases are lovely pieces of furniture that are not only beautiful but they are also functional and add to the beauty and ambiance of one’s home.

To ensure that you choose a display cabinets case that will fit in with your needs there are several suggestions that may help such as first checking out how much space you will need for your collectibles. A credenza or curio cabinet works well for large items; however, oddly shaped items would work better with a wall rack. If your collectibles are small, they may look better on a desk or table.

Another tip is to choose the right glass for your collectibles. Glass for a display case highlights your collectibles more effectively; while wooden stands made good choices for long items such as pens or knives. Most importantly, choosing the right lighting option for your display case can show off your collectibles to their best advantage. Some display cases are powered by electricity, while others use battery or solar-powered-lighting options for their cases.

In addition, some display cases used commercially, need refrigeration or climate control, such as cases for cold drinks and such. Also, some collectibles such as wooden objects and musical instruments require the humidity to be controlled in order to keep items in good shape. For these collections, it is important to choose cases that have an internal humidity or moisture control unit.

Some may not know it; but the types of shelves you choose for you display case determine how they will appear inside. Glass shelves all light to come through, making items well lit; while wooden shelves block the light and give a less smoother appearance.

To conclude, display cases are wonderful things; they come in various styles, shapes and sizes. Check out your nearest furniture store and find out more!