• Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation launch event
  • Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation launch event
  • Melbourne Theatre Company
  • Our Chair Jane Hansen with Mavis’ granddaughters Prue Little and Katie Palmer on the steps of the Victorian Arts Society

Our Initiatives

The current priorities of The Hansen Little Foundation are education, the arts and addiction rehabilitation, all within Australia.

University of Melbourne Philanthropic Partnership

In May 2018 the Hansen Little Foundation announced a unique philanthropic partnership with the University of Melbourne via a $30 million gift, the largest in the University’s history for the benefit of students. Hundreds of talented Australian students will now have the opportunity to realise their full potential through the Foundation’s gift which will allow for the construction of Little Hall, a landmark student residence on Swanston Street, Carlton, and the establishment of the University’s flagship Hansen Scholarship Program.
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State Library of Victoria

In September 2017 the Hansen Little Foundation announced a $3.5 million gift to the State Library of Victoria’s Vision 2020 building redevelopment. The Foundation’s gift will fund the creation of Hansen Hall, a vibrant, new technology enabled space where library visitors can eat, drink, converse and carry out their work at the same time. Hansen Hall will represent the best features of a 21st century library in a lively and dynamic area.
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The Hansen Trust

The Hansen Little Foundation’s first major initiative was the establishment of The Hansen Trust, supporting arts and humanities at the University of Melbourne.
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Melbourne Theatre Company Foundation

In February 2016, the Melbourne Theatre Company launched its Foundation with the announcement of a $ 1 million gift from The Hansen Little Foundation, the largest single donation from a private donor in the MTC’s history.
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Cure for MND Foundation

In March 2017 we committed to support to the Cure for MND Foundation over four years to help the Foundation achieve its three main aims: To Cure, To Care, To Make Aware.
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