Welcome to the Anthony Costa Foundation

Making a positive impact in the communities where our families live and work.

The Anthony Costa Foundation is a family foundation established to support the philanthropy of the Anthony and Elaine Costa and Robert and Rita Costa families. The Foundation seeks to make a positive impact in the communities where our families live and work.


In 2011, at the same time as forming Costa Asset Management Pty Ltd, brothers Robert and Anthony, together with their families founded a charitable foundation as a legacy to their forebears and an appreciation to the community in which they live.

In February 2017, Anthony passed away suddenly, leaving a huge void in the family, the business and the community.

As a testimony to Anthony’s pivotal role in the creation of what we know as “Costa” and his own invaluable contribution to society and the lives of all those who knew him, the families resolved to name the Foundation in his honour, helping to continue his legacy in the same spirit in which he lived.


The Anthony Costa Foundation continues to evolve in its work with the family, its partners and the community. The Foundation has been engaged in a review of its’ strategy and processes over the last 9 months. We have started implementing changes related to this review, but more will be implemented as completed over the coming months. As a result, we encourage potential grantseekers to check in regularly with the Foundation’s website and materials.

Among the changes are updated Focus Areas. While many of the issues of interest to the Foundation remain the same, we have made some changes and have organised our interests to tell a different story about the difference we are hoping to make with our partners in the community. The Foundation’s updated Focus Areas are:

Given the strong ties both families continue to have to the Geelong/G21 region of Victoria, the Foundation has confirmed that it’s geographic focus for giving is on eligible organisations/projects/initiatives/activities within this region.

The Foundation’s grantmaking will also continue to be guided by the following principles: