In 1960, Mazda commenced operations in Australia, with the stated philosophy of “the enrichment of life and the achievement of excellence”. Throughout the ensuing years, Mazda has developed a marque of truly outstanding motor vehicles characterised by technological innovation and superb quality.
Mazda has also participated in the community beyond the traditional role of an automotive organisation: since its inception, Mazda has fostered a spirit of community involvement. It is from this that the concept of the Mazda Foundation emerged.
The Mazda Foundation was established in 1990 as a public charitable trust to provide assistance to a broad cross-section of worthy charitable entities and causes throughout Australia which qualify for income tax deductibility for gifts under what is now item 1 of the table in Section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997 (“the Tax Act”), formerly Section 78(1) of the Tax Act 1936. In addition, eligible recipients of grants by Mazda Foundation must now be endorsed as deductible gift recipients under the provisions of subdivision 30-BA of the Tax Act.
The trustee of the Mazda Foundation is Mazda Foundation Limited (ABN 12 465 501 576), controlled independently of the trust’s Founder, Mazda Australia Pty Limited.
Communications should be directed to:
Private Bag 40
Mount Waverley BC Vic 3149
Telephone: (03) 8540 1800
Facsimile: (03) 8540 1920