Burnside Village Foundation

Burnside Village Foundation


Richard Cohen OAM was the founder, Chairman and together with Patricia Cohen the creator of Burnside Village Shopping Centre and the Cohen Group of Companies. His lifetime legacy is now a sophisticated family business based in South Australia and has created a non-for-profit Foundation in his honor.
The Cohen Group Board of Directors has resolved to establish the Burnside Village Foundation (BVF). 

The purpose of the Foundation is to:

Pledge, commit and contribute to unique community events, Arts initiatives and education scholarship opportunities in Adelaide for the purposes of recognising excellence and genuine community benefit in South Australia.

The Foundation is the first point of call for community engagement looking for sponsorship and/or support.


Each enquiry will be made to the Burnside Village Foundtion via an application form (click the link to download the form) or by emailing bvf@cohengroup.com.au. 

The completed application form is to be emailed to bvf@cohengroup.com.au or posted to Burnside Village Foundation, ATT: Carly Cunningham, PO Box 145 Glenside, SA 5065.

Acknowledgment of receipt of application will be sent to the applicant via email confirming the application has been received by the Foundation. The committee may take up to 28 days before formally responding.


The Foundation committee will decide whether it is an event or initiative that the Foundation will be in a position to support. The Committee has no obligation to approve all requests and reserves its rights to accept or deny accordingly. 

Applications will be assessed based on:

  • Their individual merits
  • Availability of Foundation funds
  • Meeting the Foundation eligibility and assessment criteria

A maximum of 3 applications will be granted per financial year. Once this limit has been reached all applicants will be contacted with the opportunity to re apply the following financial year.

Please contact the Foundation at bvf@cohengroup.com.au or on (08) 8338 1911 to clarify any of the above information or to discuss your application should you have any further enquiries.