The McKern Foundation is funded by the business and is managed by Trustees including the Managing Director. In a typical year, in excess of $150,000 is distributed to deserving causes, including:
- Supply, delivery and erection of all steel requirements for the Royal Children’s Hospital annual fundraising project of building a house for sale. We have done this every year for the past 25 years.
- Supply of fresh fruit, every week, to every student at 37 Bendigo schools, delivering healthy options to over 11,000 children in the "Fresh Fruit Friday" Program.
- A regular supporter of Challenge for Cancer, also of Kids under Cover, and Scope(Handicapped children).
- In addition McKern Steel also contributed $100,000 to a Children’s Ward at the new Bendigo Hospital, for which we were given naming rights. And we are a partner with the City of Greater Bendigo’s Major Events Program.