Supporting projects in Aboriginal communities throughout Australia
Mick Glasheen, Emu in Milky Way
Kuringai National Park, 2018
© Courtesy of the artist
The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation is a charity established in 2004 by a group of committed individuals involved in Indigenous art and culture. The Aboriginal Benefits Foundation Trust is a Public Ancillary Fund registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
The objectives of the Aboriginal Benefits Foundation are to promote, provide and carry out activities, facilities and projects for the benefit, welfare and well-being of Aboriginal communities throughout Australia and the members of those communities. The Foundation has a particular focus on supporting health and education projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists, which are undertaken to assist the youth, the aged and those who suffer from infirmity, disability, poverty or other disadvantageous social or economic circumstances.
The Foundation has held a number of fundraising events to support Aboriginal programmes in communities throughout Australia that you can read about on our website.
Last December, we held a fundraiser – a private screening of the film Emu Runner – for over 300 guests and were joined by film makers Imogen Thomas and Victor Evatt, and Brewarrina Elder Fran Barker who acted as the community adviser during production.
Read about the event here.
The Foundation focuses on supporting health and education projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists, which are undertaken to assist the youth, the aged and those who suffer from infirmity, disability, poverty or other disadvantageous social or economic circumstances.
You can find out about the projects we support here.
We provide grants to assist Aboriginal communities and individuals by giving funds to support projects which advance the aims of the Foundation, with the current focus on art, literacy, education, health and cultural projects with a connection to Aboriginal art and/or artists. The current grant period is now open and applications close on 1 September 2020.
You can find out more information on applying for grants here.