indigo foundation is an independent Australian community development organisation providing effective and innovative assistance to improve the lives of people in marginalised communities in Australia and around the world.
We work with local communities to access resources, and have control over the decisions that determine their basic needs and human rights. We do this by providing financial and technical support to local ‘not for profit’ and community-based organisations, with a particular focus on local capacity building in the areas of health, education and human rights.
50 vibrant works by 30 inspiring Western Desert Artists: you are invited to the The Front Gallery and Café, in Wattle Street, Lyneham Canberra to view and purchase the latest in Western Desert art from Nyirripi and Yuendemu. Come along and enjoy being surrounded by some of the most stunning paintings from Central Australia! And if you purchase one (or more) proceeds go directly to the communities. 12-25 August.
Opening night: 12 August, starting at 6.00pm. For more information click here
Thanks to our wonderful Canberra team for an outrageously successful annual fundraising dinner in Canberra on 21 June. Yet again, Libby Lloyd, Virginia Haussegger, Heather Chapman, Tritia Evans and Doreen Culliver along with Louisa Yasukawa and Emily Graham, created a fantastic evening. Thank you Canberra team! Click here for a photo gallery of the night.
If you would like more information on our Africa program, please click here: Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Namibia. And if you would like to support the Club Rafiki crowd sourcing initiative, as shown on the night – click here! thank you!
We’re very happy and excited that Board member Susan Engel yesterday was awardedthe University of Wollongong’s Vice-Chancellors Award for Excellence in Community Engagement for her ‘long-term commitment to community work – in particular through indigo foundation, a small, Wollongong-based, highly successful independent not-for-profit organisation that supports marginalised communities around the world. Susan has been on the Board for 12 years guiding its growth into a sustainable and innovative development organisation. …..’ So well deserved, so much hard work done for indigo foundation and our partner communities. Congratulations Susan!
Our latest newsletter out now! What’s in it? Personal insights into our two projects in India supporting Dalits, an in depth introduction to one of our new partners, OCCO, in Cambodia, ‘A day in Budaka’, with our six community partners in Uganda, the ongoing success of the Women’s Empowerment Centre in Afghanistan, our think piece about libraries in Africa, upcoming events…and more!
Our project advisor for the Borjegai schools project Ali Reza Yunespour was interviewed about indigo foundation’s work on ABC RN Drive on 9 May. You can download and listen to it here.
- We are now selling the famous Gold Entertainment Books - 20% of all sales come to us, and you get incredible deals on … well, everything! Between $55-70 each they pay for themselves in about 5 seconds flat. We’ve got books for Wollongong, Sydney, Sydney West and Canberra. Perfect for school holidays! click here
- Feeling thirsty? Support us by purchasing some great value indigo foundation wine!
We have teamed up with Prospect Wines to conduct a wine fundraiser. We have selected a range of great value for money wines which have our own label. Every dozen bottles of wine sold will contribute significant funds towards our projects. We encourage you to personally support this wine fundraiser, and also to take orders from your family and friends, and pass this message on to other potential supporters.
Placing an online order is very simple: just click on the link above (top right of the page) and follow the website instructions.
Support Our Work
Our work is only possible as a result of the financial contributions made by our generous donors. Click here to support our work by making a secure donation via www.givenow.com.au.