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.
5:30pm Tuesday 28 October (film starts 6:30pm): We invite you to join writer / director Rolf de Heer for a private screening of his recent award winning film Charlie’s Country. After the movie Rolf de Heer will participate in a Q&A hosted by Ben Ferris.
This internationally acclaimed film raises issues familiar to the indigo foundation’s Nyrripi project – and echoed in many of our other projects around the world. All proceeds go to the indigo foundation. For more information and bookings: Charlie’s Country
Our latest newsletter out now! What’s in it?
An exciting new grassroots project in Otjiwarongo, Namibia; the wonder of art for children in Rote, Indonesia; ‘The indigo camp’, cultural experiences in Nyirripi, Australia; Our think piece about the new global development goals, upcoming events…and more!
Saturday lunch, 20th September, Sydney Calling all indigo foundation women – past, present and future – volunteers, staff and supporters – come and join us in a celebration of … achieving wonderful things together! For more information and booking details click here: indigo foundation women’s lunch 2014 [limited tickets!]
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. 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.
We’re very happy and excited that Board member Susan Engel yesterday was awarded the 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.