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.

‘good gifts’ for the festive season




Why not celebrate the festive season this year by giving an indigo foundation ‘good gift’ to your friends and loved ones? Your donation will go a long way to supporting the poor and marginalised communities we partner with and your friend or loved one will receive a beautiful indigo foundation card.

Find out how to give a ‘good gift’ here.

indigo foundation wine

We have teamed up with Prospect Wines, one of Australia’s major wine distributors to bring you a selection of indigo foundation wines perfect for the festive season – high quality, great prices and for a fantastic cause to boot! Sourced from the Hunter Valley, Marlborough, Coonawarra, Griffith, McLaren Vale and other great wine regions. Every dozen bottles of wine sold will contribute $48 towards our projects. Every dollar goes a long way for the communities that we partner with.

You can order online by clicking the ‘buy wine’ button to the right.  Thank you!

Latest news! 

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!


Thanks to everyone who came along to our private screening of award-winning film Charlie’s Country. And a big thanks to acclaimed writer/director Rolf de Heer who generously offered his time to support indigo foundation and participate in a Q&A hosted by Sydney Film School’s Ben Ferris.


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 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.

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

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