About Us

indigo foundation is an innovative, independent community development organisation based in Australia.

Children of Kushkak, Borjegai line up for school assembly in the quadrangle of their new school © Salman Jan

Children of Kushkak, Borjegai line up for school assembly in the quadrangle of their new school

Guided by the principles of community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity we work with community based organisations to effect real change. We listen to the needs of the community and work with them to develop programs in education, public health and capacity building. Our aim is to empower communities to access resources, and have control over decisions that determine their basic needs and human rights. We do this by providing financial and technical assistance.

We currently support projects in Afghanistan, India, Indonesia, Cambodia,  Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda, Namibia and Australia.

We operate through a virtual office, keeping administrative costs to a minimum. We are independent of government funding and value transparency, providing accurate information on our finances, achievements and challenges.

We are a listed charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and we have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) registration with the Australian Tax Office so we can accept donations from individuals or organisations. Any donations over $2 to our overseas programs are tax deductible.