Painting at Oeleot
girls in lessons Borjegai
Participants in the Cultural Strengthening program_Nyirripi, Australia © TBC

We are a small, innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. Community led and volunteer based, we look at development differently – we commit ourselves to long term respectful partnerships and use an approach which values community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity.



our projects


Our Budaka project in Eastern Uganda supports the education, well-being and social inclusion of orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV.

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We support the health and wellbeing of women and children in Rote, Indonesia through targeted education and food security programs.

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In  Nyirripi, Central Australia we support community led  ‘camps on country’ that teach culture, country and ceremony to children and young people.

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JUNE APPEAL: A massive thank you to our generous community supporters! With you, we broke through our target of raising $77,500 by 30 June and we are in a strong position to scale up our community-led projects in the coming year.

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To celebrate over 15 years of partnership with Lua Lemba in the arid remote island of Rote, Indonesia, we made this video to mark the impact of the program across health, education, women’s empowerment and culture.

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2015 was a full and rewarding year for indigo foundation and our partner communities. Please have a read of our 2015 annual report to find out the stories, achievements and lessons from our projects

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latest events

Indigo Foundation Dinner Canberra 2016

Our 6th annual Canberra dinner in May at the National Press Club was a fantastic success and a great night out. Thanks so much to the many people who came and helped make it such a successful night, celebrating 15 years of partnering with Lua Lemba in Rote, Indonesia.

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WEC panel invitation

Please join us 6pm 14 September at UTS in Sydney for an inspiring and thought-provoking panel discussion on women in Afghanistan. Hosted by the ABC’s Virginia Haussegger and with speakers including Nasima Rahmani from the Women’s Empowerment Centre in Kabul and Fairfax Chief Political Correspondent Mark Kenny, it should be a great evening.

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Victorian friends, please save the date for our second annual fundraising event in Melbourne. Join us for a cocktail evening on Wednesday 5 October from 5:30pm at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre where we’ll be showcasing indigo foundation’s empowerment work for girls and women and celebrating 16 years of partnership with Lua Lemba in Indonesia.