about us

indigo foundation is an innovative, independent community development organisation based in Australia. We commit ourselves to long-term respectful partnerships with local community-based organisations.

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

For almost 20 years, we have supported grassroots organisations in some of the most marginalised communities around the world to define and implement their development goals – be that getting children into school and training teachers, empowering girls and women or supporting cooperative garden initiatives to improve food security. Over time we have built a strong reputation for delivering exceptional, cost-effective and transformative results.

Our programs are guided by the principles of community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity. We listen to the needs of the community and work with them to develop programs in education, 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 currently support 11 projects across seven countries -Afghanistan, India, Indonesia,  Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Namibia. These projects are driven by the communities we work with and focus on improving education and health outcomes, empowering girls and women and strengthening local community organisations.

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.

governance: Indigo Foundation Inc ABN 81 765 707 413 is an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 2009 (NSW). Our registered address is PO Box 362, Figtree NSW 2525. We are a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profit Commission and we comply with the ACNC’s Governance Standards.

charitable status: Indigo Foundation Inc is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charitable organisation (DGR1). You can read our rules here.  As a tax deductible gift recipient, donations over $2 to the indigo foundation Relief Fund for overseas projects are tax deductible for Australian taxation purposes

child protection: indigo foundation is a child-safe organisation. All staff and volunteers sign a Code of Conduct for Working with Children and Young People and all representatives visiting community partners have a current Working with Children Clearance.

feedback and complaints: We welcome feedback and complaints. Our complaints policy and procedures are available on our website here.

policies: Copies of key policies are available on our website, including our privacy policy, complaints policy and our working with children and young people policy.