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We are a small, innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia. We partner with local community partners around the world to empower women and girls, improve education and health outcomes and defend human rights. We invest in building the power and capacity of local organisations.



our community partners

Dorcas, Anna and Clara outside the HAKO Resource Centre and Safe House. The safe house has seen a spike in clients seeking assistance from family violence since the pandemic

We work with local partners to improve health outcomes and safety for women, like our partnership with the Hako Women’s Collective in Bougainville who runs a Safe House for women and children facing family and sexual violence.

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We support food security initiatives, like our partnership with PEKKA NTT and Lua Lemba in Eastern Timor with a thriving network of women-run cooperative gardens producing food, generating income and building women’s leadership.

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We work with refugee communities in Australia to support school-building and teacher-training programs in Afghanistan and Wedweil in South Sudan to improve education outcomes, especially for girls and young women.

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Put the power back into the hands of women in Timor Leste.

JDN, indigo’s most recent community partner, is a youth led organisation working on the issues most impacting their lives in Timor Leste’s capital Dili. They understand that GBV is not just a women’s issue – it is a human rights issue that affects everyone.
At indigo we’re committed to supporting more community partners in the Asia Pacific region to improve the safety, education and economic empowerment of women and girls.
With your support today we hope to raise $65,000 to recommit another three years of funding to JDN as well as expand to new partnerships in our region.

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indigo foundation strategy 2023 – 2027

This has been developed through much consultation with significant stakeholders, including our partnership coordinators, our advisors, our Board and our staff.

It sets what we see as an ambitious agenda to expand and deepen our impact and clearly lays out the outcomes we are working for. We will measure our success across three dimensions – communities leading their development; improvements in individual & community wellbeing and broader societal and systems change to address structural inequalities and discrimination.

And as with everything indigo, the first thing we offer is respect.

We hope you enjoy the read!

Read our strategy here

Sydney Spring Social

Please join us for a relaxed evening of community, conversation and stories of impact. Hosted by the wonderful Verity Firth, finger food and a glass of bubbly is included in the cost.

 This is a family friendly event with raffles, a live and a silent auction, a wine grab and lots of conversation about our local partners and how they support women and children in their communities.

Tickets are limited, so book early!

Adults are $50 each and children under 15 years are free.

if you are not able to attend on the night, please consider purchasing a sponsorship ticket which will allow us to invite a community member who may not otherwise be able to attend, or you can make a donation to support our community partners.


2023 City to Surf

A huge thank you to the 72 donors who donated $5,934 for our 8 member City to Surf team on Sunday, August 13/8/2023.

The much needed funds will go to communities in Afghanistan, India and Indonesia. The event had a fun and heartwarming community spirit and many volunteers, much like Indigo Foundation (Australia)

Funds raised through indigo foundation’s city to surf 2023 run will enable our grassroots partners in to support women and children to be strong, safe and independent, through addressing issues of family violence, domestic workers rights, sexual health and gender justice.

Its not too late to make a gift to say well done Team indigo.


Zoom classes and secret schools: efforts to continue educating Afghan girls

Saturday August 19, saw the second anniversary of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan , following the US withdrawal of troops.

Saturday Extra, presented by Geraldine Doogue on Radio National broadcast a conversation about the significant changes for women and girls under the new regime and how there continues to be some creative support to continue to provide access to education for them.

Guests were Dr Ali Reza Yunespour, academic internships coordinator at the University of Melbourne and former Afghan refugee. Board member of Community Refugee Sponsorship Australia and volunteer partnership coordinator with indigo foundation. together with Hawa Ahmadi, recent Afghan refugee now settled in Adelaide and involved with the Afghan Australian Women Association.