The Minderoo Foundation was established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001 and was originally known as the Australian Children’s Trust. The Foundation’s work was based on the mandate to give a hand up, not a hand out and that ethos remains today. Since establishment the Foundation has supported over 250 initiatives across Australia and internationally in pursuit of a range of causes. These include fighting modern slavery, ending Indigenous disadvantage, ensuring all children in Australia thrive by five, strengthening arts, culture and community through partnerships, and attracting the world’s best minds to Western Australia.
Over AU$245 million has been committed and given by Andrew and Nicola Forrest to the Foundation and philanthropic causes since its inception. The focus going forward is in six key areas; fighting modern slavery; ending indigenous disadvantage; ensuring all children in Australia thrive by five; nurturing new talent in the arts; strengthening community based partnerships; and attracting the world’s best minds to Western Australia.
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“It’s one thing to know about a terrible problem and not be able to fix it; it is another to know about the problem and have the means to do something about it.”