Photo Credit: Anglicare WA.


Collaboration is a driving principle that underpins everything we do. It is through our partnerships in community and environment that we will continue to build meaningful connections.
Photo: Benjamin Horgan


What we do

Building Communities seeks to empower people to identify their own solutions and drive change. Minderoo Foundation works with organisations, networks and institutions to sustainably meet the needs of our community. We think at a global level and act on a local level.

Community can determine an individual’s future. Minderoo Foundation wants to ensure that all communities can thrive. Our Building Communities initiative supports vulnerable groups, strengthens the health and wellbeing of individuals, increases access to education and services, and aims to build philanthropy at a community level.


We work to foster healthy, strong communities by empowering community-led responses to vulnerability.
Photo Benjamin Horgan.

How we do it

We believe the health and well-being of our most vulnerable is critical. We work with our partners to tackle homelessness, youth mental health, and family and domestic violence. We foster collaboration opportunities by taking a place-based approach to support, and we work to demonstrate the potential of a cashless welfare system as a way to help families – particularly women and children – live safer and healthier lives.

Our Building Communities team is versatile. We work with a wide range of organisations, but they always have a clear strategy, strong leadership and a robust evidence base to deliver measurable outcomes. Through these collaborative, co-created partnerships, we support individuals and organisations to provide real results for vulnerable communities.

With a focus on Western Australia, Minderoo Foundation’s health and well-being partnerships support people in regional and remote communities, particularly in Indigenous communities.