Photo Credit: Indigenous Eye Health Unit – University of Melbourne.


Community projects

Our communities are inclusive, healthy, resilient and safe from conflict

Stronger communities

Community can determine an individual’s future. Minderoo wants to ensure that all communities have the opportunity to thrive. Our Community Projects portfolio supports vulnerable groups recovering from conflict or natural disasters, strengthens the health and wellbeing of individuals, increases access to education and aims to build philanthropy at a community level.

Real results for vulnerable people

Our Community Projects 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. We think at a global level and act on a local level.

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

In times of great need, like in the wake of natural disasters, we work with local communities to provide both in-kind support and assistance to help rebuild. We also partner with international organisations to assist communities during and after conflict, through both mediation and humanitarian assistance.

Supporting Australian philanthropy

The philanthropic sector continues to grow in Australia and Minderoo is at the leading edge. We are working to enable individual and community-based philanthropy wherever possible, with a goal of ensuring the results are felt further across the community. We believe every individual has the potential to contribute positively to the world around them. Together we can create a healthy, harmonious and thriving society.

Key partners

Gurama Yani U

Gurama Yani U works to empower men from the Fitzroy Valley community by creating jobs through their enterprise program as well as providing health and wellbeing programs to support the community.

Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue’s (HD) mission is to prevent, mitigate and resolve armed conflicts, through dialogue and mediation.

University of Melbourne – Indigenous Eye Health Unit

The Indigenous Eye Health program aims to close the gap for vision for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through world-leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation.

Maiti Nepal

Maiti Nepal works to protect Nepalese women and children from crimes such as human trafficking and abuse. In addition to its awareness raising and advocacy, it provides counselling, legal and health services, as well as rehabilitation including shelter and education.

Impact100 WA

Impact100 WA is a collaborative giving group that pools its donations to make a significant difference in areas of need. 100 members each give $1,000 and one vote to decide where that $100,000 goes.


Lifeline WA provides all Western Australians experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide with access to 24-hour crisis supports and suicide prevention services.

Talent Beyond Boundaries

Talent Beyond Boundaries envisions a world where refugees can rebuild their lives while contributing to the global economy. Talent Beyond Boundaries empowers the private sector to remotely recruit and sponsor refugees to work and build new lives in Australia.

Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services

Ishar provides inclusive, holistic and culturally sensitive services for women and their families, promoting healthy communities. They do this through three service streams of women’s health, family support and carers’ support programs.

Anglicare WA

Anglicare WA aims to drive positive outcomes with those in need and to challenge barriers to thriving. Anglicare WA provides access to affordable transitional housing, educational and employment opportunities, and stable networks for young people to move on from homelessness, to gain independence and reach their full potential.

Australian Community Philanthropy

Australian Community Philanthropy is the peak body for community foundations in Australia. Minderoo Foundation’s support seeks to strengthen community philanthropy in WA, through helping to establish additional community foundations, and providing invaluable insight and experience to build the sector.

Project members

Louise Olney
Communities and Environment Lead
Megan Wallis
Building Community Coordinator
Nina Derbyshire
Reporting and Impact Manager