What We Fund

Daniel Crooks; Structured Light - National Gallery of Australia. Photo courtesy of Daniel Crooks

The Balnaves Foundation supports eligible organisations across Australia that aim to create a better Australia through education, medicine and the arts with a focus on young people, the disadvantaged and Indigenous Australia.

Innovative Solutions

Where positive outcomes reach beyond the immediate activity


Passionate, driven, ambitious and the capacity to deliver

Strong Commitment

From an organisation and its leaders, to the project or program

Deep Engagement

The opportunity to add value beyond the financial

Current Grants

Adelaide Festival has delighted audiences for over 55 years with an outstanding mix of internationally
Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) cements Adelaide’s place on the international stage as a hub of
The Art Gallery of New South Wales, founded in 1871 presents fine international and Australian
The Art Gallery of South Australia, founded in 1881 is home to one of Australia's
The Australian Museum, established in 1827 in Sydney, was Australia’s first public museum and has
Bangarra is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation and one of Australia’s leading performing
Belvoir is one of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed theatre companies. It engages Australia’s prominent
The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing, and treating mental illness.
Ensemble is Australia’s longest, continuously running professional theatre company. It produces live theatre of the
Garvan Institute is one of Australia’s leading Medical Research Centres working on interlinked causes from
Guardian Australia, launched in 2013 is a free premium digital news site in Australia, with
ILBIJERRI is one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by First Nations artists.
The Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) is an integral part of the life of the Faculty
James Cook University (JCU) aims to create a brighter future for life in the Tropics
Kaldor Public Art Projects has played a critical part in Australia’s contemporary art history starting
Mosman Art Gallery is a leading cultural institution within Sydney that aims to be a
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia is located on one of the most spectacular sites on
National Gallery of Australia, located in Canberra, is the Commonwealth of Australia's national cultural institution
The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) is Australia’s leading centre for education and training
Red Line Productions has grown to become one of Australia’s leading professional independent theatre presenters
The Sorrento Writers Festival is a new, not-for-profit cultural and community organisation that aims to
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, in association with its affiliated research institutes and universities, endeavours to
Story Factory is a creative writing centre for young people based in Redfern and Parramatta. They
Sydney Dance Company is a legendary force in Australian contemporary dance. The Company has appeared
Taldumande Youth Services is a not-for-profit organisation that supports vulnerable and homeless children and young
TarraWarra Museum of Art is a visual arts museum located in the Yarra Valley, Victoria.
The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra is the national Baroque music flagship. It is a world leader
University of New South Wales, Medicine is one of the world’s top 50 medical faculties.
The Unwired Mental Health Project will test the use of wearable e-health devices to maximise
The West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) is WA’s state orchestra and the state’s largest employer
Since 2005, Yalari has been providing Indigenous children from regional and remote communities across Australia