New grant partnership: SAHMRI

The Fay Fuller Foundation is excited to announce our newest grant partnership with Dr Odette Gibson and her team at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Funding of $844,000 has been committed for the South Australian Aboriginal Health Landscape project.  The Landscape project will report on the health, social and economic conditions that affect the health of populations to better understand the needs of Aboriginal peoples in South Australia.  It will also provide an evidence base for policy development, service planning and…

New grant partnership: University of South Australia

In February 2017 the Fay Fuller Foundation were thrilled to enter into a new partnership with Dr Gabrielle Todd at the University of South Australia to continue her research on the long-term effects of methamphetamine use. The use of methamphetamine in South Australia has doubled in the past four years and research has revealed a concerning similarity between the brains of young methamphetamine users and older people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. The Foundation’s investment of over $230,000 will allow Dr Todd and her team to not only…

New grant partnership: Cure4CF Foundation

The Fay Fuller Foundation is delighted to announce our new partnership with Cure4CF Foundation to progress world-leading research into a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). The two-year $670,000 project will establish and use the first Australian CF rat colony to test the effectiveness of corrective gene therapy on CF lung health.  It will also use a revolutionary x-ray imaging technology, which can map airflow during breathing, to accurately measure changes in lung health. The work is underway at the Allan Scott CF Research Laboratory at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital…

Ad Mental – a fun take on mental health messaging

We are proud to be partnering with the Don Dunstan Foundation during Public Health Week to bring a fun event to the general public focusing on mental health. What does a preventative mental health message, much like Slip, Slop, Slap for cancer prevention, look like? Two of Adelaide’s best creative agencies will battle it out with a short TV advertisement they’ve developed to tackle that question.  A panel discussion with marketing and mental health experts will follow.  Hosted by comedian Greg Fleet it will be a fun and thought provoking…

Your funding, your way

Anyone who works in philanthropy would agree that one of the best parts of the job is to call grant partners and let them know that their application for funding was successful.  In the last couple of weeks, the Fay Fuller Foundation has committed to almost $3m in new funding agreements and half of this funding is going to new organisations we have not previously had a relationship with.  It has been a fun couple of weeks! The Board and staff of the Foundation are stewards of Fay’s generosity, but…