Systems change and philanthropy: Taking risks and achieving greater impact

What can be achieved when a global group of philanthropic foundations come together to explore what risk looks like when trying to achieve greater impact through systems change for complex problems?  We aimed to explore this by working with the Social Innovation Exchange and their Funders Node – the bringing together of over 50 different foundations from around the world. In an Australian first, a funders retreat was held with participants from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, Germany, South Africa and Denmark to go deep on issues relating to systems…

New grant round open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our second public grant round focusing on discovery. The Discovery Fund is a grant program designed to support organisations seeking to find answers, answers that will provide the information and evidence needed to address significant health issues. Discovery Fund grants are here to support the brave, those asking questions and entering into the unknown. We know how South Australia compares on many different health indicators, but often we don’t know why or how to change this. These grants aim to assist in getting the evidence and…

Data is key to improving Aboriginal health outcomes

There are countless reports, strategies, programs and policies aimed at ‘closing the gap’ for Aboriginal people across South Australia, with most focusing on a state-wide level of reporting and monitoring. And yet, it is known that some Aboriginal communities have better health and social outcomes than other Aboriginal communities.  The ‘why’ some communities fare better than others is often unknown. Involving Aboriginal communities in making decisions about their health and well-being is essential to achieve better outcomes for this population. As communities, service providers and policy makers attempt to advance…

Funding priorities for 2018

The end of 2017 saw the Fay Fuller Foundation sit back and reflect on the funding granted to date, and with the passing of our Founder, our future priorities for impact.  We have been asked many times whether our priorities will change, when the next Discovery Grant Round will be and when we may accept unsolicited proposals. As a part of the process of understanding where the Fay Fuller Foundation can have the greatest impact in South Australia, a pivotal piece of research to understand health priorities has been commissioned….

A legacy that will continue

It is with great sadness the that the Fay Fuller Foundation shares the passing of our Founder who was laid to rest earlier this week.  Margaret Fay Fuller (Fay), was generous over many, many years, earlier through her individual giving and in more recent years via the Foundation that bears her name. Fay leaves a legacy that will continue to impact South Australians for generations to come and the Foundation will fondly remember her in all that we do.  Fay will be sadly missed.