The AIATSIS Foundation is the fundraising arm of AIATSIS and is part of the Engagement, Exhibitions and Commercial Innovations program of AIATSIS.
The purpose of the AIATSIS Foundation is to support the work of AIATSIS in telling the story of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia, by providing advice and guidance on fundraising and partnership strategies.
The Foundation Board reports to, and makes recommendations to the AIATSIS Council and Executive.
Current fundraising priorities
- Dictionary Fund raises revenue for the publication of Australian language dictionaries.
- Songs of Australia Fund raises revenue to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to maintain and renew their song traditions.
- Acquisitions and Fellowships (to launch in 2022) will raise revenue to purchase valuable acquisitions for the AIATSIS Collection that recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as creators and owners of their own knowledge, and will support fellowships to build knowledge and understanding of materials in the AIATSIS Collection.
Donations greater than $2 are tax deductible. We welcome partnerships that enhance the work of AIATSIS.