The Neilson Foundation

The Neilson Foundation was established in 2007 to support both the arts, and charities that work towards social cohesion.

The Foundation has distributed over 70 million dollars to such causes since its inception.

Organisations we have supported

Australian Chamber Orchestra
Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust
Sydney Theatre Company
University of Technology Sydney
The Wayside Chapel
Sydney Festival
Starlight Foundation
Sydney Dance Company
Friends of the Mater
Anti-Slavery Australia
Chain Reaction
Biennale of Sydney
Black Dog Institute
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Kaldor Public Art Projects
Full Stop Foundation
Operation Smile
Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Sir David Martin Foundation
Women’s Community Shelters
Bell Shakespeare
Documentary Australia Foundation
Birthing Kit Foundation
Earbus Foundation
Salvation Army
Médecins Sans Frontières
Catherine Hamlin Fistula Foundation
Queensland Arts Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art
National Gallery of Victoria
Refugee Advice and Casework Service
Art Gallery of South Australia
Spinal Cure Australia
Victor Chang
White Rabbit Gallery

Foundation Governance

The Neilson Foundation has two board directors and  a gifting committee comprising  three members. The gifting committee meets at least once a year to review the progress of the programmes that are being supported.

News and Announcements

The Neilson Foundation is a philanthropic trust established in 2007 by the Neilson family to provide support to charitable enterprises in Australia and abroad.

Contact Us

While we welcome your comments and feedback, the Foundation does not solicit or wish to receive requests for funding from any organisations or individuals.