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 $98.7 million dollars to such causes since its inception.

Organisations we have supported

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

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.