Philanthropic Pledge to YES for Voice

On 28 April 2023, an alliance of some of Australia’s leading philanthropic foundations declared their support for the Voice. These funders and others who have since joined the pledge are listed on this page. If you wish for your support of the Voice to be acknowledged through the philanthropic pledge, which calls for the need for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have a say in the matters that affect them through an Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Voice, please read the Philanthropic Pledge below and contact Adam Ognall by emailing [email protected]

The pledgers

  • Alberts | The Tony Foundation
  • Annamila First Nations Foundation
  • Australian Communities Foundation
  • Balnaves Foundation
  • Barlow Impact Group
  • Besen Family Foundation
  • CAGES Foundation
  • Dusseldorp Forum
  • Eisen Family Private Fund
  • Equity Trustees (various trusts and foundations)
  • Ferris Family Foundation
  • Georgina Byron
  • Hansen Little Foundation
  • Heath Family Fund
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Macdoch Foundation
  • Maple-Brown Family Foundation
  • McLean Foundation
  • Naomi Milgrom Foundation
  • Nelson Meers Foundation
  • Oranges & Sardines Foundation
  • Paul Ramsay Foundation
  • Perpetual
  • Reichstein Foundation
  • Siddle Family Foundation
  • Sir Andrew Fairley Foundation
  • Skrzynski Family Sky Foundation
  • Sydney Community Foundation
  • The Keys Family
  • The Myer Foundation
  • The Ross Trust
  • The Scully Fund
  • The Snow Foundation
  • Tripple
  • Wyatt Trust
  • Plus anonymous donors

Pledgers marked in bold have made a pledge of $100,000 or above.

Philanthropic Pledge

For more than 60,000 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have had a unique connection with the land, seas and waters across Australia.  

This year, we have a historic opportunity to formally recognise First Nations peoples in the Constitution and ensure they have a say in the matters that affect them by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice.  

The vision for Voice emerged from nearly a decade of engagement, dialogue and consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and is expressed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Now, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has committed to a referendum on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice in this term of government.

This is an opportunity for all Australians to have their say, to unify and say YES to a better future for this country.  

We say YES. 

We pledge to financially supporting a YES campaign. 

We give this support because this is a critical moment in Australia’s history. Because a YES vote is a vote for stronger communities. Because we are committed to improving the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across these lands, seas and waters.  

Working with First Nations-led organisations and programs around the country, we understand that the best outcomes emerge when the voices of those affected are heard.  

We need to be guided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experiences, learning side by side as we walk together towards our shared goals. A Voice guarantees a way do this as a nation. 

Giving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples a say in their future will make a positive and practical difference and will build a brighter future for all Australians.  Join us in saying YES to Voice

Further information

Media Release: Philanthropy says Yes with pledge to support the Voice

The Voice to Parliament and the Role of Philanthropy

Statement by Philanthropy Australia on the Voice referendum