Welcome

We are a thought leadership organisation. We work on collaborative projects to inspire action for a fairer world, building on the legacy of the late Premier, Don Dunstan.

The Don Dunstan Foundation was established in 1999 to bring together research, policy makers and community groups to meet social needs in South Australia.

We are a registered charity and focus on social justice issues through public events, collaborative projects and research. Our current areas of focus are:

  • growing the purpose economy through the Social Capital Residencies
  • ending street homelessness in the inner city as part of the Adelaide Zero Project
  • supporting multiculturalism by way of a migration and population growth network
  • mental health awareness with our annual AdMental Event, and
  • Aboriginal economic development and reconciliation through a range of efforts.

The supporters of the Don Dunstan Foundation are drawn together by a shared vision of a democratic society that celebrates the values set out by our founder, the late Premier Don Dunstan:

  • Cultural diversity
  • The freedom of individuals to control their lives
  • The just distribution of global wealth
  • Democratic and inclusive forms of governance
  • Respect for fundamental human rights
  • Respect for Indigenous people and protection of their rights.

We encourage you to consider getting involved as a volunteer, partner, subscriber or donor – or just get in touch about whatever ideas you have to inspire action for a fairer world.

To learn more about what we do, please sign up to our mailing list and check out our latest newsletter.

Originally established as a charitable trust, the Don Dunstan Foundation Ltd was incorporated as a Public Company Limited by Guarantee in 2016.

The Don Dunstan Foundation is a registered charity (ABN 14 614 345 149).