Only through the power of philanthropy can you help us reach our goals. Your investment allows the Australian Museum (AM) to achieve its vision as being a leading voice for the richness of life, the earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific.

You can support a specific project or give towards our Annual Fund and your donation will be used where it is needed most.

Donations to the Australian Museum Foundation (AMF) have enabled the AM to:

  • Remain at the forefront of Australian scientific research
  • Acquire and safely preserve cultural artefacts for generations to enjoy
  • Respect and affirm First Nations cultural values, practices and stories
  • Offer education programs to young people including those from regional and rural Australia

The AMF is a not-for-profit organisation that exists solely to raise funds to support projects across the AM, from research and collections to cultural and education programs.

Donations of $2 and over are fully tax-deductible*.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today.

Our supporters

The Australian Museum Foundation would like to acknowledge the generous support of those who help the Australian Museum achieve its vision as being a leading voice for the richness of life, the earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific.

The Australian Museum Foundation is a charitable trust, the purpose of which is to raise funds to support projects across the Australian Museum. Learn more about our Directors:

Mr David Feetham - Chair

Ms Fiona Sinclair - Deputy Chair

Mr Massimo Belgiorno-Nettis

Mr Warwick Evans

Ms Amanda Hing

Ms Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz

Ms Kim McKay AO

Ms Kristina Stefanova

Mr Su-Ming Wong

Mr Andrew Yates

The Australian Museum Foundation (AMF) raises funds for the Australian Museum to achieve its vision. Only through the power of philanthropy, can you help us reach our goals.

We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of our major donors and bequests as listed below, including those who have donated anonymously.

To join our list of generous supporters, please do not hesitate to contact us on:


T +61 2 9320 6216

Lifetime Patron

Sir David Attenborough OM CH CVO CBE

Platinum Leadership Gifts

The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation
The Macdoch Foundation
The late Patricia McDonald

Gold Leadership Gifts

Estate of the late Marjorie Helen Molesworth
The late Patricia Porritt
Sherman Foundation


David & Megan Armstrong
The Balnaves Foundation
The Carrawa Foundation
Estate of the late Clarence E Chadwick
Etheridge Descendants
Warwick Evans
Chris & Gina Grubb
Alison & Bill Hayward OAM
Mary Holt & the late Dr John Holt
Anna Josephson & Rickard Gardell
Lansdowne Foundation
Diccon & Elizabeth Loxton
Ann Macintosh Trust
Memocorp Australia Pty Ltd
Minderoo Foundation
Neilson Foundation
The Paradice Family Foundation
Robert Rich
Brian Sherman AM & Dr Gene Sherman AM
Vonwiller Foundation
Estate of the the late Cameron 'Ivan' Walsh
Charles Warman Foundation
Estate of the late Gwendoline A West
Wollemi Capital


Robert Otto Albert AO RFD RD
The John Spencer Dickinson Family
Claude & Maryanne Gauchat
Belinda Gibson & Jim Murphy
Ian Hardy
Kemper & Marina
Judy Lee
Catherine Livingstone AO & Michael Satterthwaite
Gretel Packer AM
Purcell Family Endowment Fund
John T Reid Charitable Trusts
Estate of the late Eileen Silk
Martin Terry
Graeme Wood Foundation

President's Circle

David & Caroline Feetham
The Berg Family Foundation
Crozier Family Fund
Drs Gary Holmes & Anne Reeckmann
Bruce Jenkins
James N Kirby Foundation
Kristina Stefanova & James Schultz
Dick & Pip Smith Foundation
Tony Sukkar AM & Josephine Sukkar AM
Troy Suttor
Wavish Family Charitable Trust

Director's Circle

Antoinette Albert
Dr Charles Barnes
Prof Larissa Behrendt AO
Mike & Helen Cannon-Brookes
Philip Chronican
Louise Cox
Jennifer Crivelli
Dr Zeny Edwards OAM
Hartzer Family Endowment
Brian & Georgy Hartzer
Dr Janice Hirshorn & Dr George Jacobs
JIBB Foundation
Rosemary Lucas
Jeffrey Simpson
Kristina Stefanova & James Schultz
Robyn Williams AO & Dr Jonica Newby
Su-Ming Wong


James & Belinda Allen
Martin & Ursula Armstrong
Alice Arnott Oppen OAM
Paul Bailey
K Barr
Ken & Roddy Bell
Simon & Jordana Benson
Robert & Linda Biancardi
Christine Bishop
Natalia Bradshaw
Jane Bridge & Michael Lambert
Chestnut Tree Foundation
Margot & Stephanie Chinneck
Phillip Cordony
Phillip Cornwell & Cecilia Rice
Margaret & Peter Donovan
Lily W Mung Endowment
Amanda Farrar
Susan Foster
Luke Harris
David & Alexa Haslingden
Kate Hayward
Amanda & Mark Hing
Peter & Louise Homel
Arthur Inglis
Fiona James
Shauna Jarrett & The Hon Greg Pearce
Dr Roderic Kefford AM
Violeta Kelly
Warwick Klabe
Estate of the Late Denis Stanley Klein
John Leece AM
Elaine MacDonald
Helen McCombie
Kim McKay AO
Dr Marilyn McMurchie
Stephen Neille
John Pearson
Simon Perrott
Renee Pollack Foundation
Judy Ranka and Bert Van Der Broek
Drs Jane & Neville Rowden
Andrew and Jacqui Sherlock
Fiona Sinclair
John Stitt and Christina Stitt-Ditfurth
Dr Robin Torrence
Vera Vargassoff
Therese Wales and Agnes Chew Legacy
Wendy Walker
Rachel White
Ray Wilson OAM
Stephen Wilson & Rachel Hawkeswood
The Yong Family

Council of Governors

Belinda Gibson
David Handley AM
Virginia Judge
Emeritus Professor Amanda Lawson
Catherine Livingstone AO
Paul Connor
Chris Grubb
Robyn Williams AO
David Rickards
Natalia Bradshaw
Diccon Loxton

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Contact us

To learn more about supporting an area of interest or to discuss any feedback and ideas on fundraising, please contact our Development team on (02) 9320 6216 or or through the enquiry form below.

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