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The Dreaming Foundation has been established to independent of Government champion, fund and connect to Close the Gap between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Australians.
The Dreaming Foundation will initially receive its primary revenue from the for purpose company The Dreaming Food Group, an Aboriginal owned and controlled company focused on establishing a business of scale and capability with its key focus is on “Closing the Gap” targets and how to fund achieving them.
The Dreaming Foundation will be led by an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led board and taking on the role of Chief Impact Officer will lifelong advocate for First Nations rights, David Liddiard. David has dedicated his life to create better outcomes to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and his role will be to match Aboriginal led organisations who are delivering programs and initiatives to Close the Gap with the Foundation, and to lead the Foundation’s ‘champion’ and ‘connect’ objectives.
A key point of difference for The Dreaming Foundation will be the way in which grants are distributed to have the most impact for Aboriginal led program or initiative funded.
One of the first pieces and most critical pieces of work of The Dreaming Foundation will be to undertake a detailed analysis of all the charities and not for profit organisations that are operating and Australia and working for the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The research will have two main goals:
The Dreaming Foundation will make this piece of research a public document and hopefully encourage the rest of corporate Australia to follow the lead of the Foundation and make a meaningful contribution through direct funding to Close the Gap.