Looking for a Christmas Gift?
Opening The Doors Foundation is selling Christmas Ornaments.
All funds raised go directly to supporting education costs for First Nations students. Buy one or take the pledge to sell a pack or two at your school, parish or community!
Black and White Stories
Recently, Co-Founders of the Foundation, Vicki Clark OAM and John Arthur OAM joined the Black and White Stories podcast to share the story of how Opening The Doors Foundation has grown over the last two decades.
Listen to the full podcast below.
A Letter To My Grandchildren
Some Words From Our Chairperson
At our most recent forum in partnership with Garratt Publishing, Vicki Clark OAM reflected on her experiences and shared her thoughts on self-determination and the Voice to Parliament in a letter to her grandchildren. Listen to her below.
2024 Grant Round
The 2024 Grant Round will open in October. If you have any questions, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Foundation supports the extra costs associated with schooling for Aboriginal students around Victoria. These costs not otherwise funded from government or other educational funding sources, such as school uniforms, books, school camps and other school associated costs.
The Foundation is Aboriginal led and listens to the diverse needs of Victorian Aboriginal families. We know that families know the educational needs of their children and private a safe support system to establish self determination
SOME WORDS FROM OUR FAMILIES
"The program is a great assistance to many including ourselves who are a one working parent family. It is a great relief with the cost of school which is greatly appreciated."
"Opening The Doors is doing a great job in supporting Koorie youth to stay at school and get the best education possible."
"I am grateful for these grants for our children and the kind people who donate to them, If it was not for the Opening The Doors Foundation, I would really struggle with school costs. So thank you very much!"
"The Foundation's grant allowed us to purchase all of his books, stationery, and uniforms to make it easier for Max to undertake his current year level. The grant is excellent and allows us to give our children a better opportunity to strive and achieve results and feel comfortable doing it."
"Ellie has enjoyed her first year of secondary school. It was a big leap from primary school to Secondary School and in particular the academic leap into an Independent school. We gratefully thank Opening The Doors Foundation for your assistance with books and uniforms to make the transition so much easier for Ellie and far less stressful for us, her parents!"
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Your Donation will be used to help the Foundation empower and support Aboriginal families.
You can make a one of or regular donation OR make donations through our Workplace Giving Program.
No matter how big or how small, your contribution helps keeps the doors open.