Supporting real change in the community

The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation provides financial and non-financial support for worthy and well-run organisations in all walks of life, especially in education, youth and social inclusion, the indigenous community, sport and well-being, and selected community interests. We have to date supported over 100 organisations and causes. We aim to make an impact, not a statement, and seek to assist deserving organisations in meaningful ways over and above pure financial support. 

“We aim to make an impact,
not a statement.”

The Foundation aspires:
  • To invest in well-run organisations and social enterprises which can make a real difference to worthy causes; and
  • To reinvest in the communities which have benefited both John and Myriam and their family and the external directors of the JAMWF.

In November 2021, the John and Myriam Wylie Foundation were announced as recipients of the Creative Partnerships Australia Philanthropy Leadership Award.

Creative Partnerships Awards recognise passionate Australians who are invested allies helping create an impact within Australia’s vibrant and adaptable arts sector. Because of the disruptions caused by the pandemic, the Awards ceremony was held on 7 March 2022 in Adelaide, in presence of The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, The Hon. Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia, Dr. Richard Dammery and Fiona Menzies, respectively Chair and CEO of CPA.

This was a lovely evening with other recipients including Scott Hutchinson – Business Leadership Award; Nick and Sophie Dunstone – Emerging Philanthropy Leadership Award; Chris Howlett and Adele Schonhardt – Arts Leadership Award.

Our charities

We invest in organisations with a clear culture of mission, outcomes, cost-effectiveness and transparency, in areas where there is a real need. We like organisations that consider us financial partners and investors, rather than passive donors.

Some Examples


EdConnect Australia trains and supports volunteers to work in local schools, providing a safety net for young people who might otherwise struggle to realise their potential – in school and life. Read more…

Teach for Australia

Teach For Australia is a not for profit that exists to confront and challenge educational inequity head-on. We’re fighting for every child in Australia. Read more…

Aurora Education Foundation

Our vision is a society in which First Nations Peoples determine their own education and career aspirations through life-long learning, shaping a new narrative for Indigenous Australia and Australia’s future. Read more…

The John and Myriam Wylie Foundation aims to make donation grants from the capital or annual income on the foundation capital to DGR-registered charitable institutions that accord with the objectives of the principals.

It is privately funded by John and Myriam and incurs no administration costs. Its directors are John and Myriam, and independent director, Roger Harley, David Birkbeck, Treasurer.

Charity Events & Video

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