The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation was established in 2008 as a Private Ancillary Fund by Diana Ramsay AO.
The idea of a private foundation honouring the Ramsay name had been a long held dream for Diana and her late husband James, who have both been very active philanthropists throughout their lives.
The aim of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation is to continue to foster excellence in the arts and medical research and will support programs for youth, who through personal circumstances will benefit from empowerment to build strong Foundations for life.
Through solid partnerships we will work with relevant organisations to assist them to deliver their significant impact, effectiveness and sustainability.
In the arts the Foundation is committed to supporting high quality arts programs to encourage a robust arts sector and increase its accessibility.
In the medical field the Foundation is committed to supporting and advancing medical research, scholarships and education.
The Foundation will support programs for youth at risk to help empower young people to build strong foundations for life, as well as offering life-changing educational opportunities.
The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation aims to provide effective grant making decisions through long-term, trust based relationships to ensure strengthened organisations and services to the community. We aim to clearly communicate our expectations, hopes and visions with our funding partners.
Funding can only be granted to organisations that have DGR Item 1 status as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR1) and also have Tax Concession Charity status (TCC) under the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Our emphasis is on providing meaningful contributions to a small number of eligible organisations (predominantly South Australian based). As we continue to support many of our existing partners, often with multi-year funding agreements, we are unable to accept unsolicited grant applications but we do welcome enquiries.