The James and Diana Ramsay Foundation was established in 2008 by Diana Ramsay AO.

Our purpose is to honour the legacy of James and Diana Ramsay and their spirit of generosity. The Foundation aims to impact the lives of many people by fostering excellence in the arts, health innovations and programs for young people.


Grant Funding

We aim to impact the lives of many people by fostering excellence across our three key themes.

Championing a robust arts sector, increasing accessibility to the arts, and creating career pathway opportunities.

Encouraging opportunities to explore and progress health innovations.

Supporting programs which promote wellbeing and resilience in young people.

Our Impact

$19 million

Over $19 million of grants awarded


Over 220 projects supported


Young South Australians reached

Operation Flinders

This week Operation Flinders launched their High Ropes Course, a new adventure experience for young people attending the eight-day Operation Flinders program.

It is expected that more than 550 young people will use high ropes course as part of their 100km trek across the outback property this year.

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The Australian Ballet

In celebration of The Australian Ballet’s 60th anniversary season the company has today announced a reimagined Swan Lake will be taking fight in 2023, enabled by a unique partnership with the company’s generous friends and philanthropic supporters.

James and Diana always admired and enjoyed the visual and performing arts and supporting The Australian Ballet during their lives was their absolute joy We are thrilled to support The Australian Ballet, while also honouring the 100th anniversary of James Ramsay’s birth in 2023.

Image: Branco Gaica, Artists of The Australian Ballet in Anne Woolliams’ Swan Lake 1983

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Youth Focus Group

In February 2022, the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation (JDRF) convened a workshop for leaders of our grant recipient organisations working with young people….

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