For more than sixty years the Walkley Foundation has championed great journalism and the role it plays in ensuring a fair and democratic society. But in recent times, false news and other online misinformation have become a growing concern, adversely affecting our society’s access to accurate, fair and diverse news stories. In this era of digital disruption newsrooms are shrinking and in-depth, ethical reporting is under threat.
In response to these turbulent times, the Foundation has established the Walkley Public Fund. Through the Fund, we are committed to making a difference to Australia’s media landscape both now and for future Australians.
Our priority funding areas are:
Will you join us?
The Walkley Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and relies on support from corporate organisations, foundations and individuals to develop a wide range of programs including providing scholarships, offering grants and developing tools for increased digital media literacy.
If you would like to join us in building a news ecosystem that is thorough, far-reaching and trusted for today and for future Australians, please donate today. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and every dollar is appreciated. You can donate online or download our donation form here.
Leaving a legacy donation to the Walkley Foundation in your will is a commitment to supporting an informed and engaged society. It’s an important decision to make, but it shouldn’t be a complicated one. Find out more about leaving a bequest here.
Get in touch
If you are interested in learning more about our philanthropic plans or would like to discuss your support with the Foundation further please do not hesitate to contact Helen.Johnstone@walkleys.com or call Helen on (02) 9333 0956.
“Investing in the Walkley Foundation doesn't just support Australian journalism; it makes our democracy stronger, our society fairer and our lives richer.”
Kerry O’Brien, Walkley Foundation Chair
The Walkley Foundation Ltd fund is a tax-deductible fund listed on the Australian Government’s Register of Cultural Organisations maintained under Subdivision 30-B of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.