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.
“I love journalism. I started out as a bright young journo at 18 and journalism has been a glorious thread running throughout my career. Quality journalism helps create the kind of community I want to live in. Let’s have more great news coverage, brilliant analysis and inspirational investigations. Particularly now. That’s why I’ve made a bequest to the Walkley Foundation.”
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“Investing in the Walkley Foundation doesn't just support Australian journalism; it makes our democracy stronger, our society fairer and our lives richer.”
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.