Named after siblings, Carla, Anthony and GEmma Salteri, CAGES Foundation has been walking alongside First Nations’ communities for almost 15 years, focusing on strengthening the early years sector.

Our partners

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Image courtesy of Maari Ma Health

Community-led


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the knowledge, skills and ways of working to best respond to their community’s needs and create lasting change.

Flexible


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations succeed when they have flexibility and autonomy to implement tailored, holistic and creative solutions that increase community involvement.
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Image courtesy of Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation
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Image courtesy of Maari Ma Health

Community-led


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the knowledge, skills and ways of working to best respond to their community’s needs and create lasting change.

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Image courtesy of Mudyala Aboriginal Corporation

Flexible


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisations succeed when they have flexibility and autonomy to implement tailored, holistic and creative solutions that increase community involvement.

The Story of Cages Foundation
Image courtesy of Cullunghutti Aboriginal Child and Family Centre

Run by siblings Carla, Anthony and GEmma Salteri, CAGES Foundation has been walking alongside First Nations’ communities for almost 15 years, focusing on strengthening the early years sector.

Our values

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Listen & learn

We endeavour to LISTEN and LEARN from the communities we fund to gain understanding and knowledge about issues and solutions.
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Humility

We will demonstrate HUMILITY as we recognise the virtues and talents of others and honour their inherent value.
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Transparency

We aim to be TRANSPARENT and share our learnings and activities with community to promote knowledge transfer.
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Accountability

We will be ACCOUNTABLE and are committed to good governance in the administration and management of our foundation as well as in our funding decisions and advocacy.
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Honesty

We believe that open and HONEST two-way communication is integral to building successful and trusting partnerships.