“We are a white foundation, so we are always learning, which means we make mistakes. First Nations’ people we walk alongside are so giving with their time, knowledge, trust and patience. We are building genuine relationships, which doesn’t happen overnight.”
CAGES Foundation is privileged to support First Nations’ communities to continue to their important work.
Every community is different and Aboriginal controlled organisations have the expertise, experience and solutions to drive systemic change. They direct us on how and where CAGES Foundation fits in achieving their goals.
We are committed to funding Aboriginal controlled organisations to be empowered and resourced to continue their incredible work.
We are thankful to the many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples that have guided us, and continue to guide us.
A full list of our partners can be found in our current Annual Report on our Resources page.
The Early Years Strategic Grants
Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services
Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services is an Aboriginal Community-led not for profit organisation that breaks the cycles of disadvantage and trauma to directly address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the child protection and justice system/s.
CAGES Foundation invests in the Deadly Families Project, a culturally responsive early intervention program for Aboriginal mum's and dad's.
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Economic Inclusion Grants
SevGen is an innovative social enterprise that draws on the wisdom of elders, to create positive futures, helping participants find their passion and purpose, be motivated and more forward in life.
CAGES Foundation has provided flexible operational funding towards SevGen since 2015 when Gemma and Terri met at a social impact investing fair on Gadigal country.
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