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Our history

Inspired by Sir Robert Menzies, one of Australia's great leaders, the Menzies Foundation was established in 1979 to create opportunities for those who aim to improve the quality of life of all Australians. Since then, we have supported hundreds of leaders who have had big ideas and a passion to make Australia’s future brighter.

In May 2018 we held a 40 year celebration to honour past achievements, unveil our new strategy and reaffirm our commitment to forging a better, healthier and smarter Australia.

Over the past four decades, we have worked with our partners to deliver a range of initiatives designed to inspire and support Australia's future leaders. Explore our current areas of focus.

We're also proud to look back on our legacy projects and the benefits they have provided to the Australian community.