By donating you are making a genuine contribution to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and their communities.

Since 2020, Lowitja Institute has invested $4.8 million in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research through 26 seeding grants and 19 major grants and our research methods, and since 2010 Lowitja Institute has invested $26.5 million to 148 health research projects.

A study of our research found that 25 per cent of Lowitja Institute project investigators went on to receive further grants.

Our research is built on priorities identified by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 100 per cent of the projects we funded over the last five years featured Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander researchers. The impact of our projects goes beyond healthcare, influencing approaches to service provisions in education, housing and justice to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders communities:

MWRC Bigiswun girls workshop, Fitzroy Crossing, WA

‘The fact that it is genuinely community-initiated and led is the key to the project’s success. It’s not just research for research sake, it’s giving young people a voice and making sure the research has an immediate benefit for the community.’

Sue Thomas, Strategic Priority Lead

The BigiswunKid Project, Fitzroy Crossing

Donate $50,000+ or an amount of your choice to contribute towards supporting research led by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.

All donors will receive: 

  • recognition of your support of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing research 
  • acknowledgement as a donor on the Lowitja Institute website and other communications if given permission 
  • tax deductibility on your donation. 

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.