The Foundation believes in the power of partnerships and collaborative efforts to bring about meaningful and sustainable impact. 

We have a rich history of building long-term, trusted relationships with families, schools, communities, corporates, government, and philanthropic organisations.

We work closely with our supporters to create mutually beneficial partnerships that have the shared vision of empowering Aboriginal students. We thank all our partners for their generous contributions and support. 

 

Department of Education Western Australia

"The Department of Education has worked in partnership with the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation since 1997 when the first Follow the Dream program was launched. Follow the Dream is considered a significant secondary school retention program for Aboriginal students across Western Australia. Our partnership supports Aboriginal students to realise their aspirations and demonstrates what can be achieved when government and philanthropic organisations work together."

BHP

"The Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation is BHP’s first national community partnership and we are proud to support the Foundation’s educational enrichment programs across the country. Our commitment to education has never been stronger and our long-standing partnership continues to provide significant benefits to the thousands of students and alumni involved. Education is the ultimate gift in life and we are committed to providing an education legacy: one where all young people are able to access a quality education and meaningful careers."

Rio Tinto

"Rio Tinto is very proud to partner with the Foundation and support educational pathways for young Indigenous people. Generations of young Aboriginal people have gone through the programmes, with some graduates’ children and grandchildren now participating. At the heart of all the programmes remains a commitment for our business to do the right thing. To create meaningful, sustainable partnerships underpinned by respect and cultural understanding. The Foundation and its students have achieved remarkable results. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of the journey."

Woodside

"Woodside’s vision for reconciliation is to walk alongside the local Indigenous community in a relationship of mutual respect, to provide opportunities that contribute towards the community’s aspirations of a sustainable future. Our support of the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation is just one example of how Woodside, our joint venture participants in the North West Shelf Project and the Indigenous community are working together to make a difference for young Aboriginal people through education. We first partnered with the Foundation in 1997 and we look forward to many more years of working together to provide future opportunities for the next generation of students."

North West Shelf Partners

“As operator of the North West Shelf Project facilities, Woodside is committed to developing and maintaining strong relationships with the communities in which we operate. We are proud to have supported the inaugural Follow The Dream program in Karratha (also known as Gumala Mirnuwarni) since it was launched in 1997 to help Indigenous students achieve their potential. This innovative program has achieved significant improvements in educational outcomes for Indigenous students and, over the last two decades, has been rolled out by the Foundation to many locations around Australia. We have also extended our support to the Roebourne Learning Club, which is an educational enrichment program for primary school aged students. We commend the achievements of all participating students and alumni, as well as the significant results the programs produce.”

Sara Halvedene Foundation

“The Sara Halvedene Foundation was established in June 2005 to assist Australians in developing a more equitable and sustainable country. Ensuring that quality education is provided for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is one of the keys to achieving this goal. In 2009, we were delighted to embark on a long-term partnership with the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation. Through this partnership we support the Follow the Dream program in Mandurah (WA) and Muswellbrook (NSW). Our Foundation also provides scholarship opportunities for selected Follow the Dream students, to enhance their educational development. We are very proud to support the work of the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation and to play our part in empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to achieve their full potential at school and in life.”

Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet

Australian Treasury

South 32

Ant & Mary Lou Simpson

AngloGold Ashanti Australia

Mach Energy

Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust

Groote Eylandt Bickerton Island Enterprises

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Genesee Wyoming