We advance social change through educational initiatives

The Fogarty Foundation identifies unmet needs & pilots new models in education to achieve a ripple effect of greater outcomes & long term impact.


The Fogarty Foundation invests in education to provide opportunities for individuals to realise their potential and to change and enrich lives. The Foundation applies entrepreneurial and business principles to all of our activities and programs across the broad spectrum of the community, working with schools in low socio economic areas through to developing the capacity of those who will be leaders in our state.


Supporting education opportunities across WA

The Foundation identifies areas of focus and supports and develops West Australian programs that deliver educational opportunities and have wide impact.

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Read about the 3 major programs that we initiate below.

One of Australia’s premier scholarship programs. The program offers 10 new scholarships each year. Scholars receive a comprehensive financial scholarship and a tailored Leadership Program.


Fogarty EDvance seeks to improve the educational outcomes of children attending schools in low socio-economic communities.


A network of coding clubs within Perth and Western Australia, providing a fun opportunity where young students can get coding.


Our logo is the ripple because it reflects our philosophy that all of our endeavours, and those of the people we support, should have a wide and long term impact.

Impact Snapshot


    Balga Senior High School: In 2012, only 56% of students entering Year 11 completed Year 12 at Balga SHS. After one year in the program, 73% of students were able to complete Year 12 in 2013. After another 2 years in the program, 80% of students completed Year 12 in 2015.


    North Balga Primary School: In 2012, North Balga’s student achievement was below expectations in 7 of the 15 NAPLAN (The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy) result areas across years 3, 5 and 7. By 2015, all areas were at or above the expectations set.


    In 2017, there are 55 current Scholars at UWA and 71 Alumni studying and working in a variety of disciplines, ranging from medicine, law and social enterprises through to those completing postgraduate studies in the UK, USA and China.


    Enthusiasm for the CoderDojo program is clear. In 2017, there are over 100 operational CoderDojos in Western Australia which are supported by over 140 Champions, 300 Mentors and > 2000 young Western Australians aged 7-17 regularly attend these dojo sessions.

To find out more about our impact, read the 2018 Fogarty Report

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