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Dunstan Foundation

Inspiring action for a fairer world...

The Don Dunstan Foundation is a leading think-tank in South Australia, established to promote the values and visions of our founder, the late Don Dunstan.

Today we carry on Don's legacy, focusing on social justice and human rights issues through research, public events, collaborative projects and creating new ventures.

Our vibrant annual program of events includes conferences, thinker-in-residencies, scholarships, orations and a range of other projects.

To learn more about what we do, join our mailing list.

I encourage you to get in touch about volunteering, donating or partnering with us on a project to bring about a fairer world.

David Pearson,

Executive Director

Social Capital Residency

Social CapitalAdelaide’s highly acclaimed Thinkers in Residence Program returns in 2017, now under the auspices of the Don Dunstan Foundation with our partners: TACSI, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide, Social Capital and the Government of South Australia.

We are proud to announce that this new residency will focus on on Social Enterprise and Impact Innovation. The residency will consider how we grow the economy and do good at the same time, it will help position South Australia as the 'social capital' of our region.

We will have more to say about this exciting development soon. 

Keep in touch with the latest: register your interest here.

2016 Addressing Homelessness Conference - "Home is where the heart is: Building Hope for Mental Health Recovery"Recordings are now available of this third annual Addressing Homelessness Conference, exploring the impacts of mental illness in people who become homeless and the effect of being homeless on mental health. Explore recordings

2015 Addressing Homelessness

Mental Health: Exploring Collaborative Community Reform in SAThe flagship research report for the Don Dunstan Foundation's Mental Health Project is now available. Produced in partnership with the Australian Centre for Community Services Research, Flinders University and The Mental Health Coalition of South Australia, "Mental Health: Exploring Collaborative Community Reform in SA" is packed with recommendations. Among them, greater attention to the voices of consumers and carers in community mental health reform.

Read the full report or the Executive Summary.

Mental Health Report
Don Dunstan Foundation

Level 8, 115 Grenfell St
Adelaide SA 5005


Phone: +61 8 8313 3364


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