Medical Education

Providing scholarships and education for students and professionals.

Community Health Program

Providing approximately $800,000 a year to charitable causes.

Community Infrastructure Projects

Building facilities for charitable use in Canberra.

Our Community:

Foundation Members

The Foundation has a membership of more than 160 specialist Canberra doctors who are committed to the objectives and activities of the Foundation. The Foundation is focused on improving health outcomes in Canberra and beyond.

Our History:

Dr John James

John Alexander James was an acclaimed surgeon who served the Canberra community from the 1920s to the 1960s. The Foundation and Calvary John James Hospital are named in honour of his contribution and legacy to medicine in Canberra.


Annual Funding, Community Health Program

100 +

Grant Recipients, Community Health Program

160 +

Specialist Medical Practitioner Members

16 Years

of giving

Supporting our community

The Foundation collaborates with its philanthropic partners in supporting socially and medically disadvantaged people in our community.

The Foundation believes in leveraging its impact through partnership, putting the beneficiary at the centre of its decision making in how and where to apply Foundation resources.


Board Members