• Serving our community

    An independent broad based healthcare charity providing assistance to the people of Canberra and beyond.

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Medical Education

Providing opportunities for students and professionals.

Community Health Program

Providing approximately $500,000 a year to charitable causes.

Volunteer Specialist Program

Providing medical specialists to remote communities.

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. We provide support in Canberra, remote Australian communities, and in the Pacific Islands

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 owns the hospital that is named in honour of his contribution to medicine in Canberra.


Annual Funding, Community Health Program

90 +

Grant Recipients, Community Health Program

160 +

Specialist Medical Practitioner Members

12 Years

of giving

Supporting Remote Communities

The Foundation continues to provide Specialist services in regional and remote communities.

In 2015 the Volunteer Specialist program expanded to include visits to our South Pacific neighbour, the Solomon Islands.


Board Members


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Latest News

John James Foundation says it can now double cash it distributes


A sale to go down in history

The John James Foundation has sold the properties that comprise the John James Healthcare campus. With the Foundations asset base almost exclusively being held in the ownership of land and buildings of the John James Healthcare Campus, the…

John James Foundation passes the ball to Joe Roff

Former Wallabies and Brumbies player, Joe Roff, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the John James Foundation.  In August 2017, he will replace Phil Greenwood who is retiring after 7 years in the role and 20 years of leadership…