Our Programs:

Community Health Program

Philanthropic donations are at the core of the John James Foundation. The Community Health Program provides a total of approximately $300,000 a year to assist smaller charities, groups and organisations, usually those that are based in Canberra.

The program is application based and a community wellbeing/healthcare focus is required. The Foundation’s preference is to support grassroots organisations that require relatively short-term funding and can show they are likely to become self-sustaining over time.

Information about how to apply for 2018 Community Health Program funding is coming soon.

2017 Funding Recipients

$20,000

DONATED TO

AFFIRM

Development of a mobile phone app for people with eating disorders.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Asthma Foundation ACT

Awareness campaign for thunderstorm asthma.


$10,000

DONATED TO

CanTeen

Program to assist young people dealing with their own or a family member’s cancer.


$24,345

DONATED TO

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

for purchase of a magic carpet device for children with disabilities


$18,300

DONATED TO

Darryl’s Den

Gym and art therapy to assist elderly people.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Deafness Resource Centre

Assist elderly people in nursing homes maintain hearing aids.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Gift of Life Foundation

Reflection garden at the National Arboretum.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Hartley Lifecare

Purchase of garden shed and furniture for homes for people with complex disabilities.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Scholarships for ACT Indigenous health students to attend a national conference.

$19,180

DONATED TO

Kookaburra Kids

Camp costs for children in families affected by mental illness.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Multiple Sclerosis ACT

Purchase of specialist equipment.


$10,000

DONATED TO

OzHarvest

Program to promote healthy eating and food choices.


$7,929

DONATED TO

Painting with Parkinsons

Support for an art exhibition in Canberra staged by people with Parkinsons disease.


$9,000

DONATED TO

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT

Construction of a shaded outdoor equestrian arena.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Sharing Places ACT

Purchase of specialist equipment for people with complex needs.


$5,000

DONATED TO

Stroke Foundation ACT

Delivery of StrokeSafe talks.


$30,000

DONATED TO

Technical Aid to the Disabled ACT

Support for an occupational therapy program.

2016 Funding Recipients

$14,000

DONATED TO

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Equipment loan pool.


$5,000

DONATED TO

Darryl’s Den

Activity program for people with disabilities.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Deafness Resource Centre ACT

Hearing Aiders program.


$7,500

DONATED TO

Make-A-Wish Australia ACT

Grant a wish for a child with a life threatening illness.


$10,000

DONATED TO

OzHarvest

Healthy eating program.

$20,000

DONATED TO

Palliative Care ACT

Support for people with life-limiting illness.


$14,250

DONATED TO

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

Resurfacing outdoor riding arena.


$5,000

DONATED TO

ROMAC

Rotary club medical aid for children from developing countries.


$25,000

DONATED TO

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia

Specialist exercise program and facilities in ACT.

2015 Funding Recipients

$15,000

DONATED TO

AFFIRM

Development of online treatment for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Asthma Foundation ACT

Translation of asthma book for children into five community languages.


$5,250

DONATED TO

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

Advocacy, support and information for parents of children newly diagnosed with a brain tumour.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Purchase new specialised equipment including classroom chairs for loan pool.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Cystic Fibrosis Association

Self-managed exercise program for 20 people with cystic fibrosis.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Deafness Resource Centre

Program to assist people with hearing loss in 17 aged care facilities in ACT.

$6,240

DONATED TO

Friends of Brain Injured Children ACT

Assessment and treatment of children with brain injury.


$15,000

DONATED TO

Hartley Lifecare

Recreation program including holidays and outings.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Make-A-Wish

Grant the wishes of three children with life threatening illnesses.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Palliative Care ACT

Ongoing project.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

Resurfacing of outdoor riding arena to increase safety.


$27,500

DONATED TO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare Helicopter

New diagnostic equipment.

2014 Funding Recipients

$15,000

DONATED TO

AFFIRM

(Australian Foundation for Mental Health Research)

Community based research and development of new programs/approaches to assist people who need mental health support.


$5,000

DONATED TO

ANU – Tony Ayers Prize

Excellence in translational medical research – Dr Anneke Blackburn, Department of Molecular Bioscience.


$18,000

DONATED TO

ANU Medical School

Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship (third of 4 years).


$10,000

DONATED TO

Asthma Foundation ACT

Translation and design of asthma information into two languages.


$5,000

DONATED TO

Brain Tumour Alliance Australia

Handbook and other information for parents of newly diagnosed children.


$5,000

DONATED TO

Breast Cancer Treatment Group

Analysis and publication of data collected over 15 years about breast cancer in the ACT and south east NSW regions.


$5,000

DONATED TO

Canberra City Care

Rebuild office entrance to make it user friendly for people with mobility issues.


$3,000

DONATED TO

Carers ACT

Support for G E Shaw fundraising bowls day.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Ceiling hoists and other equipment used to make aids for people with cerebral palsy.


$14,400

DONATED TO

Darryl’s Den

Art therapy classes for people with disabilities and their carers.


$6,000

DONATED TO

Grow the Music

Fundraiser event promoting music and arts programs in Indigenous communities in WA.


$8,000

DONATED TO

Hartley Lifecare

Establish Hartley Brain Injury ACT, providing information/advocacy services, as part of Hartley Lifecare.

$10,000

DONATED TO

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Professional development scholarships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander allied health students.


$11,500

DONATED TO

John Curtin School of Medical Research

Purchase of intra-vital microscope.


$35,000

DONATED TO

John Curtin School of Medical Research

PhD program – scholarship for student in neuroscience (three and a half year program).


$1,000

DONATED TO

Medical Women’s Society ACT

Annual dinner student attendance.


$25,064

DONATED TO

Palliative Care ACT

Car for patient transport and tablet computers to enhance communication.


$10,000

DONATED TO

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

Build capacity to expand programs.


$19,000

DONATED TO

SIDS & Kids ACT

Car for support counsellor use.


$25,000

DONATED TO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter.

forPatient ventilator system


$2,000

DONATED TO

Starlight Foundation

Sponsorship of Tour de Kids fundraiser.


$12,000

DONATED TO

Technical Aid for the Disabled ACT

Early intervention equipment tailored to the needs of children with physical disabilities.


$5,000

DONATED TO

University of Canberra

Scholarship for the distance running squad for two years.


$20,000

DONATED TO

University of Canberra

Scholarships for allied health student placements in regional NSW.


$7,500

DONATED TO

Variety the Children’s Charity

Wigs for children with hair loss resulting from alopaecia.

2013 Funding Recipients

$24,750

DONATED TO

ACT Palliative Care Society

Purchase of patient transport vehicle and support for older volunteers to attend annual conference in Canberra.


$15,000

DONATED TO

AFFIRM

Continuation of a youth ambassador program in ACT schools targeting anxiety and depression.


$18,000

DONATED TO

ANU Medical School

Indigenous Medical Student Scholarship (second of 4 years).


$20,000

DONATED TO

Asthma Foundation ACT

Second year of two year funding for Asthma Friendly Workplace and Asthma Friendly Sport and Recreation Club program.


$3,000

DONATED TO

Carers ACT

Annual bowls day fundraiser.


$20,000

DONATED TO

Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Equipment for the orthotics room in a new purpose built facility.


$8,000

DONATED TO

Cystic Fibrosis Association

Outpatient physiotherapy services for adults.


$15,000

DONATED TO

Darryl’s Den

Wii-Fit “exergaming” classes for people in wheelchairs (video games that are also a form of exercise).


$5,000

DONATED TO

Focus ACT

Targeted health planning activities to improve care for people with an intellectual disability, especially as they get older.

$5,000

DONATED TO

Hartley Lifecare

Purchase of assistive technology software, devices and services for use by people with disabilities living in ACT and region.


$5,500

DONATED TO

Indigenous Allied Health Australia

Professional development and study scholarships.


$35,000

DONATED TO

John Curtin School of Medical Research

PhD scholarship (first year of 3½ year scholarship).


$1,500

DONATED TO

Medical Women’s Society

of the ACT and Region

Support for annual dinner, particularly to allow students to attend.


$12,500

DONATED TO

Pegasus

Riding for the Disabled

Support for riding as therapy program.


$10,000

DONATED TO

SIDS & Kids ACT

“Safe Sleep and Silent Nights” program – professional development workshop for healthcare and childcare workers.


$25,000

DONATED TO

Snowy Hydro SouthCare helicopter

Purchase of a new onboard patient ventilator system.


$2,500

DONATED TO

St Vincent de Paul

CEO Sleepout supporting homeless services.


$30,000

DONATED TO

Technical Aid for the Disabled ACT

Manufacture of 18 height adjustable tables and kinetic standers for children with disabilities. Third year of three-year program, funded in 2011.