How are we Funded
Fountain for youth is a non-profit charitable organisation. We raise funds through public events, private donations, bequests, corporate partnerships and grant funding.
Donations can be made directly online, by going to Donations and following the prompts or you can [download a form] and post/fax to our office.
The Australian Government has supported the Literacy Empowerment Project created by Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for youth since 2005.
Under the Government of Prime Minister John Howard, the Federal Minister for Education, Dr Brendan Nelson announced a grant of $1million over three years (2005-2007).
When Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister in November 2007 his Government extended support for the Literacy Empowerment Project with a grant of $1 million (2009-2011). Under the Government of Prime Minister Julia Gillard a third grant of $1.3 million (2011-2012) was approved.
Find out more about these projects by going to Programs– Indigenous on this website.