The Galbraith Charitable Trust Donaldson Bequest

The Galbraith Charitable Trust Donaldson Bequest (the foundation) was established in 2018 to further the charitable intentions of the Galbraith family and to support medical research into Parkinson’s disease and Melanoma and to reduce the adverse effects these disease have on the people living with them.

AET PAF Pty Ltd is the foundation’s trustee and supports the Galbraith family in reviewing applications and evaluating charitable partnerships.

Eligible charities can apply for funding via an expression of interest process aligned with the Foundation’s giving strategy which has been developed via the Giving Connect service.

The foundation currently supports eligible charities whose research, programs and services are aligned with the strategy’s pillars and encourages applications from organisations that are seeking funding:

  • to build criteria for high quality research into Parkinson’s disease or Melanoma
  • can demonstrate collaboration between respected experts in their field
  • focuses on practical outcomes and supports the prevention/cure of these diseases.

The foundation accepts applications for funding up to the value of $50,000 per annum and may consider supporting multiple year funding agreements with suitable charitable partners.

Organisations who complete an expression of interest will be advised of the outcome of their application within 3 months of submitting a completed grants application form.

Funding decisions are made in line with the foundation’s giving strategy. We suggest you consider the following steps prior to contacting us directly:

  • Step 1: Familiarise yourself with The Foundation’s giving strategy and identify whether or not your organisational priorities are likely to align with the Foundation’s broad goal.
  • Step 2: Register your interest by completing the expression of interest form.
    Please note: Unfortunately, due to the number of enquiries we receive, we will only respond to expressions of interest we believe are aligned with The Foundation’s giving strategy.

To find out more about how we can work with you, please email our Philanthropic Services Team at or call us on 1800 684 672.

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Cesare Silvestri

Philanthropy Manager

Adelaide office

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