About Us

About The Foundation for the WA Museum

Established in 1995, the Foundation for the WA Museum mobilises, harnesses and directs support for the Western Australian Museum to increase the cultural, scientific, educational and social impact of the Western Australian Museum and help secure its long-term financial sustainability. 

The Foundation does this by growing the funds under management in its Discovery Endowment Fund; obtaining direct funding support for specific WA Museum projects; and setting up a program of sustainable, regular grant giving that supports the strategic priorities of the WA Museum. The Foundation’s support pillars for the WA Museum are:
  • Collections and Acquisitions;
  • Education, Learning and Outreach;
  • Exhibitions and Storytelling;
  • Research and Fieldwork; and
  • The Museum's State-Wide Activities. 

Purpose and Mission

Find out more about why we exist.

The Discovery Endowment Fund and Annual Grant Program

The core of our fundraising work.

Our People

Meet the Foundation team!


Explore our Annual Reports.


Browse the latest news from the Foundation.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us by phone, mail, or visit us!