Investing in our Indigenous Communities since 2015

Kulbardi contributes a percentage from all sales to the Bibbulmun Fund (BF).

The BF invests in targeted community projects that are run by community members and have support from local leaders. The BF encourages, supports, and inspires Indigenous communities right across the breadth and width of Australia.

The Board is Chaired by Kim Collard and Co-Chaired by daughter Sharna Collard has agreed that 75% of the Bibbulmun Fund supports three key themes – Enterprise, Innovation, and Leadership. The remaining 25% is at the discretion of the Board in supporting cultural, sporting, health, educational, and entrepreneurship programs.

The latest projects that the BF has funded include the installation of 2 dialysis machines in remote central Australia at an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation located in Coober Pedy. The Purple House Foundation is an organisation designed to bring dialysis services to the local community, not the other way around and as a result, Indigenous patients can stay in close proximity to their communities and family without having to travel long distances into cities like Darwin and Adelaide to access specialised health care services.

Another project that the BF recently funded is an Indigenous STEM Footy program with the Adelaide Crows Foundation delivered in regional and remote South Australia.

The curriculum is designed to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the sport of Australian Rules Football as a tool to encourage attendance and provide students with skills to use these disciplines in a sporting domain they are good at. Delivered by the Adelaide Crows Foundation, STEM Footy combines classroom learning with hands-on experiences to use football as an avenue to inspire a greater understanding of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and math for Year 7 students. This partnership will see the program reach over 150 students and regional schools that have so far participated in the program have shown a 75% increase in their academic results.

Since the establishment of the Bibbulmun Fund in 2015, we are incredibly proud we have contributed more than $1,000,000 towards Indigenous community projects across Australia.

The Bibbulmun Fund is powered by the Fremantle Foundation, a community foundation that supports and administers family, individual and corporate giving.

The Bibbulmun Fund & Kulbardi have certainly been busy the last 18 months 

You can read more about these projects below and on the Bibbulmun Fund website

Pinnacle Foundation 2023 Annual Scholar Report

We are immensely proud to be contributing to bring young LGBTQIA+ Australians the Bibbulmun Scholarship through the Pinnacle Foundation.

Read the full report, including an update on Bibbulmun Scholarship recipient, Brayden Cockroft, on the Bibbulmun Fund website:

Adelaide Crows Indigenous stem program

Adelaide Crows Foundation for STEMfooty to be delivered to Regional and Remote Communities. STEMfooty is a collaborative 10 week ‘in school’ program for Year 6- 8 students linked to over 50% of the maths and science Australian Curriculum (ACARA).

To read more 

 Intrim report

Purple House – Coober Pedy 2 x Dialysis machines

Bringing dialysis machines to Coober Pedy. Dialysis patients from Cooper Pedy and surrounds are currently forced to leave their homes and move more than 800kms south to Port Augusta or Adelaide to access treatment, taking them away from country, family and community.

 To read more

Athletics West

Aboriginal Community Engagement Program (ACE Program). The ACE Program is designed to improve the underrepresentation in both talent and recreational athletics, as well as drive social engagement and community cohesion in regional WA 

 To read more

The Pinnacle Foundation 

Dylan Barnes 1st Scholar

Bibbulmun Fund Scholarship. A three-year partnership with Australia’s premier philanthropic body for LGBTIQ youth to enable their amazing work in helping young LGBTIQ Australians to undertake tertiary studies and realise their potential.
The Bibbulmun Fund is a proud Gold Partner of The Pinnacle Foundation, including funding The Bibbulmun Fund Scholarship 

To read more

Braydon Cockroft 2nd Scholar

Financial Literacy Publication

The Bibbulmun Fund will continue its support for the development in WA of early childhood picture books (‘Billy buys a bike’). These books are aimed at teaching financial literacy with related teaching resources and a second edition is due to be published in 2022

National Indigenous Business Summer School (NIBSS) – Katitjiy Boya Birrit

The Pathway for Understanding Business: NIBSS was designed to give students the opportunity to experience a week-long residential program and immersion experience of business and what it is like to study at university.
 The Bibbulmun Fund is proudly powered by The Fremantle Foundation 
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