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Sir David Martin Foundation is a 30-year old Family Foundation, helping young people in crisis.

young person hugging mother at triple care farm graduation

As the major philanthropic partner of Mission Australia, we’ve raised over $70M since 1990. This partnership has enabled a best practice model of treatment for young people with drug and alcohol addiction. The Foundation is the major funder of Mission Australia’s Triple Care Farm, a unique, holistic treatment centre, which each year gives vulnerable young Australians, aged 16-24, a safe place to get well and prepare for new opportunities.

Our story

The Late Governor of NSW, Sir David Martin, created Sir David Martin Foundation to help young people in crisis rebuild their lives.

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The Martin Family

The Martin Family, including Lady Martin, continue the Foundation’s legacy through the Foundation.

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Governance & team

Sir David Martin Foundation is a charitable Trust. The Foundation is run by a small team of staff that is overseen by a Board of Governors. The Trustee for the Foundation is Mission Australia.

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Key supporters

Sir David Martin Foundation is proud to partner with generous supporters who enable so much of the important work that we do.

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Read our latest Annual Reports and other publications and learn about the impact of the Foundation over the years.

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