The AUMO Foundation is the philanthropic heart of our not-for-profit organisation. Every year, we engage with a different community health initiative or charity, typically within the state but occasionally nationally. We are passionate about sharing our love of music with others and for the benefit of areas of need. If you know of any project that could benefit from our support, please get in touch with us; we are always enthusiastic to work with a worthwhile cause.
AUMO is proud to have financially supported a huge variety of charities in the past. These include:
2010: Tullawon Health Service – purchase of musical instruments for the Men’s Health Centre for programs encouraging cultural and community expression accompanied by health literacy education
2011: Tullawon Health Service – contribution towards the construction of a playground and garden for the Mother and Baby Centre
2012: Aboriginal Health Council of SA; Florey Foundation for medical research; Neurosurgical Research Foundation; Women’s and Children’s Foundation
2013: Aboriginal Health Council of SA – contribution towards an audiometer; Florey Foundation for medical research
2014: Aboriginal Health Council of SA; Florey Foundation for medical research
2015: Donation to Jeanine Tilmouth in support of her tertiary education and future aspirations as a nurse in Aboriginal health; 2h Project supporting safe birthing practices in Cambodia
2016: Keys of Life program supporting the establishment of music schools for special needs children; Aboriginal Health Council of SA – contribution to an ear examination simulator model for training in otoscopy
2017: A collaborative project between the Migrant Health Service and STTARS (Survivors of Torture and Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service) to establish a therapeutic social and cooking group for newly arrived refugee women; National Centre of Aboriginal Language and Music Studies
2018: Titjikala Music Project supporting the Indigenous women’s choir and children’s saxophone ensemble. As well as Headspace Whyalla supporting Youth Mental Health.
2019: The Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation supporting music therapy programmes. The Mobile Language Team at the University of Adelaide supporting Indigenous language throughout South Australia.