Trusts and Foundations

Foundations, Private Ancillary Funds (PAFs), trusts and family foundations provide critical funding for a number of Musica Viva’s activities including:

  • Music education in schools disadvantaged by location, size and/or financial circumstance
  • Extended residency projects to make a lasting impact on disadvantaged schools
  • Regional Australian programs, taking inspirational music across the country
  • Music and Wellbeing programs in youth justice centres and at-risk communities
  • Artistic initiatives developing innovative programs that leverage Musica Viva’s unique access to leading international performers and emerging Australian musicians, including the Musica Viva Festival and Masterclasses
  • Artistic initiatives in music education, developing new groups, repertoire and modes of delivery

Musica Viva acknowledges the following Trusts and Foundations for their ongoing support:


Farrell Family Foundation / San Diego Foundation

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Funded by the Perpetual Foundation - Alan (AGL) Shaw Endowment

Danks Trust

James N. Kirby Foundation


Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

Jani Haenke Charitable Trust



Thyne Reid Foundation


Allport Bequest


The Marian & E H Flack Trust

In memory of Anita Morawetz

Foundation 59

Hamer Family Fund


Thyne Reid Foundation