As two key entities of Myer family philanthropy we engage with the community to promote a just, creative, enlightened, caring, and sustainable Australia.

The Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation continue the legacy of Myer family generosity, through members of four succeeding generations of the Myer family – who give in many ways – to make significant and lasting changes in our society.


The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Our origins

Sidney Myer was one of Australia’s most visionary business figures and entrepreneurs, as well as one of the most generous individuals of his time.

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Our impact

For over 90 years and 60 years respectively, the Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation have worked in partnership with Austraiia's not-for-profit sector, other philanthropists and all levels of government to make Australia a healthier and more prosperous nation.

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Grant opportunities

Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships

This unique program aims to support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing social and environmental challenges. Fellows each receive $150,000 for their 12-month commitment to the program.

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Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships

First awarded in 2011, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships provide tax-free grants of $160,000 per person over two years to individual artists, arts managers and thought leaders in the humanities.

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Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards

The Awards were created to commemorate Sidney Myer’s life and his love for the arts. The annual awards recognise outstanding achievements in dance, drama, comedy, music, opera, circus and puppetry. The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards were created in 1984...

Applications: Open

Submit by Sunday, 21 November 2021

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