Watch: Bright futures on the Horizon
Watch this beautiful video of the work we do on Palm Island thanks to the help of our friends at Credit Suisse. Read More >
2013 Board Update
Read an open letter from new CFF chairman Wesley Walden advising of the latest changes to the CFF Board. Read more >
The Cathy Freeman Foundation aims to close the education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. Each year, we support the education of over 600 school-aged children. Read More >
Letter from Cathy Freeman
I started the Cathy Freeman Foundation (CFF) in 2007 as a way of using my name and story for positive change. In fact, I dedicate my life to CFF, our work, and our legacy.
The Foundation works tirelessly to provide educational programs to over 600 children living on Palm Island each year. Our aim is to build confidence and teach skills that will set each Indigenous child on their way to a successful future.
Palm Island is one of the largest remote Indigenous communities in Australia. Truancy rates can be up to 55% on the Island and less than 10% of students graduate from secondary school. The Cathy Freeman Foundation is working to change this.
In February this year, CFF was acknowledged in the Federal Government's latest Closing the Gap Prime Minister's Report for successfully engaging Indigenous children in school.
I am inspired by the stories of success, all of which have made me more determined that each Indigenous child will have the same chances in life as his or her non-Indigenous peers. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
Cathy Freeman, Founder & Director
Cathy Freeman Foundation