The Moriarty Foundation

A Message From The Moriarty Foundation:

Moriarty Foundation is an Aboriginal-established not-for-profit organisation that is changing the lives of a generation of Indigenous kids. Thank you to ASCA and its members for your generous support of Moriarty Foundation. Your contribution helps give Aboriginal children in remote and regional communities the best start in life. 

The Foundation was founded in 2012 by Yanyuwa man John Moriarty AM - the first Indigenous footballer to be selected for Australia - and business leader and author, Ros Moriarty, in response to community requests from Law women in Borroloola NT to improve life outcomes for Aboriginal children. 

Our locally-led upstream programs enable Aboriginal families and communities to unlock their children’s potential. 

Our programs succeed because we are Indigenous-founded, Indigenous-delivered, embedded, holistic and authentic. 

Every week we reach over 2,000 Indigenous children in 23 public schools in 19 remote and regional communities in NT, Qld and NSW through our interrelated programs, John Moriarty Football (JMF) and Indi Kindi. We are achieving proven progress in 13 of the 17 Closing the Gap targets. 

JMF is Australia’s longest running and most successful Indigenous football initiative for 2-18-year-olds. JMF’s transformational skills program uses football (soccer) for talent and positive change and has a track record of improving school attendance and achieving resilient, healthier outcomes for Indigenous children.

Indi Kindi is a groundbreaking early years solution for children under five in remote Aboriginal communities. It integrates health, wellbeing, education and development to give children the best start in life. Indi Kindi’s sector-leading, culturally-embedded learning on Country model ensures young Aboriginal learners thrive.