Jim Stynes Foundation

Supporting Disadvantaged Youth

Champion footballer, selfless philanthropist, respected writer, inspiring youth worker, qualified teacher, passionate chairman, loving husband, caring father and most of all, a role-model to thousands. The Jim Stynes name means many things to many different people. Whichever Jim you think of, whichever words you use to describe him, it’s certain to be of a positive nature.

The Jim Stynes Foundation perpetuates the work of the late Jim Stynes by supporting disadvantaged youth. Harnessing Jim’s passion for sport, his allies and his charitable inceptions, the foundation curates a list of charities and distributes 100% of all donations to these beneficiaries.



We have curated a specific list
of worthy charities that we believe
honour and embody Jim’s values.



You select how much you’d like to
contribute to our cause with either a
single or regular ongoing donation.



All admin costs are privately absorbed
so that 100% of all donations are
distributed to the chosen beneficiaries.

“I truly believe that every person, especially
young people, have unlimited potential.”

Who we support

We distribute funds to worthy and specifically chosen registered charities that we feel honour and embody the values of Jim and the foundation. Administration costs are privately absorbed to ensure that every dollar donated flows through to the beneficiaries.

2017 JSCL Award Winner

The AFL and Jim Stynes Foundation are pleased to announce the winner of the 2017 Jim Stynes Community Leadership award.
The JSCL Award recognises current players who demonstrate the same values as personified by Jim.

Each year the JSCL Award winner will receive $20,000 from the AFL and $20,000 from the Jim Stynes Foundation to be
donated to the charity or community program of their choice.

Jack Hombsch

Jack has won this award for the work he has committed to through Inclusive Sport SA, Bedford and Kickstart for Kids. Hombsch acts as an ambassador for bodies dedicated to engaging those living with intellectual disabilities.

2017 Donation Recipient

Jack has nominated Inclusive Sports to be this year’s recipient of $20,000.

More about Jack

For over five years, Hombsch has worked with numerious organisations and acts as an ambassador for bodies dedicated to engaging those living with intellectual disabilites.

These bodies include Inclusive Sport SA, Bedford and Kickstart for Kids.

Hombsch has also been a positive role model and ambassador for organisations such as the Adelaide Footy League’s C7 division, a volunteer with the Salisbury Council’s inclusion programs and has been highly involved leading the Power’s playing group’s charity initiatives.

“I don’t believe in the idea of ‘disability’,” Hombsch said at the time of his nomination.

“To me, five years spent working with various groups has show me that everyone in our community has talents and skills that have meaning and value.

“The men, women and children that many groups serve in the community are deserving of dignity, respect and a chance to participate fully in activities and programs many of us take for granted.

“Having the chance to play AFL football is a rare privilege offered to just a few, and I believe that players have a chance to make a real contribution to their community beyond their feats on the the field.

“I hope the small impact I can have working with these groups can enrich the experience of some of the most remarkable people I’ve had the honour of meeting over these past five years”