Who we support

Harnessing Jim’s passion for sport, his allies and his charitable inceptions,
the foundation has curated a list of charities and distributes 100% of all donations to these beneficiaries.

1

WE CURATE

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

2

YOU DONATE

You select which cause you’d like
to support with either a single or
regular ongoing donation.

3

THEY BENEFIT

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

PASSION FOR SPORT, PASSION FOR LIFE.

The Beehive Foundation

The Beehive Foundation empower young people across junior sport through positive programs that proactively help build resilience, self-esteem, and confidence providing life skills that help them achieve their full potential while establishing coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s challenges.

Beehive’s programs are based on leading and emerging positive psychology techniques taken under advisement from our colleague Alex Couley – Founding Fellow of the Institute of Coaching at Harvard University, an affiliate of the Institute’s Coaching leadership forum and member of the Harvard Business Review’s advisory panel on coaching.

Helping Hoops

Helping Hoops is an independent charity running free weekly basketball programs for over 1,000 disadvantaged & disabled children. Our sessions benefit children and young people of all abilities aged 7 to 21. Helping Hoops is not solely focused on improving skills, but also uses basketball to instill values that will benefit children in their lives outside of sport.

Children attending Helping Hoops programs are from a refugee or migrant background, have an intellectual disability, are living in inner-city, high-rise public housing estates, or are asylum seekers. Helping Hoops focuses on building self-esteem, providing a sense of belonging and community, aiding social cohesion, instilling discipline, developing goal setting and leadership skills, and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lighthouse Foundation

Lighthouse Foundation provides homeless young people from backgrounds of long-term neglect and abuse, with a home, a sense of family, and around-the-clock therapeutic care that is individually tailored, trauma informed and proven to work. For over 25 years Lighthouse has successfully supported over 800 young people to break the cycle of homelessness, move into employment and educational opportunities, and overcome damaging life experiences.

Each suburban Lighthouse home provides safety, therapeutic counselling and guidance for up to four young people, supported by two live-in carers and a dedicated team of psychologists and health professionals. Through their Lighthouse experience, young people can start to rebuild their lives.

Reach foundation

Reach is a for-purpose organisation for young people that was founded by Jim Stynes OAM and Australian film director, Paul Currie. Reach believes that every young person has the support and self-belief they need to fulfil their potential & dare to dream and aims to encourage young people, no matter what their circumstances, to believe they can achieve. Reach is a for-purpose organisation for young people.

Each year, 30,000 young people aged 10-18 experience Reach through our workshops that are 100% youth-led – designed and delivered by our young crew. Young people say they can relate to the crew because they speak honestly and openly about their own journey and challenges.This means our workshops are always relevant and meaningful for young people.

Ladder

Ladder is an independent non-profit organisation established to tackle youth homelessness in Australia. Founded by a group of AFL players, we empower young people aged 16-25 to break the cycle of homelessness by harnessing the support of the AFL industry’s profile, networks and players. 

With the backing of the AFL industry and the players themselves, our programs not only assist young people’s transition to independent living, but also help restore their belief in themselves and give them the confidence to follow their dreams, free of the debilitating impact of homelessness.

AFL Sportsready

AFL SportsReady is a national not-for-profit company that has facilitated employment and education for young Australians since 1994. We work in partnership across a number of industry sectors including sport and recreation, business and administration, finance, banking, horticulture, information technology, retail and arts and the creative industries.

AFL SportsReady has helped almost 13,000 young people commence a traineeship including over 1,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. With 22 years’ experience AFL SportsReady is committed to assisting all young Australians to find their career pathway.

The Confident Girls Foundation

The Confident Girls Foundation provides opportunities for vulnerable girls to thrive through netball. The Foundation uses netball as a delivery tool to highlight and help eliminate key drivers of gender bias including, financial barriers, lack of leadership opportunity, isolation, gender stereotypes that negatively affect young women, and barriers to physical activity.

The Confident Girls Foundation funds programs that focus on providing a safe place for vulnerable girls to come together to build sporting and life skills, including leadership, teamwork, acceptance, resilience, and a sense of belonging. Having assisted over 20,000 girls, the programs empower vulnerable girls helping them achieve their dreams both on and off the netball court and transform them into confident women.