auDA Foundation Review Discussion Paper

Posted by Leonie Dunbar on 29 November 2011

The auDA Foundation is a charitable trust that was established by auDA in 2005. Its general objectives are to promote and encourage education and research activities that will enhance the utility of the Internet for the benefit of the Australian community.

auDA staff currently process grant applications and the Foundation typically offers grants in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 to not-for-profit organisations, students and research institutions.

There have been five grant rounds since 2006, totalling $1,286,338 in funding to 72 projects.

The auDA Board is conducting a review of the Foundation.  The purpose of the review is to:

  • evaluate the effectiveness and reach of the auDA Foundation grants,

  • evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the auDA Foundation operations, and

  • provide recommendations to the auDA board about what changes (if any) should be made to the auDA Foundation charter and the operations.

auDA has drafted a Discussion Paper to set out the current situation and invite comments and suggestions for change.The closing date for submissions is Monday 16 January 2012.

For more information see Foundation Review .