John James Memorial Foundation

Our Programs

A brochure outlining the Foundation’s activities is available here.

As a registered charity, the John James Foundation is proud to support a range of programs to meet its objectives which focus on the prevention and control of diseases, the relief of suffering, humanitarian welfare and education in the medical sciences.  The Foundation’s specific objectives are to:
  • promote the practice of medical and dental science;
  • promote the study of medical and dental sciences;
  • promote education and training in the medical and dental sciences;
  • promote research into medical and dental sciences;
  • provide healthcare equipment and facilities;
  • operate healthcare facilites; and
  • do all things incidental to or necessary for the fulfillment of the objects of the Company.


The Foundation has active programs in the the following 5 areas:


Foundation activities are wide ranging. They include the provision of specialist medical services, without charge, to Indigenous Australians in remote locations and to our Pacific neighbours in the Solomon Islands, support for student doctors and university based medical research. Donations to Canberra region charities with a health focus are also an important part of the Foundation’s activities.

The Foundation’s signature project, John James Village, was completed in August 2016. The Village provides purpose-built accommodation for people with blood cancer being treated at nearby Canberra Hospital. Patients’ families can also stay at John James Village. New office facilities for project partners, the Leukaemia Foundation, are part of John James Village,  located in the Canberra suburb of Garran.

Funding for Calvary John James Hospital specialist medical equipment and capital works is provided as part of the Foundation’s Hospital Partnership program.

If you would like to support our programs through a donation or bequest  guidance is available here.


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