Well hi there!

Welcome to the Splash Your Cash Directory

I’m going to level with you for a second here: money talks. This page has been created to promote charities, good causes and businesses where you can splash your cash to make a difference. I live in Australia, so my focus is on organisations and businesses that are First Nations owned. Special thanks to @tradingblak for being a reliable resource for First Nations owned businesses, go give them a follow on instagram.

I have organised the page into categories for easy use, and everything is alphabetical so as to promote equally, so please be sure to scroll down the list. Even if you can’t give a lot, go in with the view that if everyone gave a little you’re contributing to a collective effort. The list is pretty expansive and will continue to grow, so if you don’t have a lot to give, I also encourage you to donate to causes you feel most passionate about.

Choosing to donate to something you believe in or spending cash with First Nations owned businesses is a powerful form of protest.

Do you have a question or a suggestion for a listing? You can email me.

Australian First Nations

Donations

Black Rainbow

“Black Rainbow is a national advocacy platform and touchpoint for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBQTI) peoples …

We support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBQTI people through a variety of community projects and initiatives that we have, and continue, to develop. We call these initiatives Contagion of Love projects.

We are a non-profit social enterprise that is 100% Indigenous owned and operated. Black Rainbow is premised by advocacy, leadership, and solutions which identify and address social and cultural determinants of wellbeing as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians whom identify as LGBQTI.”

Text: © Black Rainbow

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Bridging the Gap

“Foundation for Indigenous Health and Education. There is a 10-year gap in the average life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians …

Health and education are major contributors to this gap. The Bridging the Gap Foundation aims to improve and advance the lives of Indigenous Australians by raising funds to address these challenges.”

“The Bridging the Gap Foundation has been established through the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) and Charles Darwin University (CDU) to fund research in health and education in order to address one of Australia’s most urgent issues: the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians’ health and education opportunities and outcomes.”

Text: © Bridging the Gap

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Deadly Connections

“Community and Justice Services Inc. Creating Stronger, Safer Communities and Positive Pathways. Deadly Connections is an Aboriginal Community Led, Not For Profit Organisation that breaks the cycles of disadvantage and trauma …

to directly address the over-representation of Aboriginal people in the child protection and justice system/s. Our community centred, culturally responsive, holistic programs develop stronger, safer, communities, creating deadly connections and more positive futures, for our communities, families, individuals and kids.”

Text: © Deadly Connections

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Indigenous Literacy Foundation

“Our vision is equity of opportunity. We are a national book industry charity dedicated to lifting literacy levels in remote Indigenous communities, so all children across Australia have the same choices and opportunities …

Being able to read opens so many doors. But in very remote Indigenous communities, books are all too scarce and literacy levels are so much lower than anywhere else in Australia. Our purpose is to make a difference to the lives of Indigenous families by not only gifting thousands of new culturally appropriate books – with a focus on early literacy and first language – but also by running programs to inspire the communities to tell and publish their own stories.

We work in over 400 remote communities.”

Text: © Indigenous Literacy Foundation

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MOSAC

Mens Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation

“Strong Men, Strong Communities. Mens Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation (MOSAC) provides a range of support services to men, their families and communities in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. …

We are a small team of 23 staff based in Broome who are passionate about and committed to our work and who represent many of the families and communities in the West Kimberley.”

© Mens Outreach Service Aboriginal Corporation (MOSAC)

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NAAJA

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

“The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) delivers high quality and culturally competent legal services to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory. …

In addition to our core legal practice in criminal and civil law, we provide law and justice related services that aim to ensure that Aboriginal people have real access to justice. NAAJA is contracted by the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department (AGD) and Prime Minister in Cabinet (PM&C) to provide the following services to Aboriginal people and their families in the Northern Territory:

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil & Family Law
  • Law & Justice
  • Community Legal Education
  • Night Patrol Community Legal Education
  • Indigenous Prisoner Throughcare
  • Kungas Program
  • Custody Notification Service (CNS)

With a team of over 160 staff across the Northern Territory, together we bring a wealth of experience in the fields of Criminal, Civil, Law & Justice, Community Legal Education and Indigenous Prisoner Throughcare.”

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)

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Pay the Rent

“Pay The Rent. Saying Sorry Isn’t Enough. We live, work and play on land that was forcibly taken from Aboriginal people. There has been no Treaty with the First Nations of this place and the effects of colonisation continue to this day. …

We could wait for years for the government to sign a Treaty and commit to justice and restitution for Aboriginal people. But we don’t want to just sit and wait.

We want to act now in solidarity with Aboriginal people. We have committed to pay 1% of our income in rent – and we invite you to do the same (or what you can afford).

One hundred percent of your Rent goes to Aboriginal people in Victoria. The role of non-Indigenous people involved in this Pay the Rent process is purely to deal with rent payers and the colonial state. These people give their time freely, and they are fully accountable to the Aboriginal Sovereign Body that makes decisions about the allocation of Pay the Rent funds. ”

Text: © Pay the Rent

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Sisters Inside

“Established in 1992, Sisters Inside is an independent community organisation based in Queensland, which advocates for the collective human rights of women and girls in prison, and their families, and provides services to address their individual needs. …

The Sisters Inside Fund for Children supports children of women in the criminal justice system to choose their own future free of the burdens so commonly felt while their mother is in prison.

The question most frequently asked of our Chief Executive Officer, Debbie Kilroy OAM, is ‘how can we help?’

The Sisters Inside Fund for Children is a response to the needs of these children. Money raised enable us to run programs for children that enable them to maintain a healthy relationship with their mother and to grow, stay in education and training, develop and enjoy their lives, like all kids deserve to. The Fund enables us to expand the scope of our work with children, and allows our friends and supporters to share in our work.

The Fund is administered by our Management Committee and managed by Sisters Inside staff according to a Charter for the Fund for Children.”

Text: © Sisters Inside

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Australian First Nations

Businesses

BW Tribal

“BW Tribal is a 100% Australian Indigenous owned and operated Australian brand with our creative hub situated in Brisbane, QLD. With Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and South Sea Islander heritage interwoven within our brand we offer authentic designs with cultural knowledge and customs. …

The knowledge we have of our land and people naturally reflects through our unique designs envisioned by our incredible in-house creative hub of artists and designers.

Through the original and latest techniques of painting and digital designing, BW Tribal are at the forefront of evolving iconic ancient art into today’s innovative and creative style.

We are also proud to announce that we have started working in collaboration with other Indigenous artists throughout Australia to bring their beautiful stories and artworks to life through our garments and products.”

Text: © BW Tribal

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Clothing the Gap

“Clothing The Gap is a Victorian Aboriginal owned and led social enterprise. We are a fresh and dynamic fashion label managed by health professionals that celebrates Aboriginal people and culture. …

Clothing The Gap is a play on the words “Closing the Gap”, which is an Australian Government health initiative to help close the life expectancy gap between Aboriginal people and non-Indigenous Australians.

We are self-determining our futures and you can help us ‘clothe the gap’.

Clothing The Gap unites non-Indigenous and Aboriginal people through fashion and causes, one of which is to help Close the Gap.

How are we doing this? 100% of profits actively support Aboriginal health promotion and education programs throughout Victoria. We are currently backing Spark Health Australia.”

Text: © Clothing the Gap

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Earth Blended

“Earth blended is a mixture of alternative healing and story telling, blending and selling essential oil blends to assist with wellbeing. My passion is driven from a place of culture and family, I believe as a first nations woman, it is important to acknowledge the way of life my ancestors loved and lived. …

We need more access to the holistic alternate options for our wellbeing.

My expression and passions to my culture come from connections to our matriarch, I express my culture, our stories and myself freely through my art. As a Miimi (mother) raising three Aboriginal boys I think it’s important to share my message and our stories especially around our health, wellbeing and individually, personally and our connections to country. I love to explore this and share with my babies through contemporary Aboriginal art and blended black girl magic.

Earth Blended was founded by myself, Jame a strong Gumbaynggirr Nyami (woman) and Miimi (mother) of three wild boy’s.

Sharing my connection and teachings through my business, to bring an alternative option to support your mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. I am passionate about creating blends from my current studies in becoming a qualified aromatherapist and a little magic that has been passed down from generations.

We are spreading pure joy with our bush magic, paint brushes, open hearts and endless self love from our little beach home, living simply along the mid north coast on country, Aus. ”

Text: © Earth Blended

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Gammin Threads

“YO! My name is Tahnee, I’m a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta, Taungurung, Boonwurrung & Mutti Mutti nations. Gammin threads is my side hustle and creative outlet from my full time job at an Aboriginal family violence prevention service. …

Gammin threads was born from a love of typography, language and blak pride. It consists of deadly chillwear and accessories for people who believe in living colourfully, paying respect and empowering women.”

Text: © Gammin Threads

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Gillawarra Arts

“Guudji-Yiigu – A Worimi Welcome. Gillawarra Arts is a creative arts business originating from the mid north coast of NSW. Krystal Hurst is a Worimi woman who designs handmade jewellery using materials from nature, and specialises in contemporary Aboriginal artworks on canvas, murals and running workshops. …

Our pieces speak of the sky, land, rivers and sea. Old knowledge and new stories interwoven by Aboriginal women for its wearers to feel a sense of pride, connection and empowerment. Our jewellery sings our memories, language and our culture that is strong and thriving.

“Gillawarra arts and crafts” were first founded in the 1980s on Purfleet Aboriginal Mission (previously Sunrise Station) by our relatives.

Our vision is to create jewellery for women and men to feel strength, connected and empowered.

In our Gathang/Kattang language, ‘Gillawarra’ means resting place. Gillawarra is the place where our ancestors set up camp to rest before making their journey along the rivers to perform Keepara, ceremony.”

Text: © Gillawarra Arts

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Ginny’s Girl Gang

“YAAMA! Hi! I’m Ginny a proud Gamilaroi woman from Australia (born in Tamworht, raised in Brisbane) currently living in Georgia, USA.

I am an artist, an advocate for my people, our rights and preserving our culture, I’m a storyteller, a daughter, a sister, I’m blak, I’m deadly and my absolute favourite role of all is being an Aunty. …

It’s through being an Aunty that Ginny’s Girl Gang was born. My three nieces and I call ourselves Ginny’s Girl Gang – we’re all about culture, positivity, respect and love. They are the next generation so it’s important that we share our knowledge, stories and journey with them.

So welcome to Ginny’s Girl Gang a place where I am able to marry my culture, art and fashion has given me an exciting opportunity to weave cultural elements into my clothing and do it in a way that allows me to convey a story and/or message. With every jacket, t-shirt, sweatshirt there is a statement, culture and a takeaway – I love that, it makes me happy.”

Text: © Ginny’s Girl Gang

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Haus of Dizzy

“Indigenous Australian Jewellery Designer & Queen of Bling.”

Text: © Haus of Dizzy

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Kiya Watt

“Hello, my name is Kiya Watt, I am a contemporary Aboriginal artist based in Western Australia, my mob are from Doubtful Island. I am Noongah because I’m from Menang country which is south west of Australia.

I actually reconnected with my family through my Art. My father was apart of the stolen generation and my nanna’s actually wrote a book about it, titled : Under the skin …

I share traditional stories learned from elders and contemporary stories based off of my experiences of finding and reconnecting with family. I have been very lucky in my journey as my family are huge influential indigenous advocates and elders in my community. I also have 3 children and I know it is imperative for me to learn my culture & stories and share it in my art for the future generations to come. Art has really been a positive platform for me to raise awareness and share my personal knowledge of inter generational trauma which affects my people still to this day. Knowledge and education is the key start to moving forward and bridging the gaps for reconciliation.”

Text & Image: © Kiya Watt & The Black Door Gallery

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Kulture

“Kulture is 100% family owned & operated Indigenous sportswear, workwear & schoolwear label based in Springfield Lakes, Queensland, servicing Australia Wide. Proprietors & Graphical artists include, Rose Go Sam – Djirrbal Aboriginal woman from Far North Queensland and Albert Bosen – Thanaquwithi (Old Mapoon) Aboriginal & Wagadagam from Mabuiag Island, Torres Strait Island man. …

Founded in the year 2008, Rose Go Sam Identified a growing interest for an Indigenous clothing label for Australian Indigenous people to feel proud to have a professional business to assist & supply their requirements to look deadly on and off the field.
Kulture strives on quality, affordability & fast-turn around when it comes to supplying businesses & organisations with deadly designed decorated apparel and promotional products.

Kulture specialises in the following decoration methods:

  • Sublimation
  • Digital print transfers
  • Vinyl lettering & numbering
  • Embroidery
  • Screen Printing

Operating since 2008 as Banggarru Deadly Wear, however In 2014, Banggarru Deadly Wear emerged to a Company – Kulture. To this day, Kulture is officially the #1 Indigenous retail clothing label Australia wide, offering it’s huge range of unique designs to the public in over 50 + stores Australia wide.”

Text: © Kulture

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Nungala Creative

“Nungala Creative is a 100% Aboriginal owned and operated creative communications agency. Established for community, we prioritise contemporary design, originality and collaboration.

Established by proud Warumungu / Wombaya woman Jessica Johnson, Nungala Creative produces innovative content with a distinct Aboriginal voice. …

The brand has garnered an extensive network of co-creators and clientele through proven excellence across platforms – print, product, animation, illustration, social, broadcast and brand development.

The Nungala Creative product range reflects our ongoing commitment to the visibility, strength and empowerment of our people.”

Text: © Nungala Creative

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Take Pride Movement

“Togetherness is strength. United we stand. Driven by pride, love and resilience of First Nation Australians, along with the oldest surviving culture on the planet, the TAKE PRIDE MOVEMENT was born. A fashion label creating timeless pieces of clothing and apparel, representing First Nation Australian culture as a symbol of unity and strength for all races to wear with pride. …

It began as an idea in 2009, which manifested into the launch of the TAKE PRIDE MOVEMENT during the lead up to Invasion Day of 2019.

A vision of togetherness, equality and visual statement to bring together all races from all cultures to celebrate the oldest surviving culture, with over 60,000 years of traditions.

The TAKE PRIDE MOVEMENT signifies passion, unity, empowerment, belonging and most of all the individuality of expressing your story and the journey you embark.

Together we walk this land with pride of First Nations People and their continuous connection to culture.”

Text: © Take Pride Movement

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Tali Katu

“Tali Katu comes from: Tali meaning sandhill/ sand dune and Katu meaning above/on top in Pitjantjatjara language. We’re a social enterprise located in Mutitjulu, the tiny Aboriginal community next door to Uluru in the heart of Australia. …

Originating in the Heart of Australia – Tali Katu is a Mutitjulu Community based business committed to contributing to community and the promotion of local and Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Anangu culture through PALYA Branded clothing apparel and accessories.

Tali Katu are developing a distinguished range of unique clothing which highlights traditional, contemporary and authentic Anangu Artwork from Mutitjulu, Uluru and other remote Aboriginal Communities across APY Lands.

The name Tali Katu comes from: Tali meaning sandhill/ sand dune and Katu meaning above/on top in Pitjantjatjara language. We’re a social enterprise located in Mutitjulu, the tiny Aboriginal community next door to Uluru in the heart of Australia.”

Text: © Tali Katu

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Earth & Ocean Conservation

Donations

Australian Conservation Foundation

“ACF is Australia’s national environment organisation. We are 700,000 people who speak out for the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the places and wildlife we love. We are proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from our community. …

Our challenge: Right now, a pollution and extinction crisis threatens our living world. Climate damage and habitat destruction are our biggest challenges.

We’re living with the consequences of bad decisions, discredited ideas and short-term thinking. The big polluters. The rigged rules. The politicians who forget they represent the people.

But we don’t accept the story we must sacrifice nature for a quick buck. People made this crisis and together we can solve it.”

Text: © Australian Conservation Foundation

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Australian Marine Conservation Society

“The Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS) is the voice for Australia’s oceans. We are Australia’s only national charity dedicated solely to protecting our precious ocean wildlife – a community of ocean lovers across the nation working for healthy seas. …

We are an independent charity, staffed by a committed group of scientists, educators and passionate advocates who have defended Australia’s oceans for over 50 years. Our paid and volunteer staff work every day to protect our coasts and oceans.

AMCS works on the big issues that risk our ocean wildlife. Together, we have protected critical ocean ecosystems with marine reserves around the nation, including Ningaloo and the Great Barrier Reef. We have led the movement to ban whaling, stopped supertrawlers, and protected threatened and endangered species like the Australian Sea Lion. Together, our community of ocean lovers save our oceans every day.

If you want to help ensure Australia’s coasts and oceans remain healthy and free for tomorrow’s generations, join us today.”

Text: © Australian Marine Conservation Society

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Marine Mammal Foundation

“Research and Education for Conservation of Australia’s Marine Mammals. Our vision is to be a leading Australian marine mammal conservation organisation, protecting the marine environment through research, community engagement and education. …

The Marine Mammal Foundation is a not-for-profit scientific and education organisation, using what we do today, creates a better tomorrow.”

Text: © Marine Mammal Foundation

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The Rescue Collective

“Let’s make a difference, together. Based in Brisbane, we provide a collective community environment in which people like ‘you’ can get involved in supporting domestic animal rescues and wildlife rescues around Australia. …

Together, collectively, we ‘can’ make a difference, and that’s what The Rescue Collective (TRC) community is all about. Through the sharing of resources, the networking of contacts and the sourcing of supplies and donations, we aim to support all facets of animal rescue.”

Text: © The Rescue Collective

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