Former foundations

While these foundations no longer exist in their former structure, their activities and missions continue to be integral to the University. We can work with you to find the current foundation that's relevant for your needs.

The Senate of the University of Sydney has the power to create and disestablish foundations which are able to seek gifts and bequests on behalf of the University in accordance with its Gift Acceptance and Gift Administration policies.

Former foundations are listed below by faculty. If you require any further information about them, please contact the Office of the Dean in the relevant faculty, unless otherwise stated.

If your query is about a bequest to a foundation, please contact the Bequests Office.

  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music Foundation (est 5 Nov 1990)

The Office of the Dean at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music

  • Aerospace Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Foundation, formerly Aeronautical Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering Foundation (est 7 Dec 1998)
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Foundation
  • Civil Engineering Foundation (est 1968)
  • Electrical and Information Engineering Foundation
  • Foundation for Information Technology (est 3 March 1986)

The Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Engineering

  • Sydney Law School Foundation (est 1990)

The Office of the Dean at the University of Sydney Law School

  • Dental Health Foundation, renamed Oral Health Foundation (est 5 March 1962)
  • Pharmacy Foundation
  • The following foundations have been merged into the Sydney Medical School Foundation:
    • Ageing & Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (est 6 Sep 1993)
    • Bone & Joint Research Foundation (est 7 Dec 1987)
    • Brain & Mind Research Foundation (est 1 Dec 2003)
    • Dermatology Research Foundation (est 5 Dec 1998)
    • Ear & Allied Research Foundation (est 7 Nov 1988)
    • Endocrinology & Diabetes Research Foundation (est 1 Feb 1988)
    • Microsearch Foundation of Australia (est 1 Sep 2006)
    • Moran Foundation for Older Australians (est 5 Feb 2001)
    • The Nepean Medical Research Foundation
    • Save Sight Institute Foundation (est 6 May 1985)
    • Sydney Burns Foundation (est 3 Nov 2008)

The Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Medicine and Health

  • Chemistry Foundation
  • Cornforth Foundation for Chemistry (est 8 Aug 2002)
  • Earth Resources Foundation (est 6 Sept 1976)
  • Nutrition Research Foundation (SUNRF est 5 March 1979)
  • Postgraduate Foundation of Veterinary Science (est 1965)

The Office of the Dean at the Faculty of Science

  • Sydney University Cricket Club Foundation (est 4 Dec 1989). Contact David Collins, University of Sydney Sports Foundation on +61 2 9351 7962.
  • University of Sydney Union Foundation (est 26 July 1996). Contact the Provost’s Office at