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“I am not a politician; I do not seek publicity, nor have I any ulterior motive whatsoever, except my love for Australia and the Australian people.” Sidney Myer

Our Approach to Philanthropy

Our strategic themes for FY19 – FY23 will be: people, organisations, beyond grantmaking and family engagement. People The Myer Innovation Fellowships, the Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships and the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards will be retained. In partnership with The Ian Potter Foundation, a new program investing in the not-for-profit (NFP) sector’s leaders will be […]


Sidney Myer was one of Australia’s most visionary business figures and entrepreneurs, as well as one of the most generous individuals of his time.

Trustees and Directors

The Sidney Myer Fund is governed by four Trustees.
The Myer Foundation is overseen by a board of six Directors and the President.


Leonard Vary | Chief Executive Officer Leonard assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Myer Foundation and Sidney Myer Fund in October 2011. Leonard is a former director of the Malthouse Theatre, a past Chair of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, a past Vice President of the Melbourne International Arts Festival and a […]

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