Established in 1886 through the Will of Dr William Wyatt, The Wyatt Trust is a leading South Australian philanthropic foundation. Our vision is for all South Australians to have opportunities to participate in the community and live with dignity and hope.
Dr William Wyatt and Mrs Julia Wyatt travelled from Plymouth, UK, arriving in Holdfast Bay, South Australia in February 1837.
During his life in Adelaide, Dr Wyatt held a significant number of official positions. He set up his home first in Grenfell Street and later at Kurralta, Burnside. His son, William, the only one of his five children to survive childhood, died in 1872 aged 34. Dr Wyatt’s wealth was derived from his purchase of land in the city and elsewhere in March 1837.Read More
5,592Individuals and households assisted through small grants and partner grants in 2017/2018
635People assisted into employment pathways and/or sustainable employment
1,000Students and families with increased engagement in education
With an exclusive focus on supporting individuals, Wyatt holds a unique position in the philanthropic sector. Our four priority areas are employment, education, financial wellbeing and housing.
At Wyatt we see ourselves as part of the wider social system that seeks to enhance the lives of people in need through practical support and the pursuit of solutions to entrenched disadvantage.
Wyatt’s annual reports celebrate the impact of our partnerships across South Australia, and highlight our funding models. Click here to read our most recent reports and associated research papers.