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
Our funding priorities
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.
Pathways for Impact
In 2018, assisted by the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Wyatt embarked on a Theory of Change process to better understand how change occurs for the individuals we seek to assist.
A commitment to collaboration
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.