Who we are
In the 1980s and 1990s Dave and Kerry Rickards started and built a very successful business that spanned across 117 locations in Australia. They subsequently sold this business and since the early 2000’s embarked upon a personal journey of giving, visiting and learning valuable lessons from hundreds of projects across the world.
The DAK Foundation was set up as a private ancillary fund in 2010 as an extension of the work they have been doing since 2002. It distributes funds through approved organisations in Australia for qualifying projects in developing countries. Dave is also a founding member of Partners For Equity (PFE), which was established in 2015 to provide aid to communities (predominantly in developing countries) that are disadvantaged or in poverty. PFE enter into partnerships based on equality and mutual respect with non-government, community-based, local organisations to implement and sustain such aid.
The DAK Foundation currently have 4 staff plus the full time voluntary service of the founders, and support from a host of medical volunteers.
We are based in Sydney, Australia and currently fund projects in over 25 countries in the developing world.
THE DAK FOUNDATION DOES NOT ACCEPT UNSOLICITED REQUESTS FOR FUNDING
WE DO NOT RECEIVE DONATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC