As a not-for-profit organisation, volunteers and donations make our work possible.

Donations, Fundraising and Career Mentoring

If you’ve been inspired by Deng or John Mac’s story and want to help, the easiest way to support our work and ‘future Dengs’ directly is to make a once off or recurring donation to our Scholarship Fund or our Initiatives Fund via our ‘Donate’ page.

If you would like to hold a fundraising event to donate proceeds to the John Mac Foundation, please get in touch.

We work with tertiary education institutions and industry leaders to provide scholarships and career mentoring opportunities to our scholarship recipients in Australia.

If you can help us to give another student from a refugee or humanitarian background the chance to reach their full potential, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us at regarding all donations, fundraising, scholarship and and career mentoring enquiries.

Other resources

If you or someone you know is a current asylum seeker or new Australian in need of support services other than scholarships, the following resources may be of assistance:

Asylum Seekers Resource Centre:
Immigration Advice and Rights Centre:
Refugee Advice & Case Work Service:
Settlement Services International: