Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited

Also known as “Think+DO Tank Foundation”, “LOST IN BOOKS”, “FORKED TONGUES”, “THE PEOPLE MOVERS: FROM WAITING TO MOVING” and “AGAINST THE TIDE”, Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited is a medium-scale charity established in 2013. Their main activity is registered as digital divide primarily serving children - aged 6 to under 15 youth - 15 to under 25 adults - aged 25 to under 65 migrants, refugees or asylum seekers people from a culturally and linguistically diverse background financially disadvantaged people.

Think+DO Tank Foundation collaborates with low-income and marginalised, urban communities in NSW, focusing on culturally and linguistically diverse women and children. Together, we develop a shared way of doing things, designing projects that have a demonstrated and lasting impact. Our evidence-based, replicable approaches improve social cohesion; reduce isolation; strengthen community capacity; and foster equity. By using the arts, imagination and creativity and social enterprise to approach communities we shift the realms of possibility while we simultaneously address the pragmatic challenges of disadvantage which hinder change. Art asks us to examine our humanity, to amplify the threads that connect us and diminish those that divide us through geography, language and politics. Art starts conversations, holds and celebrates diverse points of view and asks each of us to imagine, and to create a world that does not yet exist. How can we create change if we don't have the imagination to design a different world for ourselves? The Think+DO Tank Foundation amplifies the stories of people and their places, in their own languages and in English. We explore how arts-based approaches can shift systems that reinforce poverty. By creating space for artistic self-expression in the languages spoken in the communities around us each of us can take an equal place in making new Australian stories and imagining new possibilities, together. In 2020, we delivered on our mission by: - operating our LOST IN BOOKS community hub in Fairfield, South Western Sydney that focuses on culturally and linguistically diverse women, children and youth - launching our response to COVID-19, LOST IN BOOKS TV that delivered more than 80 packages of multilingual, original content to our target audience while the doors to our community hub were closed during the pandemic - fabricating our purpose-built arts outreach caravan, The Universe of Possibilities to take our multilingual creative programming to refugee resettlement hubs in 2021, subject to public health advice - acquiring and fitting out our 12-seater transporter van, The People Movers, to begin a low-cost transportation service for low-income community members to improve mobility, daily efficacy and social connectedness amongst recently arrived migrants and refugees in Fairfield.

Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited

Who They Help

  • Youth - 15 to under 25
  • People in rural/regional/remote communities
  • People from a culturally and linguistically diverse background
  • Migrants, refugees or asylum seekers
  • Financially disadvantaged people
  • Females
  • Families
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Adults - aged 65 and over
  • Adults - aged 25 to under 65



Total employee expenses: $264,260 (57% of revenue).
Average full-time equivalent salary: $33,033.

Revenue vs Expenses

Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited has seen an average annual growth of 60% in revenue versus a 63% p.a. increase in expenses. This imbalance can sometimes mean a challenge for long-term financial management.

Assets vs Liabilities

As of 2020, Think & DO Tank Foundation Limited has a debt-to-equity (D/E) ratio of 0.69. This is considered slightly riskier than average within the charity space.

Sources of Revenue

Sources of Expense

Responsible People

Kalpana Gee
Jane Stratton
Sera Mirzabegian
Amy Denmeade
Siobhan Mccann
Maria Herminia Graterol

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Registration Status
Charity is registered.
DGR Status

Donations can be claimed as a tax deduction. (Fund name: THINK & DO TANK FOUNDATION LIMITED PUBLIC FUND).

Office Address
U 2 40 Harris St
Operating States
Entity Type
Australian Public Company

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