Our Causes
Our Causes
Our Causes
Pohl Foundation

No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart.

Our mission is to shine the light on the road ahead to make a meaningful difference where others may have not. The Pohl Foundation aims:

Our Mission

We work

To provide financial support to people, animals or things.

We aspire

To be culturally and contextually bound; and act with unwavering empathy.

We hope

To ensure support that encourages satisfaction through effort, not attainment.

We aim

To embrace curiosity, creativity and creation. 

Make the world SHINE

The Causes We Support

NSW Art Gallery

From its magnificent site in Sydney, the Art Gallery of NSW is one of Australia’s flagship art museums and the state’s leading visual arts institution. Our mission is to serve the widest possible audience as a centre of excellence for the collection, preservation, documentation, interpretation and display of Australian and international art, and a forum of scholarship, art education and the exchange of ideas. 

A Sound Life

A Sound Life (ASL) Charity was brought to life in 2014 by the internationally renowned musicians and yoga teachers, Edo & Jo Mall Kahn. After dedicating over half a decade volunteering in a range of humanitarian projects around the world, Edo & Jo were inspired to start A Sound Life, where they could wholly focus their energy on helping and empowering people in need to become more resilient.

Gold Coast Hospital Foundation

As a locally-based community organisation, we raise funds to support patients and their families by delivering local health programs and projects. Our purpose is to relieve medical hardship caused by illness, injury or disability while supporting the incredible patient care provided by Gold Coast Health medical professionals.

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation

Currumbin Wildlife Hospital is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. Its mission is to treat, rehabilitate and release Australian wildlife.

In the last 20 years, over 140,000 wildlife patients would have struggled to survive without the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and its incredible network of wildlife carers.

Bond University

As Australia’s first private non-profit university, Bond University seeks to be recognised internationally as a leading independent university, imbued with a spirit to innovate, a commitment to influence and a dedication to inspire tomorrow’s professionals who share a personalised and transformational student experience.

Our Belief

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

The Foil
New South Wales Art Gallery

The Restoration of
The Foil

The Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) where the foundation has sponsored the restoration of a number of paintings. Recent AGNSW conservation projects include the The foil which was gifted to the Art Gallery of NSW by the artist’s family in 1943. In 2014, thanks to Manny and Gail Pohl and a generous donation from the Pohl Foundation, AGNSW initiated a major conservation project and The Prospector which was painted by Julian Ashton in 1889.
New South Wales Art Gallery

The Restoration of
The Five Senses

One of the Gallery’s most important old masters is back on display in the grand courts following an extensive conservation treatment of both the painting and its magnificent frame, supported by Manny and Gail Pohl and their generous donation from the Pohl Foundation.
Carlo Cignani (1628–1719) was the most renowned painter of the late 17th century in the Italian city of Bologna, where he maintained a flourishing workshop in the 1660s and 1670s.

The Five Senses

by Carlo Cignani

A Lady in

New South Wales Art Gallery

A Lady in Blue

'A lady in blue' was painted by Australian expatriate artist Hugh Ramsay while he was studying in Paris between 1901 and 1902. It depicts fellow Australian student JS MacDonald with his American fiancée Maud Keller in the studio-apartment MacDonald and Ramsay shared at Montparnasse.
A lady in blue is the most enigmatic of Ramsay's paintings. Ramsay employs the striking colour distinction of evocative blue for the female figure's dress as she emerges from the darkness. She is physically close, but psychologically distanced from the male behind her.
The conservation and preparation of Hugh Ramsay's A lady in blue 1902 and other artworks in the new Grand Courts display was supported by The Pohl Foundation.