The Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) work aims to put books into homes and communities where there are few to none and in its lifetime has gifted over 150,000 books. Its core focus is early literacy and its Book Buzz program aims to instil an early love of reading and build a strong literacy foundation for families, babies and toddlers. Its third program aims to publish stories written by children and adults in remote communities. Where possible it aims to publish those books in language.
Working in partnerships, ILF has published over 47 titles, 12 in Aboriginal languages.
The Foundation runs writing and illustrating workshops in a number of remote communities each year. In 2013 it received a special bequest from Pamela Lofts' estate to nurture promising young writers and illustrators.
The Foundation runs a national advocacy and fundraising campaign called The Great Book Swap with schools, libraries and businesses. This is celebrated on Indigenous Literacy Day, the first Wednesday in September.