Welcome to the English Family Foundation

Our vision is to support transformational change in our world through the growth and development of social entrepreneurs and social businesses. We are interested in people and organisations creating change here within Australia or in those developing South East Asian countries who are our closest neighbours. We call these people “social enterprise changemakers”. We are passionate about driving transformational change in our world through supportive partnerships with early stage social changemakers and the organisations behind them.

Our mission is to support and partner with early stage social enterprise changemakers who:

  • are working to bring transformative change to the lives of those within their communities, particularly with the aim of restoring, supporting or enhancing basic human rights, dignity and welfare;
  • are interested in developing scalable, sustainable and measurable business models for delivering community benefit through social enterprises or social businesses;
  • are strong leaders who understand the needs of the communities they seek to transform and are prepared to walk with us on a journey of shared learning and engagement, potentially over an extended period of time.

We are constantly inspired by our partners and want to inspire others to join us in providing vital support for these changemakers.


Our core priorities are reflected in our three grantmaking programs: