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About us

Who we are

The late Paul Ramsay AO established the Foundation in his name in 2006 and, after his death in 2014, left most of his estate to continue his philanthropy for generations to come.

At PRF we believe in a world where all people can live their best lives. Our purpose is to help end cycles of disadvantage in Australia by enabling equitable opportunity for people and communities to thrive.

As one of the largest philanthropic foundations in Australia, we take our social responsibility seriously and aim to make a lasting contribution to positive change.

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More About PRF

How we work

Our approach

We invest in and partner with organisations and communities across Australia that focus on enabling people and places to thrive. We build the capability of organisations and the for-purpose sector and we aim to influence through collaboration and advocacy.

How we work

our partners

Partnerships to drive positive change

Ending cycles of disadvantage is an enormously complex challenge that cannot be solved alone, quickly, or with simple solutions. It’s why we collaborate with communities and organisations to collectively disrupt disadvantage, recognise and build on strengths, and enable opportunities for people and communities to thrive.

Since 2016, we have committed more than $1 billion in grant funding to more than 200 partners.

Meet our partners
Meet Our Partners


Research & resources

We commission research to help us take an evidence-informed approach to our philanthropy, and share knowledge and insights with those who can translate it into meaningful action.

By Ben Smith

April 15, 2024

By Ben Smith

December 13, 2023

By Squirrel Main

October 27, 2023

By the PRF team

September 29, 2023

What's on

Check out the events at Yirranma Place and across the sector that bring communities together to engage in meaningful conversation, debate key issues and examine solutions.

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We take a targeted approach to grant-making, working alongside organisations and our philanthropic peers to create change together.



We collaborate with people, communities and organisations who like us, believe in a world where all people can live their best lives.


Impact investments

We use impact investing alongside traditional grant-making opportunities as a powerful tool for positive change.

Yirranma Place

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