About us

People and communities are wise and resourceful. Across Australia, many people and organisations are working to ensure people have what they need to thrive. Yet, conditions continue to result in certain groups in certain places being more likely to experience disadvantage, often lasting for generations. 

As a large philanthropic foundation, we work for a future where people and places have what they need to thrive.

With organisations and communities, we invest in, build, and influence the conditions needed to stop disadvantage in Australia.

Our values reflect those of Paul Ramsay. PRF is not only a testament to his deep empathy, collaborative spirit and disruptive thinking, it is Paul’s enduring commitment to ensuring all people and communities have what they need to thrive.


We are unafraid to be bold, innovative, take risks and fail in finding better ways of making positive change.


We are committed to learning and unlearning to better understand the people and places that we work with.


We keep people at the centre of our work and listen deeply.


Back people and places to determine their future. Prioritise community-led efforts and organisations.


Take the time to build fit-for-purpose relationships, transcending transactions. Be both bold and humble.


Go beyond the funded initiative. Lean on each other’s wisdom, resources and relationships to really advance our shared outcomes.

Working in partnership with others is at the heart of our approach to creating meaningful change. Our principles guide us in how we work in partnership.

Our values & principles

An incredible legacy

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.

Meet the Board

PRF's Board Directors have extensive experience across business, industry, academia and the not-for-profit sector. They share Paul Ramsay's belief in action: that empathy, collaboration and new thinking can transform people's lives.

Our Board

Meet the team

The people of PRF believe in a future where people and places have what they need to thrive. We bring to this a sense of curiosity, a collaborative mindset, and diverse perspectives and experience.

Our team

Guiding vision and engagement

The First Nations Advisory Council supports PRF to work with our partners in ways that are thoughtful, community-led and self-determining to achieve sustainable and powerful impact.

First Nations Advisory Council

Join the PRF team

We are always looking for dedicated and talented people to help us achieve our purpose.

If you are someone who likes a challenge, is naturally determined, is innovative and collaborative, and wants to make an impact, then we'd like to hear from you.

We know that our employees have full lives outside of work, from family and caring commitments to pursuing personal interests. Our flexible and inclusive work policies and practices cater for diverse needs, supporting our team to navigate life’s joys and challenges.

Support for new parents

We offer 26 weeks of paid parental leave to support a smooth transition into parenthood, and our offices are accredited breastfeeding-friendly workplaces.

Health & wellbeing

PRF has a range of additional tailored leave options available including purchased, cultural, wellness, volunteer, and fertility treatment leave. We also support physical and mental health with access to free confidential counselling, annual flu vaccines and ergonomic workplace assessments.

Personal growth & development

Flexible and hybrid work options are available, as well as a sabbatical program to explore personal interests. We offer NFP salary packaging and a rewards program that offers discounts to more than 500 retailers.

Professional development

We encourage continuous learning and options to shape your career with active development plans, e-learning and online learning resources, and upskill sessions with the team. We also offer tuition support and study leave.

Cutting-edge technology

Experience seamless work with top-notch IT infrastructure, including standing desks, and touch screen laptops.

Social inclusion

Join fellow employees in a variety of activities such as breakfasts, lunches, social club activities, volunteering, and celebrations to mark days on the human rights calendar.

Employee benefits