About us


An incredible legacy

Paul Ramsay Foundation is one of Australia’s largest charitable foundations. The late Paul Ramsay AO established the Foundation in 2006 and, after his death in 2014, left most of his estate to continue his philanthropy for generations to come.

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Our Purpose

A thriving future for all

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.

Our values

People at the centre

The values upon which we were founded are those of Paul Ramsay. The Foundation 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 the opportunity to thrive.

Respect for People

We value people and honest relationships with our colleagues, partners and peers.

Humility & Integrity

We will always listen with humility to expert advice and personal testimony.

Courage & Innovation

We are not afraid to take risks and fail. We will be bold to create lasting change.

Learning & Curiosity

We believe everyone has something to learn and something to contribute. We are informed by evidence and by the learnings and stories of those we support. 


We act in a way consistent with our core beliefs, as individuals and as a team.

Our shared approach

We begin with a focus on three powerful offramps: Learning Lives, Transitions to Employment and Justice and Safety.

Our Board

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.

Meet our Board

Our team

Meet the team

The people who make up PRF have a shared commitment to ending cycles of disadvantage in Australia. We bring to this challenge a sense of curiosity, a collaborative mindset, and diverse perspectives and experience.

Meet our team

First nations advisory COUNCIl

Guiding vision and engagement

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

Meet the Council

Our fellows

The PRF fellows

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Meet Our Fellows

Work with us

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.

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Our commitment

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 &

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.


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.

Yirranma Place

Visit our precinct for social purpose.

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