Morris Family Foundation

The Morris Family Foundation invests in projects and organisations with meaningful social, economic and environmental impact both at home in Australia, and internationally.

We support innovative organisations that shape real and systemic change at the heart of the complex problems facing our world.

In 2019, the Foundation implemented a ‘climate lens’ onto new grants, to ensure that all giving is working towards safeguarding a liveable climate for all. This means that all Morris Family Foundation grantees are working towards a zero carbon future through their projects.

The Morris Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation and was established in 2009 as the philanthropic arm of the Morris Group.

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Impact Areas

We believe that Mother Nature should be given the opportunity to provide the earth and all inhabitants with a stable climate

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Equitable growth
and just societies

Investing in quality education and training creates long term sustainability, by helping people to help themselves and their communities. We support global projects that provide quality education and training with a focus on moving people into meaningful work that will assist in developing their community. We also focus on the economic inclusion of disadvantaged groups within Australian society.

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Food security and sustainable agriculture

We believe in a global food system that provides equitable access to healthy, nutritious food, and that is grown in a way that supports soils, biodiversity, the climate and the people who produce our food. We support global projects that enable the type of food system we want for the future.

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Health and
wellbeing for all

We believe in preventative solutions to health and wellbeing driven by healthy diet, physical activity, mindfulness and being productive members of the community. We support projects that enable people and communities to reach their potential and live healthy and happy lives.

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Protection and restoration of the environment

We believe that Mother Nature should be given the opportunity to provide the earth and all inhabitants with a stable climate, clean water, healthy soils and fresh air. We support diverse projects from advocacy to research and direct conservation that we believe can achieve a systemic impact.

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Projects

  • Farmers For Climate Action

    A trusted and respected voice in the agricultural world calling for climate action. Read more

  • Talent Beyond Boundaries

    Matching highly skilled refugees with jobs that need their expertise in Australia and around the world. Read more

  • Snowdome Foundation – Centre of Research Excellence in Myeloma

    Channelling investment into early phase human clinical trials of next generation treatments. Read more

  • Ganbina – Journey 2 Jobs

    Mentoring and training Indigenous students to build successful careers in partnership with Ignatius Park College. Read more

  • Sustainable Table

    An environmental not-for-profit that works to transform communities and food systems towards sustainable and regenerative practices. Read more

  • The School of St. Jude

    Providing high quality education that is a dream come true for students who would otherwise have very little opportunity. Read more

  • One Acre Fund

    Assisting farmers to end the cycle of poverty and hunger Read more

  • All Ears Cambodia

    Addressing the medical and developmental needs of people with disabling hearing loss in the still developing country of Cambodia. Read more

  • One Girl

    When you educate a girl, she can change her world Read more

  • Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

    Far more can be achieved by working together than acting alone Read more

  • Digital Divide Data

    Assisting impoverished youth pursue education and a career Read more

  • Orygen

    For all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood Read more

  • The Next Economy

    Working to support communities across Australia to implement approaches to strengthen and stimulate their local economies so that they serve both people and the planet. Read more

  • ClimateWorks Australia

    A leading think tank that bridges the gap between research and climate action through their Deep Decarbonisation Pathways work. Read more

  • Root Capital

    A global agricultural microfinance organisation that invests in the success of smallholder farmers. Read more

  • Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation

    Working to stop child labour and imprisonment Read more

To get in touch

We will endeavour to respond via email to all enquiries.

Please Note: we do not take unsolicited requests for funding.