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How to ease rising disadvantage and meet growing demand for services?

COVID-19 and the related economic crisis are causing widespread damage to human health and the economy. Unemployment, social isolation, wage loss, increased debt, business closure and slowing growth, are just some of the challenges government, business, households,...

From the Team

Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience

Together with the Fire to Flourish team at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, the Paul Ramsay Foundation hosted a webinar on Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience on 26 August, 2021. The webinar invited reflection on the disruptive fires of the past...

New precinct to boost philanthropic sector in Sydney

MEDIA STATEMENT Australia’s newest urban precinct created for purpose-led organisations and social enterprises is set to open this year in Darlinghurst under the stewardship of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. Built in 1927, the historic former Church of Christ, Scientist...

Tools to assess organisational resilience

Authors: Malcolm Garrow (Social Ventures Australia) & Anandini Saththianathan (Paul Ramsay Foundation) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy human toll across the world. The external shocks of 2020 also caused disruption within both the for-profit and...

Disrupting Disadvantage: Disruptive Questions

On 10 June 2021, the Paul Ramsay Foundation hosted the first of a new event series - Disrupting Disadvantage. This discussion focused on 'Disruptive Questions', and featured a panel of Leila Smith, Professor Marc Stears, Professor Marcia Langton AM and the...

Pandemic-proofing Australia’s education system

MEDIA RELEASE 9 June 2021 Researchers are urging key decision makers and sector stakeholders to adopt 16 recommendations to help close the educational divide and improve Australia’s treatment of children and young...

On the lottery of life: New books on the merits of philanthropy

Author: Glyn Davis Save the Children in Stockholm wanted to highlight the unfair distribution of global wealth, so it invented an online game called The Lottery of Life. This invited Swedes to a website to spin the wheel of chance. If you were born again tomorrow,...

Sustaining our partners: a national response to COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, we have worked to support our partners as they faced increased demand for their services and unprecedented challenges to their operations. This graphic timeline outlines the major events and achievements by our Sustaining Our Partners...

Building resilient charities to support Australia’s wellbeing

‘Vital support: building resilient charities to support Australia’s wellbeing’ is the fourth report in the Partners in Recovery series from Social Ventures Australia and the Centre for Social Impact. The report reviews the state of the charity sector a year on from...

Launch of On Life’s Lottery

Many of life’s opportunities are decided before we are born. Hear from Paul Ramsay Foundation CEO Professor Glyn Davis at the launch of his new book, On Life’s Lottery, in conversation with ABC journalist Geraldine Doogue in Sydney on 2 March, 2021....

How rereading can be ‘discovering a different book’

Luke Slattery Financial Review, 22 April 2021 Glyn Davis, chief executive of the Paul Ramsay Foundation, opens the book for AFR Magazine in this month’s What I Am Reading column. You’re an educator and a manager – and a writer. Who is the contemporary writer you’d...

Community bonds build resilience before disaster hits

Glyn Davis The Australian, 14 April 2021 When disaster hits, Australians are quick to help. Yet in the months and years after ashes flicker out, floodwaters recede or the cyclonic winds abate, a common story often emerges — afflicted communities feel left behind to...

On Life’s Lottery – Notes

Thanks for your interest in On Life’s Lottery, published by Hachette. This blog contains links for references in the text, with the occasional additional note on sources. Glyn Davis   Pg 1     Ursula Le Guin, ‘The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas’, reprinted at...

Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery

The economic recovery risks leaving many Australians behind. But it doesn’t have to be this way, write Dr Kate Harrison Brennan and Dr Jeni Whalan, issuing a call to action for the nation’s leaders. If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that crises – whether bushfires...

Paul Ramsay Foundation supports Happy Paws for more happy hearts across Australia
Paul Ramsay Foundation supports Happy Paws for more happy hearts across Australia
Links to Early Learning – evaluation report
Links to Early Learning – evaluation report
First Nations Advisory Council to help steer Paul Ramsay Foundation forward
First Nations Advisory Council to help steer Paul Ramsay Foundation forward
Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience
Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience
New partnership to break the cycle of incarceration in the Northern Territory
New partnership to break the cycle of incarceration in the Northern Territory
New precinct to boost philanthropic sector in Sydney
New precinct to boost philanthropic sector in Sydney
Paul Ramsay Foundation Appoints Chief Alliances Officer
Paul Ramsay Foundation Appoints Chief Alliances Officer
Review of Initial Teacher Education: Roundtable hosted by the Paul Ramsay Foundation
Review of Initial Teacher Education: Roundtable hosted by the Paul Ramsay Foundation
Tools to assess organisational resilience
Tools to assess organisational resilience
The COVID pandemic and educational disadvantage: what do we know and what can we do?
The COVID pandemic and educational disadvantage: what do we know and what can we do?
Disrupting Disadvantage: Disruptive Questions
Disrupting Disadvantage: Disruptive Questions
Shelter from the storm: Learning from the rise in domestic and family violence during COVID-19
Shelter from the storm: Learning from the rise in domestic and family violence during COVID-19
Pandemic-proofing Australia’s education system
Pandemic-proofing Australia’s education system
On the lottery of life: New books on the merits of philanthropy
On the lottery of life: New books on the merits of philanthropy
Sustaining our partners: a national response to COVID-19
Sustaining our partners: a national response to COVID-19
A Fair Day’s Work: Detecting wage theft with data
A Fair Day’s Work: Detecting wage theft with data
Bringing evidence to educators to improve the quality of teaching
Bringing evidence to educators to improve the quality of teaching
Monash University, Paul Ramsay Foundation and Metal Manufactures Limited partner to reimagine community resilience in new $50 million program
Monash University, Paul Ramsay Foundation and Metal Manufactures Limited partner to reimagine community resilience in new $50 million program
Building resilient charities to support Australia’s wellbeing
Building resilient charities to support Australia’s wellbeing
Launch of On Life’s Lottery
Launch of On Life’s Lottery
The legacy of Hugh Stretton: A democratic thinker in the lottery of life
The legacy of Hugh Stretton: A democratic thinker in the lottery of life
A lasting legacy: why we need to invest in language and pre-reading skills
A lasting legacy: why we need to invest in language and pre-reading skills
Unlocking stories of the past for our present and future
Unlocking stories of the past for our present and future
Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2021: Introductory welcome by our Chief Program Officer Jeni Whalan
Philanthropy Australia National Conference 2021: Introductory welcome by our Chief Program Officer Jeni Whalan
A blueprint to grow structured giving
A blueprint to grow structured giving
How rereading can be ‘discovering a different book’
How rereading can be ‘discovering a different book’
Community bonds build resilience before disaster hits
Community bonds build resilience before disaster hits
Paul Ramsay Foundation Supports Red Cross for Emergency Floods Relief
Paul Ramsay Foundation Supports Red Cross for Emergency Floods Relief
On Life’s Lottery – Notes
On Life’s Lottery – Notes
New partnership with Data.org to address building momentum behind data science for social change and specifically a fair day’s work for all in Australia
New partnership with Data.org to address building momentum behind data science for social change and specifically a fair day’s work for all in Australia
Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery
Australians in poverty need a bounce-forward recovery
PRF delighted to annouce appointment of Natalie Walker to the board
PRF delighted to annouce appointment of Natalie Walker to the board
First Nations-led research projects awarded to address COVID-19 community needs
First Nations-led research projects awarded to address COVID-19 community needs
Sustaining Our Partners
Sustaining Our Partners
Partnership in Practice
Partnership in Practice
Live-Recorded Panel: What is the distinctive role philanthropy can play in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Live-Recorded Panel: What is the distinctive role philanthropy can play in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Sustaining Our Partners through COVID-19: Early lessons
Sustaining Our Partners through COVID-19: Early lessons
We are locking potential and hope behind bars
We are locking potential and hope behind bars
The Paul Ramsay Foundation: 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission
The Paul Ramsay Foundation: 2020-21 Pre-Budget Submission
PAUL RAMSAY FOUNDATION PROVIDES NOT-FOR-PROFITS WITH $18 MILLION BOOST IN EMERGENCY FUNDING
PAUL RAMSAY FOUNDATION PROVIDES NOT-FOR-PROFITS WITH $18 MILLION BOOST IN EMERGENCY FUNDING
NATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES DATA NOW ON OPENDATA.ORG.AU
NATIONAL SOCIAL SERVICES DATA NOW ON OPENDATA.ORG.AU
Paul Ramsay Foundation supports Uluru Statement from the Heart
Paul Ramsay Foundation supports Uluru Statement from the Heart
Paul Ramsay Foundation will fight poverty with $4bn Ramsay bequest
Paul Ramsay Foundation will fight poverty with $4bn Ramsay bequest
INITIAL $84 MILLION FOR NEW STRATEGY TO BREAK CYCLES OF DISADVANTAGE
INITIAL $84 MILLION FOR NEW STRATEGY TO BREAK CYCLES OF DISADVANTAGE
Philanthropic group’s bold bid to tackle poverty
Philanthropic group’s bold bid to tackle poverty
Australian Philanthropy committed to supporting grantees and partners in COVID-19 health crisis
Australian Philanthropy committed to supporting grantees and partners in COVID-19 health crisis
Sustaining our Partners taskforce to guide partners through COVID-19 crisis
Sustaining our Partners taskforce to guide partners through COVID-19 crisis
Forget-me-not postcard from the embers
Forget-me-not postcard from the embers
COMMUNITY RADIO GIVES RENEWED VOICE TO BUSHFIRE VICTIMS
COMMUNITY RADIO GIVES RENEWED VOICE TO BUSHFIRE VICTIMS
New open data portal shares maps of bushfire-affected areas
New open data portal shares maps of bushfire-affected areas
The Paul Ramsay Foundation allocates first phase funding of $9 million to support the fight against COVID-19
The Paul Ramsay Foundation allocates first phase funding of $9 million to support the fight against COVID-19
Bushfire recovery in the face of COVID-19
Bushfire recovery in the face of COVID-19
Paul Ramsay Foundation: Important information about our launch
Paul Ramsay Foundation: Important information about our launch
Bushfire Response Update
Bushfire Response Update
Chris Cuffe Joins Paul Ramsay Foundation Investment Committee
Chris Cuffe Joins Paul Ramsay Foundation Investment Committee
Atlas’s Success Shows The Way To Other Women
Atlas’s Success Shows The Way To Other Women
Paul Ramsay Foundation To Donate $30m To Bushfire Relief
Paul Ramsay Foundation To Donate $30m To Bushfire Relief
Paul Ramsay Foundation: $30m For Communities Affected By Bushfires
Paul Ramsay Foundation: $30m For Communities Affected By Bushfires
Paul Ramsay Foundation – Peer to Peer Program
Paul Ramsay Foundation – Peer to Peer Program
Five New Approaches To Breaking The Cycle Of Disadvantage
Five New Approaches To Breaking The Cycle Of Disadvantage
Changefest 2019 – Mount Druitt
Changefest 2019 – Mount Druitt
Quality Teaching Rounds
Quality Teaching Rounds
Announcing Ten Successful Participants For The Final Round Of Peer To Peer Grant Assessment
Announcing Ten Successful Participants For The Final Round Of Peer To Peer Grant Assessment
Ray Martin Interviews Paul Ramsay
Ray Martin Interviews Paul Ramsay

From the Team

Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience

Together with the Fire to Flourish team at the Monash Sustainable Development Institute, the Paul Ramsay Foundation hosted a webinar on Community Leadership and Disaster Resilience on 26 August, 2021. The webinar invited reflection on the disruptive fires of the past...

New precinct to boost philanthropic sector in Sydney

MEDIA STATEMENT Australia’s newest urban precinct created for purpose-led organisations and social enterprises is set to open this year in Darlinghurst under the stewardship of the Paul Ramsay Foundation. Built in 1927, the historic former Church of Christ, Scientist...

Latest Research

Links to Early Learning – evaluation report

The Paul Ramsay Foundation is dedicated to breaking cycles of disadvantage in Australia, recognising that for many Australians this cycle begins at birth. Early childhood education is critical for giving children and their families a strong foundation for all future...

Tools to assess organisational resilience

Authors: Malcolm Garrow (Social Ventures Australia) & Anandini Saththianathan (Paul Ramsay Foundation) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy human toll across the world. The external shocks of 2020 also caused disruption within both the for-profit and...

Bringing evidence to educators to improve the quality of teaching

Authors: Professor Lucas Walsh, Blake Cutler, Connie Cirkony, Joanne Gleeson, Mandy Gayle Salisbury and Mark Rickinson (Monash University) By June 2020, the COVID-19 crisis had forced schools to close in 188 countries, disrupting the learning of more than 1.7 billion...

Latest Research

Links to Early Learning – evaluation report

The Paul Ramsay Foundation is dedicated to breaking cycles of disadvantage in Australia, recognising that for many Australians this cycle begins at birth. Early childhood education is critical for giving children and their families a strong foundation for all future...

Tools to assess organisational resilience

Authors: Malcolm Garrow (Social Ventures Australia) & Anandini Saththianathan (Paul Ramsay Foundation) The COVID-19 pandemic has exacted a heavy human toll across the world. The external shocks of 2020 also caused disruption within both the for-profit and...

Bringing evidence to educators to improve the quality of teaching

Authors: Professor Lucas Walsh, Blake Cutler, Connie Cirkony, Joanne Gleeson, Mandy Gayle Salisbury and Mark Rickinson (Monash University) By June 2020, the COVID-19 crisis had forced schools to close in 188 countries, disrupting the learning of more than 1.7 billion...