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WHAT WE DO AND WHY

We want to empower children and young adults to change their lives for the better

As a charitable Foundation, it’s a simple goal, but an effective one. Enabling communities and projects to flourish, setting a path and plan for the future, to allow for continued self-sufficiency.

Our activity

We provide knowledge, skills, networks, and funds to partner organisations to stimulate a sustainable, rooted approach to charitable efforts.

Knowledge Skills Networks Funds
Knowledge Skills Networks Funds

Our objectives

  • To advance education for anyone up to the age of 25
  • To support young people in developing skills, capacities and capabilities to find employment
  • Relieve poverty and financial hardship
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of charities and charitable projects

Our areas of focus

  • Education: Formal learning, school improvements, vocational training, and higher education
  • Strength and Skills: Character development (within and beyond formal education)
  • Enterprise and Innovation: Testing and supporting early-stage charitable projects that have the desire and ability to be self-sustaining

Our objectives

  • To advance education for anyone up to the age of 25
  • To support young people in developing skills, capacities and capabilities to find employment
  • Relieve poverty and financial hardship
  • Improve the efficiency and effectiveness of charities and charitable projects

Our areas of focus

  • Education: Formal learning, school improvements, vocational training, and higher education
  • Strength and Skills: Character development (within and beyond formal education)
  • Enterprise and Innovation: Testing and supporting early-stage charitable projects that have the desire and ability to be self-sustaining

Our criteria

We proactively seek out partners who can develop projects that fulfil our criteria set out below. We don’t accept applications.

  • Enable individuals to become independent in order to flourish and fulfil their potential
  • They’re sustainable, either because they are scalable or replicable, or because they are rooted in the communities they serve
  • They are co-designed by the people the projects intend to support
  • They are innovative
  • They adopt a business/entrepreneurial mindset or are open to learning

“Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something”

This is the ethos of the Goodall Foundation, it is the underpinning of everything we do. We recognise that there are limitations to what anyone can do, but we aim to use our time and financial resources to maximise the impact we have on the communities we work with. In order for our projects to have longevity, we are looking to ensure they have the ability to be self-sustaining.

Our Team is always supported by those impacted, every individual involved with our partner organisations is a valued contributor to the Goodall Foundation’s success. One person might have the idea, another person the contacts, someone else will have the skills and training, but ultimately it takes a team, a community to make the kind of impact we’re looking to achieve