What we do

Sir Robert Menzies attached great importance to creating opportunities for learning. He also worked incredibly hard to build Australia’s reputation on the world stage.

At the Menzies Foundation, we want to re-imagine and reawaken his vision for a strong, knowledgeable Australia. We have a 40-year track record of backing outstanding Australian leaders, and we will continue to support future leaders and build their capacity to create a better, healthier and smarter Australia.

We have identified three new important areas of focus to take us forward from 2018:

Like our namesake, we're committed to supporting leadership initiatives that grapple with issues that are germane to Australia’s future. With all three of our new focus areas, we aim to seek new knowledge, support innovation and build collaborations for catalytic change. 

From 2018, we're adopting a venture and catalytic model of philanthropy, which focuses on creating and nurturing partnerships to create systemic change. To do this, we're building a platform for partnerships and collaboration which will harness expertise and resources for significant social impact.

A stronger, more informed and knowledgeable Australia – this is what the Menzies Foundation continues to strive for.