The Young Foundation The Young Foundation

The Young Foundation

The Young Foundation harnesses the power of social innovation to tackle the root causes of inequality.
We believe inequality undermines the economy and corrodes our wellbeing, leaving its mark on communities, relationships, aspirations and self-worth.
The Young Foundation is working to create a more equal and just society, where each individual can be fulfilled in their own terms. We work with the public and private sectors and civil society to empower people to lead happier and more meaningful lives.
We believe little about the future of society is inevitable. Bound by our shared humanity, we believe we collectively have the power to shape the societies and communities we want to live in.

Youth and Education
Young people are living, learning and negotiating their lives in an increasingly complex and challenging world. This calls for empowered, resilient young people, who play an active role in navigating their own paths.
For the past 60 years, The Young Foundation, and its predecessors and spin-offs, have worked to support young people to live fulfilled lives. We are passionate about reducing the inequality they face and work alongside governments, schools, universities, funders, charities, social enterprises and businesses to do so.
We also run the Young Academy, providing specialist capacity development and risk capital to social enterprises whose work raises the attainment of disadvantaged young people in England.