05/07/2022

History

We believe education changes lives and all children should experience a positive primary education – more than just the opportunity to go to school, it is often the little things which make the biggest difference.

The Phillips Brothers Foundation started out as The Camp Australia Foundation (tCAF) in 2006, a not-for-profit that was created to coordinate a range of programs to improve the lives of primary school children.

tCAF then commenced creating after-school programs, building curriculum to support young students, and donating to aligned charities doing great work in the education space.

The work has always been local, national (such as with partners like The Smith Family) and international (including Oxfam Australia and World Vision). The projects supported included providing books, shelving, curricula and learning materials, and even building schools.

tCAF also worked closely with highly respected charities The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, The Smith Family, Oxfam Australia, Australian Schools Plus, The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation, Plan International Australia and more.

Thanks to our dedicated Educators, in 2016 tCAF was able to positively impact the lives of more than 77,000 primary school children through the Australian and overseas programs.

tCAF kept growing from a first annual donation of $120,000 into an almost $4 million donated over its life, until it transitioned in 2018 into The Phillips Brothers Foundation.

Today, The Phillips Brothers Foundation is working with Common Ground to support indigenous literacy and knowledge-sharing, Australian Schools Plus to support students in disadvantaged schools, and Plan International Australia to bring education, teaching and libraries to remote students.