We are The Young Foundation and we
are determined to make positive social change happen.
We pioneered the field of social innovation, with The Open University, UpRising and
Studio Schools. We continue to work closely with individuals, communities and partners,
building relationships to ensure that our thinking does something, our actions
matter, and the change we make together
will continue to grow.
“Realising Ambition has been invaluable for us in terms of validating our strengths and recognising our areas for development.” Michael York
The Realising Ambition consortium supports projects that help young people to fulfil their potential.
"THRIVE is helping people come together around local issues – issues they can do something to change." Terry, THRIVE Middlesbrough
Building Local Activism helps people and organisations like THRIVE to engage with those in power and change their communities.
“Social investment may seem daunting, but there’s help out there.”
Our animation "Social Investment- An Introduction for Voluntary Youth Sector Organisations" demystifies the social investment process for the youth sector.
“I want to thank the Young Foundation for their extraordinary leadership in this work. We share the same passion to create a brighter future for our kids.” Lisa MacCallum Carter, Nike Inc
Move It is a call to action to increase young people's participation in sport.
" We have been through so much in our lives…but now we can use our experience to help others through social enterprise.” Lola and Sarah
CLIMB supports migrant, refugee and ethnic minority entrepreneurs to grow their ventures while considering the social impact of their business.