The Smith Family is a national, independent children's charity helping disadvantaged Australians to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
A message from The Smith Family CEO, Lisa O'Brien
We truly believe supporting a child’s education is the best way to help break the cycle of disadvantage. By giving disadvantaged children and young people the support and resources they need to achieve their full potential, our impact will have a lasting effect on those we help today, and for generations to come.
One in seven Australian children and young people living in poverty1 need our support to make the most of their education. I urge you to explore our website to learn more about this important issue, our programs, and how you can make a difference.
We are truly grateful to the many thousands of caring Australians who support the work we do for families in need. Without your generosity, our work in 94 communities across Australia simply wouldn't be possible.
A better future for young Australians in need.
Respect | We are caring
Integrity | We are ethical
Collaboration | We work together
Innovation | We are dynamic
Excellence | We strive for quality
Research and evidence-based practice underpins all our work.
We have a talented and dedicated team who work across the country to achieve our vision of a better future for young Australians in need.
We rely on support from generous donors, sponsors and our corporate partners for the majority of our income.
We aim to provide a working environment where staff and volunteers have the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.
For more than ninety years, The Smith Family has been supporting disadvantaged Australians.
Learn how our work, and your contribution, is making a difference to the lives of students and their families.
We are committed to ensuring your generous support is used in the best possible way.