Our partner organisations

Our eight national partner organisations are leaders in place-based research, service delivery and practice in early childhood, and catalytic philanthropy. They are valued key partners, contributors and mentors in the Opportunity Child initiative as we work together using a collective impact approach to dramatically improve the lives of the 65,000 children who start school each year in Australia with big challenges in learning and in life.

Australian Red Cross

img5The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement helps tens of millions of people around the world each year and here at Australian Red Cross, we care for local communities in Australia and further afield. With millions of volunteers worldwide and thousands of members, volunteers and supporters across Australia they can reach people and places like nobody else.

Goodstart Early Learning

img3Goodstart was founded on a vision of giving children the best possible start in life through access to quality early learning. As a social enterprise, Goodstart is a not-for-profit organisation that operates with strong business disciplines. They reinvest operating surpluses in their network, their people and their purpose – for the benefit of every child and their early learning.

Woodside Energy

img8Frustrated with the status quo of funding multiple individual organisations and projects across a range of issue areas, in 2014 Woodside decided to do things differently. They chose to allocate a proportion of their social investment budget towards a single systemic issue and launched the Woodside Development Fund to focus on early childhood development.

ten20 Foundation

ten20 is the founding funder of Opportunity Child, and exists to catalyse, convene and support our community-led collective impact effort. Their focus is children aged 0-8 years of age, and their goal is to work alongside their partners to reduce child vulnerability as per the Australian Early Development Census from 22% to 15%.

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI)

MCRI undertakes research into infant, child and adolescent health. As the largest child health research institute in Australia, its 1500 researchers work to translate the knowledge they create from our research into effective prevention, early intervention and treatments for children. They strive for a healthier community, fewer sick kids visiting hospitals, and the best possible care for children who unfortunately become ill.

Centre for Social Impact (CSI)

img2CSI’s mission is to improve the delivery of beneficial social impact in Australia through research, teaching, measurement and the promotion of public debate. They take a systems approach to developing innovative solutions to the biggest social challenges today, with a vision for a better Australia tomorrow. Through research, teaching, events and advocacy, they aim to ensure knowledge translates to impact. CSI brings together leaders and organisations from business, government and social purpose sectors to build evidence-based, sustainable and scalable approaches to improving impact. They facilitate collaboration between today’s thought leaders and influencers and they develop leaders of tomorrow through university education, conferences, workshops and events. Their research, teaching and advocacy are focused around our social impact framework, which captures our vision for more effective systems for social impact in Australia.

Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)

img7The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the largest, and most successful medical research institutes in Australia, comprising a dedicated and diverse team of more than 500 staff and students.

Established in 1990 by Founding Director Professor Fiona Stanley, the Institute was among the first to adopt a multidisciplinary approach to major health issues: clinical research, laboratory sciences and epidemiologists all under the one roof, to tackle complex diseases and issues in a number of ways.

Research at Telethon Kids is grouped around four research focus areas: Aboriginal health, brain and behaviour, chronic diseases of childhood and early environment. Located in Subiaco, Western Australia, Telethon Kids has strong affiliations with Princess Margaret Hospital for Children and all the major Western Australian universities, particularly The University of Western Australia and Curtin University.

Australian Research Alliance for Children & Youth (ARACY)

img1The Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY) is a national non-profit organisation which focuses on bringing together researchers, policymakers and practitioners, to turn the best evidence on ‘what works’ for child and youth wellbeing into practical, preventative action to benefit all young Australians. Established in 2001, ARACY continues to build on the founding idea that the complex issues affecting young Australians can’t be solved by one individual or organisation working in isolation.

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