Our Story

We believe in opportunity

We know it’s possible for children to break the cycle of dependence and welfare to become enterprising members of their communities.  Our work is to unleash their capacity through investment in education and economic development.

We align ourselves with those who believe that people in privileged positions have a responsibility to give back to those less fortunate, and that doing so will unlock compassion and empathy.  In every act of giving there is the experience of receiving which is critical to changing the world.

Our experience has shown that collaboration is the key to positive change.  We believe that bringing businesses, not-for-profits and communities together with a common goal results in sustainable, long-lasting improvements.

Today we work alongside six ambitious businesses and eight community organisations to offer young people the opportunity to fulfil their potential. We are a public ancillary fund with deductible gift recipient status.

Our Vision

Our vision is for a world where businesses are generous and children realise their potential.

Our Mission

To create opportunities for people to improve their own lives, positively impacting communities and businesses. We exist quite simply to enrich lives.

Our History

In 2005, the Kain Foundation was established by South Australian business owner John Kain based on the premise that while working toward changing the circumstances of people in poverty, it was critical those assisting were empathised by their experience. Over the years we have strengthened this mission to put children and youth at the heart of what we do.

The Foundation has progressed a great deal since its inception; from humble beginnings, bringing together business employees to volunteer their time at the local soup kitchen to 2011 joining The Smith Family on mentoring programs, to 2017 when the Foundation successfully completed its eighth Uganda Project trip and began working with three other local organisations to support children and youth experiencing hardship.



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Adelaide SA 5000

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Kain Foundation
The Foundation is a public ancillary fund and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a deductible gift recipient. ABN 63 425 376 446.