Our purpose is to overcome disadvantage and inequality and enable social inclusion, self-determination and possibility in life.
The Harris Family Foundation was established to coordinate the Harris family's giving strategy and partnerships with charitable groups. As well as to involve all generations of the family in the Foundation’s activities.
The Harris family has partnered with several organisations to deliver major projects. We consider these projects to be transformational in building the capacity of the organisations and the outcomes they can achieve.
Our Grants Program currently focuses on supporting, innovative, for-purpose charities which are making a difference in the Foundation’s areas of interest. Applications for Grants are by invitation only at this stage.
In 2001 the Harris family donated the use of the ‘Dream Factory’ to The Reach Foundation, as a celebration of their belief in young people, their hopes and future.
REACH, Collingwood, Melbourne
The Harris Family Foundation seeks to add value to the community by providing support to projects.
Our Projects —
STREAT Youth Training Academy
In 2013, the Harris family purchased a property in Collingwood and gifted its use to STREAT for 50 years. The property is now STREAT’s headquarters and has been redeveloped into a youth training academy which trains and supports 365 young people each year.
REACH ‘Dream Factory’
In 2001, the Harris family purchased the Dream Factory for REACH in Collingwood to hold its positive and preventative mental health programs for young people aged 10 to 25 each year through unique, youth-led school workshops and community programs.
Harris Housing Project
In this first-of-its-kind housing project, Launch Housing and the Harris Family Foundation delivered 47 architecturally designed studios to people experiencing long-term homelessness on government land in Melbourne's West.