• Organization TypeAdvocacy NGO
  • Staff51-100
  • HeadquartersAustralia
  • Founded1922

The Smith Family

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. Since 1922, their goal hasn't changed. On Christmas eve 1922, five businessmen walked into a Sydney orphanage carrying armfuls of toys and sweets.  They walked out inspired by a single goal: to improve the lives of disadvantaged children in Australia. When asked who the children could thank, one of the men, preferring to remain anonymous, said “Smith”.  “What about the others?” the matron asked. “They’re Smiths too”, replied the man. “We’re all Smiths. We’re The Smith Family.” And so, The Smith Family was born. They 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, their impact will have a lasting effect on those they help today, and for generations to come. One in seven Australian children and young people living in poverty need their support to make the most of their education. I urge you to explore their website to learn more about this important issue, their programs, and how you can make a difference. They are truly grateful to the many thousands of caring Australians who support the work they do for families in need. Without your generosity, their work in 94 communities across Australia simply wouldn't be possible. Vision: A better future for young Australians in need. Mssion: To create opportunities for young Australians in need by providing long-term support for their participation in education. Belief: Every child deserves a chance.   Values: -Respect -Integrity -Collaboration -Innovation -Excellence          
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Job openings over the past year

4Total posted jobs

Examples of past jobs

  • Face to Face Manager
  • Direct Marketing Manager

Staff at The Smith Family have experience in


  • development
  • research & development
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • anti-poverty / social justice
  • economic policy


  • goal global


  • sri lanka
  • australia
  • japan
  • cambodia
  • new zealand


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices

  • Australia (headquarters)
  • Sydney
  • Level 9, 117 Clarence Street, New South Wales