The Young Foundation is a leading independent centre for disruptive social innovation. We create new movements, institutions and companies that tackle the structural causes of inequality.
We work to create a more equal and just society, where each individual can be fulfilled in their own terms. We believe that little about the future of society is inevitable. Bound by our shared humanity, we believe we collectively have the power to shape the societies and communities we want to live in.
“It was great to be able to go and say hello – usually people just get on with things themselves but having seen him before I felt able to start a chat.” A U Guest
The U brings together diverse groups of individuals to learn useful skills and foster neighbourly ties.
“A public educational system, free at the point of use, should be our greatest tool for delivering equality of opportunity.”
Our Social Investment in Education report explores new possibilities to boost educational attainment.
“Community First is mobilising thousands of local volunteers to improve their own neighbourhoods.”
We’re working to bring local volunteers together to take action on the issues that matter to them.
“Ideas, as well as people, now move more freely." Michael Young
Read our blog to find out the realities of our work and what's on our minds.
“We are pleased to be working with The Young Foundation to evaluate our programmes as we move forward and put our 21st century vision into practice”
We’re working with Peabody to break down barriers that prevent individuals and communities from fulfilling their aspirations.