The Colman Foundation was established in 2005 with an initial grant from Pam and Julius Colman and has grown since with donations received and investments made.
The specific focus of the Colman Foundation is to promote positive education outcomes for children and families in disadvantaged communities. It supports service integration through a local, collaborative partnership between state government, local government, early childhood and adult learning providers, and health and community service partners. The Colman Foundation enables a single point of entry to a fully integrated model of high quality early learning, education and community support for children, young people and their families.
The Colman Foundation has developed a model – “Our Place” – that embodies pride in place, excellence in practice and ownership in outcomes.