Founded by the Payton family in 2011 by donating 20% of the shares in Payton Capital, the Payton Foundation partners with charities and Payton Capital clients to help the transform the lives of the poor and the vulnerable.

Rather than “re-inventing the wheel”, we partner with well established organisations already doing great work and supports them with the resources to make it happen.  We focus on projects that bring transformation through: education/training, housing and health.

Partnering with local organisations, we develop personal relationships to ensure that resources are deployed appropriately. We choose partners who demonstrate integrity, transparency and accountability in financial management.  And we stay close to them keeping them accountable so you can trust that your gifts are being used effectively.

Our aim is to provide support for the whole person, to effect the long term relief of poverty in body, soul and spirit.

Charity Partners

CHIPS work with primary aged children in crisis to help them feel calm, connected and able to engage in
their learning. Through a trauma informed approach, CHIPS works with children, their families, school community and other local agencies to help establish on-going family support.

CHIPS are responding to the emotional and social needs of children during the Covid-19 lockdown. Providing families in isolation with home activity packs, mental health resources for kids and remote access to Chaplains. The team have also developed materials to aid teachers while they work from home.

Fusion is a youth and community organisation working to strengthen young people through a community based response. Accommodating, educating, supporting and sharing life. 

They are the only crisis housing service on the Mornington Peninsula, providing housing and support to young people experiencing homelessness. The team also run early intervention programs and provide a number of school and youth program supports to help young people thrive.
In the near future we hope to work with the team to extend their service to provide more short- medium stay accommodation for young mums and their children experiencing homelessness. 

Throughout this pandemic we continue to partner with Fusion to provide a safe place for young people experiencing homelessness. With the rise in domestic violence, we are also supporting the team to deliver online youth programs to care for young people; navigating what it now means to hear domestic violence and conflict in real time. 

Kids Hope train and guide mentors from local churches and connect them with local primary schools for one-to-one mentoring of vulnerable children. Each mentor is only allocated one child which ensures the child feels special. 

Aussie Children  are experiencing life and family situations that are causing stresses like never before. Sadly, as a result, anxiety, depression, and self-destructive behaviour have reached our primary school children and teachers are feeling overwhelmed and under-resourced to deal with the growing problems.  

By touching the life of a vulnerable child in primary school, you can alter the trajectory of their learning and life experience.

Kids Hope have a waiting list of Schools and children in need of this transformational program. Can you help meet the demand for this need?

The Babes Project provides support to young women having a crisis pregnancy ensuring they are connected to essential services and providing the social, emotional and practical support they need. The crisis might arise because they are teenage mums, or experiencing family violence or have mental health issues or involved in drugs/alcohol abuse.  The Babes Project support these women from the beginning of their pregnancy through to 12 months after birth (the peri-natal period). 

We have partnered with the Babes Project to support over 400 women through their pregnancy and early parenting journey.  

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It’s hard to believe that in today’s society, slavery is more prevalent than at any time in history.  
ZOE Child Rescue are dedicated to abolishing child trafficking in Thailand through awareness and prevention, rescue and rehabilitation, and survivor and community empowerment initiatives.
Since 2002 the team have worked  alongside government and law enforcement in Thailand to legally rescue children and shut down the trafficker’s operations. 

 Zoe’s Vocational Training Program equips rescued child trafficking victims with the skills they need to access jobs, reducing their vulnerability to re-trafficking. 

Mama Obed Children’s Home in Nairobi was set up after the conflict in 2007 resulted in 30,000 orphans. Mama Obed’s rescued 24 children after the riots who had nobody to care for them. Payton Foundation is partnering with Mama Obed’s in a chicken farm micro-enterprise that will generate sustainable income for feeding, clothing and educating the children. 

The first 3 of 6 sheds have now been built, successfully growing 10,000 chickens every 6 weeks.  We are monitoring the chicken market to decide when to scale up.  In the meantime, we are supporting the children’s education $12,000 pa.

The Mary Rice Centre supporters children with disabilities through basic learning skills, prevocational and vocational skills, therapy services and outreach programs. It also supports the parents of the children through skill training and income generating activities in bead work, tailoring and dressmaking.

Thanks to partnership with the Payton Foundation, the Mary Rice Centre are now able to provide a Sibling Education Fund and Holiday Program for the families connected to the centre. The program ensures siblings who we learnt were not receiving an education or a decent meal each day. The program we have started with 46 children, sponsors them to attend School and makes sure they are well fed everyday.

Mongolia Care provides life skills training for prisoners at Kharhorim Mens prison and Ulaanbataar Womens prison. These prisoners are often there due to alcohol related crimes.

Mongolia Care also provide temporary accommodation and vocational training for ex-prisoners when they are released. In many cases they are reconciled with their families. 
Boldo was a casttle rustler. He served his time and has been trained as a baker. We have provided a micro-loan to help him buy a freezer so he can expand his dumpling production.

Ruel Foundation’s provision of safety, care and hope is a lifeline; caring for the most impoverished children in the world, bringing them health, healing and improved quality of life. Ruel does this by seeking out overlooked children with treatable medical conditions and physical deformities. Providing them and their families free surgeries, medical care, education and religious education.


During Covid-19 lockdown the Ruel Foundation are also co-ordinating a Food program to combat starvation in the Philippines.

Watoto works to empower women and ensure that vulnerable children have a family. 

Their ‘villages’ are a safe place where orphaned and vulnerable children can experience the love of a family, access medical care and are empowered to live a full life.  

The goal of their Neighbourhood Mothers program is to support Ugandan women who are caring for childern in extreme circumstances.  Many of whom are HIV+ and victims of abuse. Watoto endeavour to restore dignity to these women, providing food, clothing, shelter and medical care, HIV/AIDS care, as well as spiritual and moral discipleship.  In addition, they teach these women skills that will help them earn a living and break the cycle of vulnerability.  Payton Foundation provides support to buy equipment to help graduates start their own income-generating enterprises. Watoto recently expanded the program over the border into South Sudan, and the demand is more than they can cope with.  

During Covid-19 they continue to remotely support Neighbourhood Mothers and children living in their villages.

Get involved

If you’ve been inspired by any of these projects and are interest in including them in your giving strategy, find out more or connect with Jason or Steph.


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