About us

Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) is an international development organisation which supports sustainable community-based education programs in developing countries and projects for marginalised and disadvantaged groups in Australia.

In particular, ERFA supports education programs in Kenya, Timor Leste, India, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines. Within Australia, ERFA supports programs for socially and financially disadvantaged children, youth and families, including programs for indigenous Australians, refugees and asylum seekers.

Our Values


We believe in relationships built on integrity, transparency and trust. We stand in solidarity with the disadvantaged and those living in poverty ensuring the dignity and equality of all.


This awakens us to our responsibilities and compels us to respond sensitively to the hopes and needs of local communities supporting them to eradicate poverty and suffering.


We believe in liberation through education, promoting human development and human rights and supporting local communities to break the cycle of poverty and determine their own futures.

We’re making impact.

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We’re planning for the future.

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Our History

Established in 1987, we’ve been doing this a while…

Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) is the successor of the Christian Brothers’ Foundation for Charitable Works (CBFCW) which was established to support communities in Australia and overseas to rise above adversity.…

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our partners

ERFA has recently teamed up with SolarBuddy to help educate and empower students by changing the lives of children living in energy poverty.
Interested in becoming a partner?

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