The Franks Family Foundation works to make the world more educated, healthy and meritocratic. We strive to deliver systemic improvements, through targeted programs, and by advocacy, to foster social and economic change in the developing world. In particular, through our schools, teacher training and scholarship programs we aim to equip young people to become change makers. And in doing so we hope to create a generation of young leaders committed to their respective countries and to helping build a brighter future for the next generations.
Simon founded the Franks Family Foundation in 2006, after transferring his focus from business projects to philanthropic pursuits.
Although the majority of our programmes are focused on South East Asia, we support a number of UK charities and initiatives, either directly or through Redbus Media (a company owned by Simon Franks).
The FFF dedicates a small part of its budget to supporting the arts and helping to ensure that artists of all types can ply their trade and display their work in world class institutions. At the FFF, we strongly believe that the arts, and their expression, improve our world in many ways, not least of all by helping us to focus on the creative and not the destructive.
Source of Funds
The FFF’s funds have come solely from the profits that the Foundation’s Chairman, Simon Franks, made from his entrepreneurial business pursuits. The FFF is the entity through which he focuses all his philanthropic work. We receive no public money and are therefore a genuinely independent charity.