We seek to improve educational opportunities for young people from under-resourced communities, at scale.

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Why we focus on education

Driven by a desire to have a global impact and tackle a root-cause issue, the Atlassian Foundation focuses on maximising our impact through education. 

Education is the most empowering force in the world. It creates knowledge, builds confidence, and breaks down barriers to opportunity. It is key to breaking cycles of poverty and disadvantage.

However, if current trends continue, by 2030 over half of the world’s 1.6 billion young people will lack the skills necessary to work and thrive in the 21st century.

This is why we’re passionate about education at scale. We bring the best of Atlassian - funding, people, products & practices - to unleash the potential of the world’s most impactful education changemakers.

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How we measure impact

Consistent with our Global Education Strategy, to help young people build the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century, the organisations we support are working to achieve five key short-term outcomes:


Better knowledge, resources, networks and capabilities among education stakeholders


Evidence base grows around sound approaches and many grow 


More available funding and financing within the education system 


New ideas are trialled for viability impact, scale potential, and some succeed


Proven education approaches are scaled significantly