Who are we?

The PIF Foundation is a small philanthropic charitable trust established by Rod and Sharon Bryant in 2006 based on the ‘Pay It Forward’ principle and is supported by Trust Manager, Susan Rutene. 

What do we do?

We are passionate about funding social ventures doing catalytic, impactful work in the health, education and environmental areas.  We seek organisations that apply a systems lens to their work.

Our priority focus is to support organisations that are dedicated to improving eye health for the world’s most vulnerable.

Our funding is built on the principles of trust-based philanthropy and our donations are unrestricted.

We acknowledge the deep learnings from our connection with Jasmine Social Investments and the inspiring work they do.

We do not accept unsolicited applications for funding.




“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”

Winston Churchill