Mission 44 is a charitable foundation that supports bold organisations, leaders and ideas to reimagine the future and empower young people from underserved communities.
EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE
We were founded by Sir Lewis Hamilton, whose first-hand experience of an education system that worked against him, and whose success as the only person of colour in his field, have left him determined to build a fairer, more inclusive future in which every young person can thrive.
Our name is a reference to Lewis’s racing car number and a reminder that it’s possible to succeed no matter what your background.
We believe a fairer, more inclusive future is possible. To disrupt the status quo, we focus on these three priorities:
DISRUPT THE SYSTEM
Change on a societal level requires collective action. So we collaborate with a diverse range of initiatives. We fund bold organisations, leaders and ideas who share our vision for a more inclusive future, and who may have been previously overlooked or underfunded.
In addition, we use our influential network and platform to campaign for change, raising the profile of young people and getting their voices heard.
With a diverse board, team, and Youth Advisory Board, Mission 44 is a passionate set of individuals from different backgrounds who bring the breadth of thought needed to drive radical and sustainable change. Everything we do is guided by these values:
With an ambitious sense of possibility, we focus on where we can drive systemic change.
We build partnerships and coalitions to solve problems and make change happen.
We are evidence-led and continuously learning how best to grow our impact.
We are honest and transparent, and build trust-based relationships.
We put equity at the heart of everything and amplify the voices of the underrepresented.