The John Wallis Foundation was established in 2010 to continue the vision of the Missionary Sisters of Service.
Our Foundation seeks to support people and projects which express the particular character and spirit that has inspired the work of the Missionary Sisters of Service since 1944, one of pastoral outreach and a deep respect for the dignity of every person.

We are a national organisation based in Melbourne, with John Wallis Foundation branches across Australia comprised of Missionary Sisters of Service and volunteer community members who are our “eyes and ears” across Australia to the needs and issues of our time. Currently there are JWF branches in Bundaberg, Hobart, Melbourne, Toowoomba and Whyalla.

We also align ourselves as partners with the many community groups and organisations the Foundation has supported over the last 5 years. Our focus has been on supporting small organisations in disadvantaged communities particularly in rural and remote Australia where the MSS spent many years in pastoral support.

We are governed by an experienced Board of Directors committed to social justice and furthering equality.  Our Board comprises three members of the Missionary Sisters of Service, and leader of the MSS Congregation Stancea Vichie MSS, as an ex-Officio member, and six further directors of varied experience and expertise. We grow and flourish through productive Committees complimented by many volunteers and friends who join us to build a more inclusive and just society.

Photo: L-R Bernadette Wallis MSS, Liz McAloon Executive Officer, Amanda Freeman Board Member (Standing) and Stancea Vichie MSS assessing the small grants program