About Us

Our History

In 1984, Les Twentyman and then Western Times owner/ editor, Ron Coleman decided to fundraise for a Christmas Party for 10 young homeless people in Sunshine, Victoria.

From this initiative the “20th Man Fund” was born. In April 2016, the 20th Man Fund changed its name to “The Les Twentyman Foundation”

Since its inception The Les Twentyman Foundation has provided crucial programs, services and resources assisting Victoria’s at-risk youth

Learn more about our founder Les Twentyman OAM >


To see every young person reach their true potential.

Our Mission

To provide positive intervention and unconditional support for our at-risk youth.

Our Values

The Les Twentyman Foundation is committed to providing services to young people of all backgrounds and identities based on, respect, dignity and compassion.

The Les Twentyman Foundation is committed to the safety of all Children and Young People.

The Les Twentyman Foundation recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the traditional custodians of this land.