Those who give - Donors and Partners

Nothing we do could be achieved without the support of our donors and partners.

Without the generous support of our many donors - including our founding members, the Australian Government and the Sidney Myer Fund - we could not achieve what we do. Our flexible partnering solutions enable all types of donors -  Trusts, Foundations, PaFs, Corporations, Government Departments and Individuals -  to give in the ways that best suit them to support our granting to rural, regional and remote communities. Anyone can give and every dollar counts - and while we can’t list each and every one of our donors, we are immensely appreciative of them all, their continued support for our programs and the genuine interest in the work that we do.

We've grouped our donors below by the kind of projects they have supported:

  • People, Place & Prosperity - smaller grants that support a broad range of community issues in smaller rural, regional and remote communities;
  • Targeted Impact - small to medium grants for projects that focus on major issues causing disadvantage and inequity;
  • Leading Change - larger-scale grants and programs that respond to system-level challenges or opportunities identified by FRRR and its donor partners, which trial new approaches.

While we work with each of them in different ways - from collaborating to provide funding for programs addressing a specific rural issue, or running a co-branded program in partnership - we greatly value their support.

FRRR is also dependent on the many other philanthropic bodies, industry groups and individual influencers who help us to do our work. Similarly, we receive great support from many suppliers, and we appreciate the in-kind contributions they make, as well as the discounts they apply to their work.


People, Place, Prosperity

Targeted Impact

Leading Change

  • Audi Foundation
  • Arbonne Charitable Foundation^
  • Doc Ross Foundation
  • Aurizon Community Giving Fund
  • Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)
  • Dr George Jacobs
  • Aussie Farmers Foundation
  • Australian Communities Foundation^
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation^
  • Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd (ANZ)
  • Avigrain^
  • NSW Dpt of Justice, Office of Emergency Mgt
  • Australia Post
  • Balnaves Foundation^
  • Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation
  • Australian Year of the Farmer
  • Border Trust Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga Region^
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Bertalli Family Foundation
  • Brian & Virginia McNamee Foundation^
  • The Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation
  • Border Trust Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga Region^
  • CCI Giving
  • The William Buckland Foundation#
  • David Mactaggart Foundation
  • Chasam Foundation Pty Ltd^

Private Donors > $5,000

  • Domino's Pizza Enterprises Ltd
  • Community Enterprise Foundation^
  • Alexandra Gartmann
  • Estate Late Harold Gordon Jones
  • David Mactaggart Foundation
  • Andrew Binns^
  • Friends of FRRR
  • Dpt of Family & Community Services NSW
  • Andrew & Eleanor Young^
  • Gardiner Dairy Foundation
  • Dpt of Health & Human Services VIC
  • Christopher Blaxland^
  • Geelong Community Foundation
  • Dpt of Social Services
  • Dr George Jacobs
  • Hannaford
  • Ephpheta Foundation Inc.^
  • Edmund Campion^
  • Harold Gordon Jones Estate
  • FCA Community Impact^
  • Elizabeth & William Corbett
  • Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation
  • Findex Community Fund
  • Gina Fairfax
  • J and M Nolan Family Trust
  • Friends of FRRR
  • Lynn Yager
  • John T Reid Charitable Trusts
  • Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation^
  • Margaret Jackson AC
  • Marysville and Triangle Community Fdn Ltd
  • JH Fairfax & Son Pastoral
  • Mark Evans^
  • Monsanto Fund
  • Kofi Foundation^
  • Michael Gudinski^
  • North Central Rural Finance Counselling Service
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation^
  • NE & EG Symonds^
  • Northern Rivers Community Foundation
  • Marrich Equity Pty Ltd^
  • Patrick Burke^
  • Perpetual Foundation – Julian Flett Endowment
  • Maurice Blackburn Pty Ltd^
  • Patrick Myer
  • Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation
  • Minax Uriel Pty Ltd^
  • Rosemary Varty^
  • Scenic World Blue Mountains
  • Morris Family Foundation^
  • Tim Fairfax AC
  • South West Community Foundation
  • Philanthropy Australia
  • Wayne Mountjoy^
  • Stand Like Stone Foundation^
  • Pixel Steel Fund^
  • Wendy Olden^
  • The Blackwood Foundation
  • Portland House Foundation
  • The Corella Fund
  • Qantas Foundation
  • The Maple-Brown Family Charitable Foundation
  • Skipper Jacobs Charitable Trust^
  • The Pratt Foundation
  • Stand Like Stone Foundation^
  • The R.E. Ross Trust
  • The Angel Fund^
  • The Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Fdn
  • The Betty Fulton Fund*
  • The William Buckland Foundation#^
  • The Calvert-Jones Foundation^
  • The Yulgilbar Foundation^
  • The Community Foundation for Bendigo & Central Victoria Ltd^


  • Third Link Investment Managers
  • The Garry White Foundation^
  • Thornton Foundation
  • The George Lewin Foundation^
  • Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
  • The Isobel & David Jones Family Foundation^


  • The June Canavan Foundation^


  • The Myer Foundation^



  • The Sally Foundation^



  • The William Buckland Foundation#^



  • The Willow Foundation^



  • The Yulgilbar Foundation^



  • Tim Fairfax Family Foundation^



  • Tomorrow Today Foundation^



  • Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund



  • Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation


* Sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation             # Managed by Equity Trustees  
^ Donor to Not-for-Profit Fundraising Account, Community Foundation Account or Donor Sub-Fund


  • ABC Regional
  • Schools Plus
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • The Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership
  • Regional Australia Institute



  • Australian Community Philanthropy
  • Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
  • Philanthropy Australia

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