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A quarterly update for FRRR's generous donor partners on our donor partners on our work, and shares insights

Donor News – March 2022

Donor newsletter: 15 March 2022

In our March Donor news we give an update on our progress from the past quarter, especially looking at approaches to recovery from the Black Summer bushfires, and how you can help with flood recovery. We share insights from our team and share a conversation with Neville Bertalli - who, along with his wife Di, has been donating to FRRR's programs for 12 years through the Bertalli Family Foundation.

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Bushfire recovery in action: Mighty Mallacoota

Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Community stories Donor newsletter: 11 March 2022

Over the years, many community groups have received multiple grants from FRRR, and we love catching up with groups and leaders in the communities to share in the progress that's been made. Last month...

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Progress update: March 2022

Donor newsletter: 11 March 2022

In the last quarter, we approved $5.58M in grants to support 357 projects via 13 programs. The average success rate was 43% - this was from 829 requests, seeking $11.84M. 88% of successful grants were...

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Neville and Di Bertalli

Donor Spotlight: Bertalli Family Foundation

Donor newsletter: 11 March 2022

Husband and wife, Neville and Di Bertalli are committed to charitable giving that makes a real tangible difference to some of society’s most concerning issues. They established the Bertalli Family Foundation in 2010, to both increase the volume of gifting and to do it on a regular, annual basis.

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Donor News – November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

In our November newsletter we profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Pinnacle Charitable Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2011. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from the bush. You'll also find some inspiring case studies.

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Progress update: November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

In the last quarter, we approved grants of $5.43M in grants to support 230 projects via 10 programs. The average success rate was 48% - this was from 481 requests, seeking $12.49M. Ninety percent of successful...

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Insights from the bush – November 2021

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

Our Program Portfolio Leads recently presented to the FRRR board on some of the common issues and themes emerging in funding requests that we are receiving from community groups, and through conversations with local community leaders.

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Donor Spotlight: Pinnacle Charitable Foundation

Donor newsletter: 17 November 2021

Mary Jung has a dual role with Pinnacle Investment Management – as the Community Investment Manager for the company, and as the CEO and Company Secretary of the philanthropic arm of the company, which is the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation.

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Donor News – September 2021

Donor newsletter: 10 September 2021

In our September newsletter we launch the Heartbeat of Rural Australia Research Study to gauge how community groups and Not-for-Profits are faring. We profile a partnership with one of our valued donors, Portland House Foundation, who have been partnered with FRRR since 2013 to provide support Victoria's remote, rural and regional communities. We've also outlined partnering opportunities, and provided our usual granting snapshot and insights from our Program Managers on common themes emerging from our connection and outreach activities within communities.

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Portland House Foundation

Donor Spotlight: Portland House Foundation

Donor newsletter: 7 September 2021

Portland House Foundation (PHF) is a family foundation based in Melbourne, working in partnership with FRRR to to support Victoria’s remote, rural and regional communities.

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