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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 – May 2022

Donor newsletter: 31 May 2022

In our May Donor news we give an update on our progress from the past quarter, including how our Flood Recovery Appeal is tracking. We share insights from our team and share a conversation with Macdoch Foundation CEO Michelle Gortan.

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Donor Spotlight: Macdoch Foundation

Donor newsletter: 30 May 2022

Macdoch Foundation is the Australian philanthropic foundation of the MacLeod family, and its vision is to build the resilience of people and the planet. It’s the philanthropic arm of the Macdoch Group, an investment group with Sydney and London offices, which includes Macdoch Ventures (specialising in post-seed capital investment) and Macdoch Agriculture Group (businesses and investments that seek to contribute profitably to a low carbon and climate resilient future). 

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Insights from the Bush: May 2022

Donor newsletter Insights: 30 May 2022

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 from conversations...

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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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