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 ways in which they have chosen to support us: 

  • Collaborative Partners - Many donors have common areas of interest in the issues and communities they wish to support and can see the value in pooling their resources to fund grant programs, often improving reach and impact on the ground, whilst collectively sharing highlights and lessons learnt with leading philanthropic and corporate partners.
  • Leading Change Partners - This grouping includes supporters of larger-scale grants and programs that respond to system-level challenges or opportunities identified by FRRR and its donor partners, which trial new approaches.
  • Named Program Partners - We provide varying levels of engagement to support our donor partners with their named grants program.

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. Those listed below either donated $5,000 or more, or their donations from previous years were allocated to projects in the previous and / or current financial years.

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.


ALS Global

Go-To Skincare

Scenic World Shared

Annabel Dulhunty

Greater Charitable Foundation

Sidney Myer Fund


Grosvenor Foundation

Sparke Helmore Lawyers

Audi Foundation


Stand Like Stone Foundation

Aurizon Community Giving Fund

Helen Lyons Foundation

Stockland CARE Foundation

Aussie Farmers Foundation

Henroth Group

The Argo Foundation

Australian Government

Hunter Water Corporation

The Ballarat Foundation

Australia Post

Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation

The Caledonia Foundation

Baxter Charitable Foundation

J and M Nolan Family Trust

The Deloitte Foundation

Bertalli Family Foundation

Jeunesse Kids Foundation Inc

The Garry White Foundation

Beyond Bank Australia Foundation Ltd

JH Fairfax & Son Pastoral

The Ian Potter Foundation

Bill and Elizabeth Corbett

John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The Jack Brockhoff Foundation

Border Trust Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga Region

Lady Marigold Southey AC

The Pratt Foundation

Capral Limited

Lowenden Foundation

The Ross Trust

Chefs on the Run

Mark and Louise Nelson

The Sally Foundation

Counterpoint Community Services Inc

nib foundation

The Snow Foundation

David Mactaggart Foundation


The Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation #

Department of Health and Human Services

Origin Energy Foundation

The William Buckland Foundation #

Doc Ross Family Foundation

Paul Ramsay Foundation

The Yulgilbar Foundation

Dorothy Longfield

Perpetual Foundation – Julian Flett Endowment

Third Link Investment Managers

Dr George Jacobs and Dr Janice Hirshorn

Port Waratah Coal Services Pty Ltd

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation


Portland House Foundation


Estate Late Harold Gordon Jones

REIV Charitable Foundation

Vicinity Centres

Findex Community Fund

Rex Airlines (Regional Express)

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Geelong Community Foundation

Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation

Westpac Group

Geraldine and Mike Roche

Rural Affinity


Glencore Coal Assets Australia Pty Ltd Santos  


Doc Ross Family Foundation

Maple-Brown Family Foundation

Ronald Geoffrey Arnott Foundation

H & L Hecht Trust

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Qantas Foundation



Ann Emmett

Kathy Duff

Reid Malley Foundation

Anthony Stevenson

Kofi Foundation

S.M. Robinson Private Ancillary Fund

Aussie Farmers Foundation

Lyn Collingridge

Sandra Alsop

Australian Communities Foundation

Marrich Equity Pty Ltd

Southern Highlands Community Foundation

Carino Pty Ltd

Morris Family Foundation

Sue Matthews

Christopher Blaxland

Pat O’Connor

The Community Foundation for Bendigo & Central Victoria Ltd

Clare Herschell

Paul Ramsay Foundation

The George Lewin Foundation

Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation

Perpetual Foundation – Julian Flett Endowment

The June Canavan Foundation

Ian Johnson

The Willow Foundation

The Moore Family Philanthropic Foundation Ltd

Jericho Cup

Peter Duncan

The Sally Foundation

John Owen Seviour

Peter Evans

The Yulgilbar Foundation

John Wallace

Pratt Foundation

Tomorrow Today Foundation





ABC Regional

Australian Community Philanthropy

Bayer Fund

Australian Marketing Institute

Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network

Beyond Medical Education

Herbert Smith Freehills

Philanthropy Australia

CCI Giving

Regional Australia Institute


Gardiner Dairy Foundation

RM Williams


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