Partner with us
FRRR’s founders believed that philanthropy could help communities respond to the economic and social challenges in many remote, rural and regional areas. The Foundation was established to harness and connect the collective resources and investments of philanthropy, government, business and individuals and direct philanthropic support to the bush.
Explore the different ways that we partner with those who want to support rural communities.
Many donors have common areas of interest in the issues and communities they wish to support. Pooling resources to fund grant programs puts communities more in control, as well as improving reach and impact on the ground.
Some donor partners want to establish a grant program where they have more involvement and receive greater recognition. FRRR offers different models with varying levels of engagement and support.
Contribute to, or create, a fund focused on a particular issue or cause to ensure FRRR has the funds to support community needs, as and when they are identified. Donations are invested, and the earnings used to fund grants in perpetuity.
FRRR partners with several not-for-profit groups and community foundations to help them raise funds for approved community projects, enabling donors to make tax deductible contributions toward these local priorities.
Tailored grants allow our partners to leverage FRRR’s special tax status to make one-off grants targeting specific activities, causes or locations outside of FRRR’s regular programs.
Advice and support
FRRR has worked with thousands of community groups and hundreds of philanthropists, governments and businesses.
We can draw on these learnings and our deep connection to rural communities to help your design an effective partnership.
“FRRR’s understanding of community development, and of issues facing agriculture generally, has substantially contributed to our strategic and operational effectiveness. It has informed our place-based community approach to philanthropy. Their networks have also been invaluable in turning ideas to reality. They are a highly valued long-term partner.”
Jenny Wheatley, CEO, Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation
Nothing we do could be achieved without the support of our donors and partners.
FRRR is a charitable foundation whose vision is for a vibrant, resilient, and revitalised remote, rural, and regional Australia. In every action, FRRR seeks to further our vision – in our grant-making to not-for-profit organisations, conduit funding partnerships, insights, choice of investments, and choice of donor partners. FRRR acknowledges the tensions that exist in the social, economic, cultural, and environmental opportunities and threats to remote, rural, and regional communities. We act with ethical exclusions, and positive screens – and take steps to consider and articulate how each of our choices contributes to positive social, environmental, cultural, and economic change across remote, rural, and regional Australia.