FareShare has been built on the generosity of philanthropic support.
Grants from philanthropic foundations and trusts provided the seed funding to establish FareShare, invested in our first and then second kitchens and contribute towards our operating costs.
Today, key supporters such as Gandel Philanthropy (founders Pauline and John Gandel pictured, right, with FareShare CEO Marcus Godinho) continue to underpin FareShare’s operations by providing us with a range of one-off grants.
Because FareShare doesn’t receive any ongoing Government funding, this kind of support is our lifeblood.
Each year staff from nearly 100 businesses volunteer in FareShare’s kitchen.
Some companies will do one shift and others will have more than 100 employees help. Volunteering in the kitchen is a popular team building and corporate social activity, but there are many other ways the businesses contribute FareShare.
Companies supply food, provide pro bono goods and services and importantly donate. For many businesses they don’t support FareShare, they are a part of FareShare.
Alan and Mary-Lou Archibald
Australia Community Foundation
Besen Family Foundation
Birchell Trust – Meryl Birchell
Campbell Edwards Trust
Charles and Cornellia Goode
Collier Charitable Foundation
Equity Trustees – Ivy H & Arthur A Thomas Trust – Casey Project
Flora & Frank Leith Trust
Geelong Community Foundation
Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
Ian Potter Foundation
Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation
Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation
Jack Brockhoff Foundation
John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy
Lions of Melbourne Markets
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
Newman’s Own Foundation
Pierce Armstrong Foundation
Rotary Club of Balwyn
Rotary Club of North Balwyn
Rotary Club of Nunawading
Saint Willibrord’s Care
Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation
Sisters of Charity Foundation
Victoria Magistrates Court Fund
Zig Inge Foundation
ANZ Staff Foundation
Australian Unity Foundation
Bank of Melbourne
BOS International/ Blackhorse Foundation
GDF SUEZ Australian Energy
Good Food Month
Leader Community Newspapers
Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation
Treasury Wine Estates