Supporters | FareShare



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.

Philanthropic Supporters

Alan and Mary-Lou Archibald

AMP Foundation

Andrew Rogers

Andrews Foundation

Australia Community Foundation

Besen Family Foundation

Birchell Trust – Meryl Birchell

Buckland Foundation

Calvert-Jones Foundation

Campbell Edwards Trust

Charles and Cornellia Goode

Chrysalis Foundation

Collier Charitable Foundation

Danks Trust

David Harris

Equity Trustees – Ivy H & Arthur A Thomas Trust – Casey Project

Flora & Frank Leith Trust

Gandel Philanthropy

Geelong Community Foundation

Goodman Foundation

Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

Ian Potter Foundation

Ian Rollo Currie Estate Foundation

Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation

Jack Brockhoff Foundation

Jeffrey Markoff

John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy

Lions of Melbourne Markets

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

Mai Foundation

Myer Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation

Perpetual Trustees

Pierce Armstrong Foundation

Pratt Foundation

Rotary Club of Balwyn

Rotary Club of North Balwyn

Rotary Club of Nunawading

Saint Willibrord’s Care

Sandi Foundation

Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation

Sisters of Charity Foundation


Sunshine Foundation

Trinity Families

Upstream Foundation

Victoria Magistrates Court Fund

Yvonne Mee

Zig Inge Foundation

Business Supporters


Allens Linklaters

AMP Foundation

ANZ Staff Foundation

Australian Unity Foundation

Bank of Melbourne


BOS International/ Blackhorse Foundation


Caterpillar Foundation




Good Food Month

Honda Foundation

ING Foundation


La Marzocco

Leader Community Newspapers

Mazda Foundation




Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation

Pitcher Partners

RCR International


TIC Group

Treasury Wine Estates


Westpac Foundation