FareShare has been built on the generosity of philanthropic and business support as well as individual donors.


FareShare has grown from cooking a few hundred pies a week to more than 25,000 through generous 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) 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.

  • Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation
  • Birchall Family Foundation Trust
  • Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
  • Bruce McMullin Foundation
  • Campbell Edwards Trust
  • Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
  • CR Brad Foundation
  • Danks Trust
  • Davie Family Fund - a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation
  • Fair World Foundation
  • Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Garry White Foundation
  • Geelong Community Foundation
  • Give Where You Live
  • Gringlas Family Charitable Fund
  • GW Vowell Foundation
  • Harold Mitchell Foundation
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • J Markoff Family Trust
  • Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation
  • Jack Brockhoff Foundation
  • John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy
  • John T Reid Charitable Trusts
  • Justin Foundation Trust
  • Lord Mayor's Charitable Trust
  • Maddocks Foundation
  • Mary-Lou and Alan Archibald QC
  • Mather Foundation
  • Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • Newman’s Own Foundation
  • New Melbourne Browncoats
  • Noel & Carmel O'Brien Family Foundation
  • O'Connor Duffy Foundation
  • Opalgate Foundation
  • Pierce Armstrong Trust
  • Queensland Community Foundation
  • RE Ross Trust
  • Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Silberscher Family Foundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation
  • StreetSmart
  • Sunshine Foundation
  • The Marian and EH Flack Trust
  • The Miller Foundation
  • The Myer Foundation
  • Trinity Families
  • Upstream Foundation


FareShare benefits from the direct support of many businesses through the donation of funds, goods and services.

Many generous companies also volunteer in our kitchen on a regular or one off basis.

While volunteering in the kitchen and garden is a popular team building and corporate social activity, there are many other ways that businesses can contribute to FareShare.

By donating food and other goods, professional services, and funds, FareShare can focus on what we do best - cooking meals. For many businesses they don’t just support FareShare, they are a part of FareShare.

  • Allens
  • AMP Foundation
  • Ansvar Insurance
  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Bank of Melbourne
  • Bibendum
  • Burwood Property
  • Citywide
  • Clayton Utz
  • Davidson Branding
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • Donut Fest AU - Chow Down Events
  • Foodservice Industry Australia
  • Gordon Brothers Charitable Foundation
  • Hepworth Industrial Wear Pty Ltd
  • KPMG
  • La Marzocco
  • Gippsland Solar
  • Lorimax Pty Ltd
  • Mazda Foundation
  • Make a Difference Office Machines
  • Natural Selection Group
  • Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation
  • Pang & Haig Design
  • Peacock Bros Pty Ltd
  • Pitcher Partners
  • RACV
  • Roche Products Pty Ltd
  • Sackville Wilks
  • Salesforce
  • Sealed Air
  • Six Degrees Architects
  • Tabcorp
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • TIC Group
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • W. Marshall & Associates
  • Westpac Foundation
  • Woolworths


FareShare also acknowledges the generous support received from Rotary and Lions Clubs.

  • Lions Club of Melbourne Markets
  • Rotary Club of Balwyn
  • Lions Club of the Melbourne Chinese
  • Rotary Club of Mordialloc
  • Camberwell Rotary Club
  • Lions Club of Reservoir


FareShare is grateful to receive government funding for specific programs and capital projects.

  • Victorian Department of Education and Training
  • Victorian Department of Justice and Regulation
  • Federal Department of Environment and Energy