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
  • Bell Charitable Fund
  • Birchall Family Foundation Trust
  • Boomaroo Nurseries
  • Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
  • Bruce McMullin Foundation
  • Calvert-Jones Foundation
  • Charles and Cornelia Goode Foundation
  • Charlie Somerville
  • Christ Church Grammar
  • City of Yarra
  • Clayton Utz Foundation
  • David and Lilly Harris
  • Fair World Foundation
  • Fox Family Foundation
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Garry White Foundation
  • Give & Glow
  • Give Where You Live
  • GW Vowell Foundation
  • Helen Fraser Gift Fund
  • Honda Foundation
  • Hope Saba Foundation
  • Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation
  • Jeffrey Markoff
  • John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy
  • John Villiers Trust
  • Maddocks Foundation
  • Mary-Lou and Alan Archibald QC
  • Mather Foundation
  • Mazda Foundation
  • Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group
  • Noel & Carmel O'Brien Family Foundation
  • Peter Smart
  • Prior Family Foundation
  • RE Ross Trust
  • Roseanne Amarant
  • Sidney Myer Fund
  • Silberscher Family Foundation
  • The Ian Potter Foundation
  • The Lionel & Yvonne Spencer Trust
  • The Marian & E H Flack Trust
  • The Miller Foundation
  • The Myer Foundation
  • Tracy & Frank Cooper
  • Upstream Foundation
  • Westpac Foundation
  • Y Mee
  • Zig Inge 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
  • Ansvar Insurance
  • Arnold Bloch Leibler
  • Bank of Melbourne
  • Bibendum
  • Citywide
  • Clayton Utz
  • Davidson Branding
  • Davies Collison Cave
  • En Pointe Events
  • Full Measure Digital
  • Gippsland Solar
  • KPMG
  • La Marzocco
  • Lorimax Pty Ltd
  • Make a Difference Office Machines
  • Natural Selection Group
  • Nissan Motor Co
  • Noisy Beast
  • Pang & Haig Design
  • Peacock Bros Pty Ltd
  • Pitcher Partners
  • Roche Products Pty Ltd
  • Sackville Wilks
  • Salesforce
  • Sealed Air
  • Six Degrees Architects
  • TIC Group
  • Treasury Wine Estates
  • Vue de Monde
  • 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
  • Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet