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Philanthropy at Berry Street
Berry Street’s purpose is to courageously change lives and reimagine service systems.
Our generous philanthropic partners are key to achieving this purpose. These partnerships allow us to respond to community needs in innovative ways, particularly as we reorient the child and family services system towards early intervention and prevention.
We are very grateful to our philanthropic partners who support Berry Street’s work and allow us to better meet the needs of children, young people and families.
Philanthropic partnerships have helped the development and expansion of various Berry Street programs. These include:
The Pathways program supports students who are finishing their education at the Berry Street School to pursue further study and employment opportunities. For Michael Barr, Chairman of the Barr Family Foundation, the Pathways program struck a chord. With two of his children completing apprenticeships, Michael recognised some of the problems young people at our school could face.
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During and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to provide care to children, young people and families. Protection of at-risk and traumatised children is classed as an essential service. Already vulnerable, these children, young people and families have additional stresses from external factors and are at increased risk due to isolation. Many of our workers are on the front line of care.
We continue to seek independent income from individuals and philanthropic bodies who are confident in Berry Street and want to partner with us to achieve change on a large scale.
Such funding enables us to:
- pilot innovative approaches to service delivery
- undertake research and evaluation
- implement our advocacy agenda.
If you would like to know more about Berry Street’s response to the current crisis, or the immediate and emerging pressures on our services, please get in touch. Contact our Head of Philanthropy, Victoria Cosgrove, on 0497663659 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our generous philanthropic partners over the 2021-22 financial year:
|Adrian and Candice Field||Australian Communities Foundation||Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation|
|B B & A Miller Foundation||Bokhara Foundation||Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation|
|Brown Family Foundation||Cooper Investors||Dimmick Charitable Trust|
|E B Charitable Trust||Eirene Lucas Foundation||Elizabeth Lewis-Gray|
|Equity Trustees Limited||Fade To Black Foundation||Fiona Crosby|
|Frank Nagle||Gillian Dahlsen||Goodman Family Foundation|
|Helen Macpherson Smith Trust||Jacobsen Family Foundation||James Kelly|
|James N. Kirby Foundation||Joan & John Grigg||John T Reid Charitable Trusts|
|Johnson Family Foundation||Kamener Foundation||Leo and Mina Fink Fund|
|Malcolm & Pat Chestney||Margaret S Ross AM||Mark Boughey|
|Mary & Graham Slade Family Foundation||MRB Foundation||Newsboys Foundation|
|Nigel & Patricia Peck Foundation||Parker Foundation||Peter Salisbury|
|Pettet Family Foundation||Lady Primrose Potter||Rita M Andre|
|RobMeree Foundation||Rose Robertson||Shalini Amukotuwa|
|Springboard Endowment||Susan Esselmont||The Antipodean Family Foundation|
|The Baker Foundation||The Charles Pellegrino Foundation||The Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust|
|The Gaudry Foundation||The Hoffman Foundation||The Michael Hurley and Eileen Sheehan Memorial Fund|
|The Miller Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation||The Peel Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation||Veith Foundation|
|Virginia Morrison||Ward-Ambler Foundation||Wendy Sammells|