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Philanthropy for impact at Berry Street

At Berry Street, we believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. We exist to help those experiencing poverty, violence and abuse, and to help families stay together in safe and healthy homes so they can create the future they imagine for themselves.

Partnering with Berry Street enables us to deliver our purpose with like-minded individuals and organisations. We are proud of our existing partnerships and acknowledge that investment from philanthropy has provided evidence-based research to attract government funding. We know that together, we can deliver transformative change.

Contact us to learn more about the power of transformational philanthropy at Berry Street.

Transformational programs supported by philanthropy

Thanks to the vision and collaboration of our philanthropic partners, we have invested in a brighter future for many Victorians. With philanthropic funding we have been able to:

  • Heal trauma: Supporting Victorian children, young people and families to get the right support to recover from trauma.
  • Address family violence: Ensuring that victim-survivors of family violence can access support and safety, recover and feel safe again.
  • Provide safe homes: As more children are being removed from home than ever before, we're providing them with safe and nurturing homes through our out-of-home care programs (foster, kinship and residential care).
  • Deliver trauma-informed education: Expanding the delivery of our education programs – the Berry Street Education Model and the Berry Street School – to help all children across Australia achieve their full potential in the future.
  • Provide proactive care for families and communities: Helping children and families at an earlier stage, to ensure they’re in safe homes and connected communities.
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Our successful partnership with Dr Tom Brunzell and the Berry Street Education Model is grounded in our shared commitment to fresh ideas and innovative work. Over our years of collaboration, we've built a relationship based on trust and honest dialogue. We continue to be impressed with Tom and his team who are doing groundbreaking work in education.

Sandy Shaw CEO, Newsboys Foundation

Get in touch

Independent income from individuals and philanthropic bodies provides us with essential income 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 how we can work together to achieve better outcomes for Victorian children, young people and families in need, please get in touch.

Victoria Cosgrove
Head of Philanthropy

Victoria Cosgrove (she/her)

Victoria has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the non-profit space managing a diverse range of fundraising income streams. Victoria is a strategist with experience in developing achievable outcomes, but also enjoys creative campaigns including the one she developed for Care Australia, Walk in Her Shoes.

P: 0497 663 659

Catherine Shields
Philanthropy Manager

Catherine Shields (she/her)

P: 0455 411 926

Diana Web
Major Gifts Manager

Diana Doyle (she/her)

P: 0428 354 988

Chris Web
Corporate Relations Manager

Christopher MacLeod (he/him)

P: 0484 075 369

Rebecca Web
Philanthrophy Manager

Rebecca Beaurepaire (she/her)


Berry Street couldn’t do our important work without our valued philanthropic partners.

Thank you for helping us continue to work together to ensure children, young people and families can be safe, thriving and hopeful.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our 2022-23 philanthropic partners:

Adrian and Candice Field
Australian Communities Foundation
Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation
B B & A Miller Foundation
Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
Brown Family Foundation
Collier Charitable Fund
Cooper Investors
Danks Trust
Elizabeth Lewis-Gray
Equity Trustees Limited
Estate of Henry Herbert Yoffa
Fiona Crosby
Gillian Dahlsen
Goodman Family Foundation
Jacobsen Family Foundation
James Kelly
Joan and John Grigg
Joe White Bequest
Johnson Family Foundation
Keith Chenhall Charitable Trust
Malcolm & Pat Chestney
Margaret S Ross AM
Mark Boughey
MRB Foundation
Nicholas Sims, Goldman Sachs Gives
Nigel & Patricia Peck Foundation
Parker Foundation
Prescott Family Foundation
Lady Primrose Potter
Rita M Andre
RobMeree Foundation
Rosemary Robertson
Spencer Gibson Foundation
Springboard Endowment
Susan Esselmont
The Antipodean Family Foundation
The Charles Pellegrino Foundation
The Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation
The Hoffman Foundation
The M Hurley & E Sheehan Memorial Fund
The Senn Family
The William Angliss (Victoria) Charitable Fund
Veith Foundation
Virgina Morrison Ward-Ambler Foundation