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.
Mother Infant Village
With philanthropic funding, the Mother Infant Village, an early intervention day program and residential village, has supported young mothers and infants to recover from the impacts of family violence.
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.
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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 (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.
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Alison Smith (she/her)
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Christopher MacLeod (he/him)
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Rebecca Beaurepaire (she/her)
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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|