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.
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.
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, Loretta Mannix-Fell, on 03 9421 7587 or at email@example.com.
Loretta is an experienced philanthropy and social investment practitioner. At Berry Street, she leads a team of relationship managers responsible for the effective management and growth of philanthropic giving to increase our influence, impact and income..
"Berry Street’s passionate commitment to innovation for positive change offers so many intelligent opportunities for investment in the future of children and young people. I am forever grateful to our philanthropic funders: a loyal and dedicated group that finds inspiration and satisfaction in the impact that their giving generates."
For more information about philanthropy at Berry Street read this recent article from Pro Bono Australia featuring Loretta.
Thank you to our generous philanthropic partners over the 2019-20 financial year:
|Adrian and Candice Field||Australian Communities Foundation||Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation|
|B B & A Miller Foundation||Barr Family Foundation||Bell Charitable Fund|
|Bokhara Foundation||Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation||Brian Watson, AO & Edwina Le Maistre|
|Brown Family Foundation||Collier Charitable Fund||Delron Foundation|
|Elizabeth Lewis-Gray||Gaudry Foundation||Graham & Judy Hubbard|
|Helen Macpherson Smith Trust||Jacobsen Family Foundation||James Kelly|
|James N Kirby Foundation||JBWere Charitable Endowment Fund||Jo & John Grigg|
|Johnson Family Foundation||Keith Chenhall Charitable Trust||Macquarie Group Foundation New South Wales|
|Malcolm & Pat Chestney||Margaret S Ross, AM||Mark Boughey|
|Michaela Healey||Newsboys Foundation||Nigel & Patricia Peck Foundation|
|Peter & Lyndy White Foundation||RobMeree Foundation||Rosemary Robertson|
|Springboard Endowment||Susan Esselmont and Jon Grant||The Andrew & Geraldine Buxton Foundation|
|The Antipodean Family Foundation||The Baker Foundation||The Flora & Frank Leith Charitable Trust|
|The Goodman Family Foundation||The Hoffman Foundation||The John and Betty Laidlaw Legacy|
|The Johnstone Family Foundation||The Kelly Family Foundation||The Scobie & Claire MacKinnon Trust|
|The Williams Fund, a sub-fund of Australian Communities Foundation||Vanraay Family Fund, a subfund Australian Communities Foundation||Virginia Morrison|