Philanthropic Supporters

Kids Under Cover’s Philanthropic Supporters

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Grants and gifts from philanthropic partners such as Trusts and Foundations are essential to our ability to support young people at risk of homelessness.

Our philanthropic partners are recognised at Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Supporting levels, and each partnership is underpinned by personal stories that go to the heart of our work, such as the one below.

The origins of Collier Charitable Fund stretch back to the 1950’s, when three Melbourne sisters, Alice, Edith and Annette Collier, daughters of a prominent grazier and contractor, created a means whereby their lifelong practice of generous support of charities and of the disadvantaged would be continued indefinitely after their death.

In the 60 or so years since the Fund’s establishment, over $87 million has been distributed for these purposes. Kids Under Cover has been one of the fortunate recipients of the Collier Charitable Fund’s support. The Fund is a Silver Partner of Kids Under Cover.

Commencing in 2004, the fund’s track record of youth homelessness prevention with Kids Under Cover has been significant, co-funding 12 studios across the state. As a direct result of this generosity, 16 young people have been diverted from homelessness, and they and their siblings have also been able to apply for scholarships.

Platinum Partners

Brian & Virginia McNamee Foundation

CARI Foundation

Flew Foundation

Gandel Philanthropy

With the provision of a ground-breaking Flagship Grant in December 2017, Gandel Philanthropy became a platinum supporter of Kids Under Cover. The grant supported the construction of numerous studios in 2018 and was further boosted by another grant in 2019. Gandel Philanthropy has been a strong advocate for young people experiencing homelessness and these recent contributions build on their ongoing generous support dating back many years, all the way to 2006.

Gravel Road Foundation

Hugh D.T Williamson Foundation

Jolimont Foundation

Make a Difference (MAD)

Marian & E.H. Flack Trust

Portland House Foundation

Our Undercover Angel award recipient in 2014, the Portland House Foundation was justly recognised for its wonderful,long-term support of Kids Under Cover, which extends back to 2002.

Reinehr Family Foundation

The Reinehr Family Foundation is a new partner of Kids Under Cover, generously supporting both our Studio and Scholarship Programs.

Samuel Nissen Charitable Foundation

Shine On Foundation

The Shine On Foundation first supported Kids Under Cover in 2016, and in addition to funding scholarships, will build its fourth studio in 2017.

The Ross Trust

William Buckland Foundation

Gold Partners

BB & A Miller Foundation

Capricorn Foundation

Eric and Elizabeth Gross Foundation

Supporters of studios and scholarships since 2013.

Grenet Foundation

The Grenet Foundation first supported Kids Under Cover in 2013, and since then has been a constant and wonderful advocate of young people at risk of homelessness.

Joe White Bequest

A generous benefactor of the Studio Program for nearly 10 years.

Vernon Foundation

Silver Partners

Barr Family Foundation
Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
Cassandra Gantner Foundation
Collier Charitable Fund
Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation
Goodridge Foundation
Hecand Family Foundation
Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation
Jack Brockhoff Foundation
Matana Foundation for Young People
Millett Family Foundation
Newsboys Foundation
Pierce Armstrong Foundation
Suitters Foundation
Vicki Standish Family Foundation

Bronze Partners

Alison Douglas
Besen Family Foundation
Betty Fulton Fund
Dimmick Charitable Trust
Dynamic Supplies Endowment
FGF Charitable Fund
Flora and Frank Leith Charitable Trust 
Geelong Community Foundation
Jenkins Family Foundation
JTM Foundation
Kimberly Foundation
Kingfisher Charitable Trust
Link 21 Foundation
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation – Youth in Philanthropy 
Milton Corporation Foundation 
National Education & Employment Foundation
Norman, Mavis & Graeme Waters Perpetual Trust
Paulusz Family Foundation
Pethard Tarax Charitable Trust 
Rae & Peter Gunn Family Foundation
Readings Foundation
Shulu Foundation
Susan Harris Foundation
The Corbett Family
Unico Community Fund
William Anglis (Vic) Charitable Fund
Wood Family Foundation

Supporting Partners

Andrews Foundation
Angela Cilberto
Brown Family Foundation
CVM Group Staff Foundation
Datt Family Foundation
EM Horton Family Fund 
Family, Friends & Furry Animals Memorial Fund
Inner North Community Foundation
Juliette Ward, Roger Taylor & Nick Taylor
King David School (Youth in Philanthropy)
Macpherson Kelley Foundation
Melissa Ryan Princess Fund
Ould Family 
Perpetual Trustees 
Stockdale Sub-fund
Wise Family