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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gold Partners

Barr Family Foundation

A supporter since 2013, the Foundation has enabled all facets of Kids Under Cover’s work.

Brian and Virginia McNamee Foundation

A first-time supporter of the Studio Program in 2016.

Eric and Elizabeth Gross Foundation

Supporters of studios and scholarships since 2013.

IOOF Foundation

The Foundation has built studios each year since 2013.

Joe White Bequest

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

Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation

The Foundation has enabled innovation, exploration, and programs since 2001.

Pierce Armstrong Foundation

A supporter since 2012, the Foundation has strongly contributed to all aspects of our work.

Vicki Standish Family Foundation

Strong advocates of youth homelessness prevention for over 10 years.

Silver Partners

Brian M Davis Charitable Foundation
Campbell Edwards Trust
Cassandra Gantner Foundation
Collier Charitable Fund
Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation
Millett Family Foundation
Rotary Club of Balwyn

Bronze Partners

Andrews Foundation
Ansvar Insurance CEP
Besen Family Foundation
Dimmick Charitable Trust
Eldon and Anne Foote Trust
EM Horton Family Fund
FGM Charitable Fund
Freemasons Public Charitable Foundation
Goodridge Foundation
Gordon Brothers Charitable Foundation
Hecand Family Foundation
Jack and Ethel Goldin Foundation
JTM Foundation
Kingfisher Charitable Trust
Matana Foundation for Young People
Marian & E.H. Flack Trust
Newsboys Foundation
Norman, Mavis & Graeme Waters Perpetual Trust
Suitters Foundation

Supporting Partners

AMP Foundation
Datt Family Foundation
Flew Foundation
Geelong Community Foundation
Highlands Foundation
Jack and Hedy Brent Foundation
Jenkins Family Foundation
Link 21 Foundation
M & L Attwood Fund
Macpherson Kelley Foundation
Melissa Ryan Princess Foundation Fund
Myer Family Company Staff Foundation
Nicholas R Taylor Fund
Paulusz Family Foundation
Shulu Foundation
William Angliss (Vic) Charitable Fund
Wood Family Foundation