We help environmental groups and leaders maximise their impact.

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Environmental philanthropists

The Rendere Trust

The Rendere Trust is a specialist philanthropic organisation that dedicates 100% of its resources to the environment – Rendere meaning ‘to give’ in Italian.

Founded by the Phillipson family from the Gippsland region of Victoria, the Trust is a purpose-driven organisation that collaborates with pioneering environmental organisations and leaders around Australia to identify and prioritise projects that help people and nature thrive.

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For impact

Everything we do and every decision we make is based on a simple question: will this strategy or action have a positive impact on the environment and the people who care deeply for it?

To find answers, we engage in a process of deep listening and learning with organisations and practitioners who are addressing  environmental issues on the ground.  

We offer strategic advice, deep knowledge of the eNGO sector and core funding to help these leaders and groups identify the resources, tools and strategies they need to achieve greater impact.

According to a 2020 Giving Trends Report, the environment receives just 2.5% of all charitable donations and bequests in Australia and just 0.5% of all revenue received by charities. The Trust donates 100% of its funding to the environment and is working with 180 members of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network to support over 900 organisations.

 IMPACT STORIES

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Landcare Victoria

Landcare Victoria needed a stronger voice to advocate for funding and support its dynamic local groups. By engaging with other philanthropists, we were able to underwrite the appointment of new CEO.

TEAM KOWARI

In just two years, Team Kowari has managed to raise awareness of this tiny, vulnerable carnivore and put it on a pathway to achieving threatened species status, meaning greater funding support and protection.

Land Covenantors Vic

In 2022, the Rendere Trust supported the creation of a new association to bring current and future land covenantors together and promote private land conservation.

Photo credits: Helmeted Honeyeater with thanks to Mark Gillow, Western Quoll image with thanks to S J Bennett via Flickr.