Partnering for impact
RENDERE is an invite-only Trust that provides strategic advice and core funding to get pioneering initiatives off the ground and/or strengthen organisational structures.
Rendere Strategic Director Jim Phillipson is a well-known and respected eNGO leader, business person and land owner/covenantor who acts as a mentor, collaborator and founding funder to dozens of active and emerging environmental groups and leaders.
Jim is also deeply committed to boosting philanthropic funding for the environment from its currently low base of just 2-3% of all giving. He is an active member of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and other philanthropic groups.
While each opportunity is assessed on a case-by-case basis, Rendere’s funding focuses on:
- Collaborative and catalytic funding that builds confidence among other funders to invest.
- Trailblazing environmental organisations and leaders who are demonstrating impact at scale.
- Initiatives that build strength and unity around the environmental sector and/or fill gaps where needed.
- Initiatives that create opportunities for next-generation conservation leaders.
In some cases, the Trust leads new ventures, providing administration, communications and office support to get initiatives off the ground, such as Land Covenantors Victoria and the Gippsland Forest Dialogue.
We enter into all of our relationships with the expectation that our support will extend the reach of these organisations and help them transition to the next stage of their development, where they can attract further funding and support. Read our impact studies to learn more.