We help organisations and leaders transition to the next stage of their development.

Founded by the Phillipson family, Rendere is an invite-only Trust that provides strategic advice and core funding to strengthen organisational structures and build sustainability. In some cases, the Trust leads new ventures, providing administration, communications and office support to get initiatives off the ground.

While each opportunity is assessed on a case-by-case basis, there are four overarching areas in which we believe we can help environmental groups and leaders maximise their impact. 

  1. Existing organisations with great leaders. We provide core funding and advice to existing organisations and inspirational leaders to help them strengthen, amplify and increase their effectiveness and impact.
  2. Sector-building: We support and resource new organisations seeking to build unity and strength around key areas.
  3. Next-generation leaders: We support programs that create opportunities for emerging or next-generation leaders.
  4. Leveraged funding: We provide collaborative and catalytic funding, where appropriate, to encourage, support and build confidence among other funders to invest.

We enter into all of our relationships with aim of ensuring that our support will extend the reach of these organisations and help them to transition to the next stage of their development. Read our impact studies to learn more.


Rendere Strategic Director, Jim Phillipson, is well known in the eNGO sector as a mentor, collaborator, connector and enabling funder who has established formative relationships with a wide range of established and emerging environmental groups and leaders.

Jim’s extensive knowledge of business management, environmental philanthropy and grassroots conservation allows him to connect like-minded groups to each other, enabling them to achieve greater impact together.


The Trust collaborates and co-invests with many other Australian philanthropists and corporates and also seeks to open doors to international not-for-profit funding.

Strategic Director, Jim Phillipson, is an active contributor to the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and works with other leading organisations including the Australian Land Conservation Alliance and Impact Club to encourage investment in environmental projects.

The Trust is a founding funder of Land Covenantors Victoria and works with Trust for Nature and other groups to promote private land conservation.