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

Funding strategy

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.

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

While each opportunity is assessed on a case-by-case basis, we generally fund:


Trailblazing organisations and leaders who are demonstrating impact at scale.


Initiatives that build strength and unity around the sector and/or fill gaps where needed.


Initiatives and activities that focus on building skills and opportunities for next-generation conservation leaders.


Opportunities where our funding can be leveraged in a way that supports and builds confidence for other funders to invest.


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 and enable them to achieve greater impact at scale.


Rendere cco-invests with several Australian philanthropists and corporates and 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.


Rendere founders, Jim, Heather, David and Kate Phillipson, are active covenantors, founding and managing the EcoGipps venture in East Gippsland.

Rendere is also a founding funder of Land Covenantors Victoria and BioDiversity Legacy, which works with Trust for Nature and other groups to promote and expand private land conservation in Australia.