Impact Investment

Partnerships for impact

Funding context

To strengthen, amplify and increase the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species’ impact and effectiveness, Rendere provides core funding to support its day-to-day operations.

This funding is also used to leverage matched funding across FAME’s larger supporter network, which includes a national membership base, trusts, corporate partners and other donors.

Organisational context

Established in 1993 by the trailblazing conservationist John Warmsley, FAME is dedicated to protecting and rewilding Australian species most at risk of extinction. FAME’s on-ground conservation activities employ new tools and technologies to revegetate land, curb feral and invasive populations and reintroduce keystone species.

The management team, led by CEO Tracy McNamara, have been enormously successful in building partnerships with like-minded organisations, government agencies, wildlife authorities and private landowners which, in turn, has attracted private funding.

This combined funding supports over a dozen critical wildlife programs across the country, including the reintroduction of endangered species like the Tasmanian Devil and Western Quoll.

Rendere provides ongoing funding as well as strategic advice and support to the leadership team.

“Rendere’s holistic support for FAME has been invaluable. Jim [Phillipson] and the team are much more than funders. They provide a soundboard for ideas and robust discussions across a range of topics and help us connect with like-minded organisations. Jim is always willing to give his time freely.

“On a financial level, Rendere’s monetary support has been a catalyst for further grants and more robust project support.” 

Tracy McNamara, CEO, FAME

FAME is a deep investor in species restoration. Its approach is very targeted, supporting the transition of specific species in a practical way. The team are highly effective at collaborating with organisations and agencies and  building and sustaining partnerships.”

Rendere Strategic Director, Jim Phillipson