FRRR is both a grant-seeker and a grant-maker. Therefore, nothing we do could be achieved without the support of our donors and partners.

FRRR's remit requires us to build strong, sustainable partnerships to support rural, regional and remote communities. Without the generous support of our many donors - Trusts, Foundations, Corporations and Individuals – we could not achieve what we do. We are therefore greatly appreciative of the continued support for our programs and the genuine interest in the work that we do.

We acknowledge the many suppliers who also work with us: the in-kind contributions you make, as well as the discounts you apply to your work are appreciated.

While we work with each of you in different ways - from running a program on your behalf, or collaborating to provide funding for programs addressing a specific rural issue - we value your support.

Founding members

  • Commonwealth Government of Australia
  • Sidney Myer Fund


Alf & Meg Steel Fund

ANZ Banking Group

ANZ Trustees, who administer:

  • The McEwen Foundation
  • The William Buckland Foundation
  • The Sylvia & Charles Viertel Charitable Trust
  • The Robert William Robertson Estate

Aurizon Community Giving Fund

Aussie Farmers Foundation

Australian Community Foundation

Bertalli Family Foundation

Betty Fulton Fund

The Carbine Club

Davies Family Foundation

Department of Family and Community Services (FACS) NSW

Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Department of State Development, Business and Innovation VIC

Deutsche Bank

Doc Ross Family Foundation

The Estate of the Late Edward Wilson

The Gardiner Foundation

Geoff & Helen Handbury Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation

The John & Janet Calvert-Jones Foundation

John T Reid Charitable Trusts

The Maple-Brown Family Foundation

McCusker Charitable Foundation

The Myer Family Company

The Myer Foundation

Origin Foundation


  • ACER / Tender Bridge
  • Australia Post
  • ABC Heywire
  • Australian Community Philanthropy
  • Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network
  • Desert Knowledge Australia
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Philanthropy Australia
  • Regional Australia Institute



The Pratt Foundation

Perpetual Trustees, who administer:

  • The Berrembed Trust
  • The Estate of the Late Harold Gordon Jones
  • The H & L Hecht Trust
  • The Julian Flett Endowment
  • The Ledger Charitable Trust
  • The Margaret Lawrence Bequest
  • The Percy Baxter Charitable Trust
  • The SBA Foundation

Portland House Group

Price Family Foundation

The QBE Foundation

Queensland Community Foundation

The Rali Foundation

The R.E. Ross Trust

The Rees Family Foundation

School Aid Trust 

Sid & Fiona Myer Family Foundation

Sidney Myer Fund

Stan and Maureen Duke Foundation


State Trustees, who administer:

  • The John Sylvester Feehan Charitable Trust
  • William Austin Zeal Charitable Trust
  • William Henry Hutchinson Charitable Trust


Thyne Reid Foundation

Third Link

Tim Fairfax Family Foundation

The Trust Company

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund

Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

VISY Employee Community Fund

Wilson HTM

The Yulgilbar Foundation

Individual donations
($5,000 and above)

  • Neilma Gantner
  • Alexandra Gartmann
  • Lady Southey
  • Noel Weaver