Can you say Philanthropy?

In 2018, we visited North Fremantle Primary School to ask them some questions about Philanthropy.

Watch below to see what happened…

Philanthropy isn’t always easy to say but it’s easy to do!

We offer one of the most effective and straightforward ways of establishing a perpetual source of giving.

It’s our goal to grow giving and philanthropy in Fremantle, Perth, WA and beyond!

*Thank you to Patrick Wilson and the Notre Dame Film Society for helping us create this video.

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Donor Story: Freo Give For Good Fund

No one wants to talk about death but it’s important to think about what will happen to your assets when you die. After a few near misses riding her bike in 2018, Rachel Pemberton decided to leave a bequest in her Will establishing the Freo Give for Good Fund with the Fremantle Foundation, to continue to support the causes close to her heart in perpetuity.

As someone who is young and fit – what prompted you to begin thinking about your will?

I was riding my bike regularly between Perth and Fremantle along Curtin Avenue and after a few near misses with large vehicles, I thought it was time to write a Will in case something actually happened one day. My mother died when I was in my 20s and I was her executor and also inherited some money. Mum’s lawyer told me “now that I had assets, I should make a Will”. It took me almost 20 years, but I finally took her advice.  

Why did you choose to leave a bequest with the Fremantle Foundation, establishing the Freo Give for Good Fund instead of leaving a bequest to one or two charities?
Contributing to my community has always been important to me and I have deeply appreciated the good work that the Fremantle Foundation does. The philanthropic model the Fremantle Foundation uses appealed to me because when I’m gone my residual wealth will be invested and grow to be able to provide funding for many projects that do good for many years. I hope that my bequest will become known as a valuable and effective resource that does good in our community long after I’m gone. Perhaps others will contribute to the fund so it can do even more good.
What causes do you care about? And what difference would you like the Freo Give for Good Fund to make in your community in the future?
There are so many issues I care about it can be overwhelming at times, but I managed to narrow it down. The Freo Give for Good fund will grant funding to local projects or organisations that improve the lives of Aboriginal people and works towards reconciliation; projects that address climate change and look after our local environment; and projects that build community and improve social inclusion. These are some of the key issues I work on in my life, and I hope to continue to contribute to in my death.    
Rachel Pemberton

Have you got a Will? And if so, have you included a bequest to charity in your Will?

Research shows over 90% of Australians make some form of charitable donation each year. 

And half of Australian adults have a Will, yet only 7.6% of Australians include a bequest in their Will.

Leaving a gift or bequest in your Will to the Fremantle Foundation is a powerful way to create a lasting legacy by providing ongoing support to the causes and communities you care about. Bequests help us provide ongoing support to causes and organisations that are aligned with your values, extending the impact of your giving beyond your lifetime.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your intentions and can provide suggested wording for your solicitor if desired. 

Contact us to learn more about leaving a bequest in your Will. The Fremantle Foundation works with you and your lawyers to put your charitable bequest in place.

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[Impact100 Fremantle] Invite to Grant Assessment Meeting

One of the best parts about being an Impact100 Fremantle donor is that you are invited into the decision making process of awarding our major $100,000 grant.

The Grant Assessment meeting is your first chance to review the applications for 2019 and have your say on the make up of the short listed submissions.

This is the first glimpse at the projects that will shape our community’s future. 

Impact100 Fremantle Grant Assessment Meeting | 6PM Thursday 13 June

When: 6PM – 8PM, Thursday 13 June 2019

Where: Old Boys Schools Fremantle, 92 Adelaide Street Fremantle 6160

Click Here to RSVP

Your perspective is needed

We’d love you to come along and give your valued perspective. We all come from varied backgrounds with unique input to offer. And with your donation, comes the invitation to be part of this process. 

How it works

At the Grant Assessment Meeting we will review all the applications received for 2019. Together we will narrow down a shortlist of 6-8 applications. 

The organisations shortlisted at the Grant Assessment Meeting will then be invited to submit a Full Application and host a site visit in the next stage of the process. 

We hope you can make it. 

Make your donation for 2019

With the end of financial year fast approaching, now is a great time to lock in your donation to Impact100 Fremantle for 2019.

Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

Did you know you can now make 10x monthly instalments of $100 donations or choose to donate $1,000 in one go?

Donate Now

Alternatively, you can pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle  now and pay at a later date. Pledging to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 now helps us calculate our donations total and know how far we are from reaching our granting total.

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please click on the button here.

Pledge Now, Pay Later

If you would like to give to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 as part of a group or workplace please contact our Social Impact Manager, Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt, who can assist you to make this easy for each member of your group to donate.

Some of our lovely Impact100 Fremantle Committee members are making phone calls this month and getting in touch with our donors to confirm your involvement for 2019. Keep an ear out for their call!

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Families in Philanthropy

Recently, one of our fund holders, the Bray Family Fund sat down with their three teenage children to make granting decisions together as a family.

Emma and Harry Bray, along with their children, are passionate about supporting mental health, empowering individuals through employment and tackling homelessness. In 2019, the Bray Family Fund have chosen to support CARAD Fare Go Food TruckDress for Success Perth, 20 Homes 20 Lives and the Tomorrow Man programs in WA.

The great bonus about having a family fund with Fremantle Foundation is that it has generated some lively and meaningful family discussions around the dinner table. Engaging our children in our decisions around supporting our chosen charities was important to us. After discussing our areas of interest with Fremantle Foundation they were able to curate and then suggest a collection of organisations in need of support. We look forward to following and developing relationships with our chosen organisations and we very much appreciate the information and guidance we have received from Fremantle Foundation.   

Emma Bray, Bray Family Fund

32% of funds held with the Fremantle Foundation are ‘family funds’ and given the benefits of engaging family members of all ages in philanthropy it is no wonder why!

No matter how old your children are, integrating philanthropy into your family life can be an excellent way to pass on healthy attitudes about money and helping others. 

Some of the numerous benefits of family philanthropy include:

  • Creating meaningful family experiences – helps to solidify family values, while family members work together, communicate with each other and learn to trust one another
  • By making gifting decisions communally, younger family members can develop a wide variety of skills, including communication, negotiation, shared decision making, leadership, accountability, financial literacy and responsibility to help others
  • Become an intergenerational common ground, a venue where as many as three generations can share their knowledge, skills, passions, and perspective, and learn together
  • Research has shown that the act of giving can actually cause family members to have an increase in happiness

If you’re interested in learning more about how to engage your family in philanthropy, be sure to come along to our upcoming ‘Families in Philanthropy workshop.

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Professional Adviser Workshop and ‘The Business of Giving with Dale Alcock’

One thing we’ve heard over the last few years is how important it is for professional advisers to come together and mix with others. This is a great chance to meet with industry contacts and learn how you can support your clients giving and grow your own understanding of philanthropy.  

CPD Workshop – The How and Why of Giving – 4.30pm – 5.30pm

This free CPD workshop is suitable for Lawyers, Wealth Advisers and Accountants.

What will you learn?

  • Why you should be introducing your clients to giving

  • How to support your clients giving through various structures including the little known community foundation option

  • Practical next steps to introduce your client to consider charitable giving

Followed by guest speaker – Dale Alcock – 6pm – 7pm

It’s with great pleasure that I invite you to join us after the workshop to hear Dale Alcock talk about his personal experience in giving, from both a personal and business perspective. 

Please see all the details below to RSVP for this free event.

1 hr Workshop: The How and Why of Giving

4:30pm – 5.30pm 
Wednesday 17 April
Bendat Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
Followed by 1 hour Guest Speaker: Business of Giving
6.00 – 7.00pm with Dale Alcock
RSVP Option One – Workshop + Guest Speaker RSVP – Click on this link to RSVP
RSVP Option Two – Guest Speaker Only RSVP – Click on this link to RSVP

Dale Alcock is a homegrown success story, from bricklayer to Australia’s leading home builder. His reputation has become synonymous with quality, excellence and distinction.

Dale remains an avid believer in the social responsibility of his companies. As an industry advocate, Dale provides valuable support to industry training programs and promotes career opportunities within the building industry.

Since establishing his own dedicated apprenticeship training program in 2004, the ABN Group continues to manage Australia’s largest private training group in the industry, with more than 1000 apprentices graduated. Through his Alcock Family Foundation, Dale has also donated more than $8.4 million over the last 10 years to worthy causes including medical research, humanitarian relief work and the environment.

In November 2016, Dale became the fifth President of the Fremantle Dockers Football Club after five years as a board member.



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Apply for Impact100 Fremantle 2019

In 2019, Impact100 Fremantle is inviting organisations and projects that work on improving the health and wellbeing of our community to apply.

Please CLICK HERE to download the EOI Application Form for Impact100 Fremantle 2019.

EOI applications are due 5.00pm, Friday 31st May 2018.

To learn more about the process of Impact100 Fremantle and for tips on preparing a successful EOI application please come along to one of our EOI workshops.

EOI Workshop #1
Wednesday 10th April, 2019
4.00PM – 5.00PM
Fremantle Foundation Office, Old Boys School
92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
Click Here to RSVP for EOI Workshop #2

EOI Workshop #2
Thursday 9th May, 2019
8.30AM – 9.30AM
Fremantle Foundation Office, Old Boys School
92 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
Click Here to RSVP for EOI Workshop #2

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Testimonials: Why our donors love Impact100 Fremantle

We have been associated with Impact 100 Fremantle since its inception, and are proud to work closely with the Impact100 business network. We have witnessed first-hand the positive changes manifesting within the Fremantle community as a result of the excellent initiatives and programs. 2019 will be the seventh year for us. We are in for the long haul. Rosslyn & Ian de Souza
Over the many years we have given to the numerous charities and organisations who approached us without knowing if, or how, our contribution made any difference; it’s a bit life scattering money to the wind and hoping it landed in a good place. Joining the giving community of Impact100 allows us to financially contribute in a meaningful way where we can see the incredible results and outcomes of our donation first hand. We love being involved with this open process which is managed with integrity and professionally by a group of terrific people. Melanie Clarke, Remedy Homewares Store
We have found that Impact100 is a good way to make a contribution to the local Fremantle community. We live pretty busy lives and sometimes in the whirlwind it is easy to lose sight of some of the things that matter – such as community, connection and Inclusion. Impact100 provides a simple straightforward way of making a difference even at the community level. It provides a snapshot into the many positive activities occurring in the community as well as bringing together those people who collectively want to make a difference. We cannot recommend Impact100 highly enough. Sean & Beck Hefferon
I love being part of Impact100 Freo because it is Fremantle people actively coming together making Fremantle a better place and community. It has funded some extraordinary social and community programs proving that with Impact100 the combined outcome is even more than a sum of the parts. Brad Pettitt, City of Fremantle Mayor
The Fremantle Foundation is exceptional at bringing our community together at a grass roots level. I am proud to be a donor of an organisation that is connecting local people and creating massive impact. Taylor Vagg, Fremantle Chiropractic
Old Bridge Cellars is proud to be part of Impact100 Fremantle – a growing philanthropic group of like minded businesses, families and individuals. We see first hand how our annual $1,000 contribution makes a difference to the local projects and charities with a combined game changing grant of $100,000 awarded each year. This grant enables a kick start to make positive impact and changes in our community. Jump on board, your heart won’t regret it! Cass Beeson, Old Bridge Cellars

If you would like to learn more about Impact100 Fremantle and how to become a Donor please Click Here.

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Impact100 Fremantle has Launched for 2019

Thank you to everyone who joined us at last week’s Launch for Impact100 Fremantle 2019, and a special thanks to those who donated or pledged on the night.

 In six years our giving circle has granted $705,000 to local projects and organisations in Fremantle and we are excited to continue growing. If you haven’t already, we would love you to donate or pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle.

Health and Wellbeing – 2019 Focus

In 2019, Impact100 Fremantle is inviting organisations and projects that work on improving the health and wellbeing of our community to apply.

We are open to all ideas. Initiatives may address health and wellbeing through:

  • activities – such as the arts, cultural or health based programs.
  • demographics – such as young people, the aged or by gender, racial or cultural grounds.
  • causes – such as mental wellbeing, homelessness or social isolation.

For more information about the Application Process please refer to our 2019 Expression of Interest Guidelines.

Join Us and Make an Impact!

The bigger our circle grows, the greater impact we can have!

Impact100 Fremantle is a great way to come together and make a positive difference in our local community.

Our strategy includes making one primary grant of $100,000 each year – a game changing grant – empowering a local charity to dream bigger. 

Donors choose the grant recipient collectively at an Annual Awards Night. 

Become an Impact100 Fremantle member and Donate Now.

Did you know you can now make 10x monthly instalments of $100 donations or choose to donate $1,000 in one go?

Donate Now

Alternatively, you can pledge your support to Impact100 Fremantle  now and pay at a later date. Pledging to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 now helps us calculate our donations total and know how far we are from reaching our granting total.

If you would like to PLEDGE NOW for Impact100 Fremantle and PAY LATER please click on the button here.

Pledge Now, Pay Later

If you would like to give to Impact100 Fremantle 2019 as part of a group or workplace please contact our Social Impact Manager, Hannah Fitch-Rabbitt, who can assist you to make this easy for each member of your group to donate.

So join us, and become a part of Impact100 Fremantle today. Together we can make an impact.

We would like to thank Siobhan, Hamish and the entire team at Guildhall Event Space for kindly hosting (and dining) us last Thursday, and also Blue Cow Cheese Company for their contribution.

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SISTER2sister Youth Mentoring – Empowering Teenage Girls

“What you are in life results in great part from the influence exerted on you over the years by just a few people”. Eleanor Roosevelt

Who were the most important people in shaping your life? This month we’re excited to share a grant story about SISTER2sister with you, the only program of its kind in Australia which provides integrated, holistic, trauma-informed mentoring and education to vulnerable teenage girls. The Duffield-Thomas Family Fund (held with the Fremantle Foundation) chose to support this program because of the opportunities it gives to young women.

SISTER2Sister is a unique early intervention program which combined the benefits of one-on-one mentoring, monthly life skills workshops focusing on core underlying issues such as self-esteem, resilience, anxiety, anger management, trauma and health, as well as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities designed to challenge the girls, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones and tap into their limitless potential.⠀

In 2018 the SISTER2sister program paired 35 at-risk teenage girls with a Big Sister Mentor. who empowers them to overcome life’s challenges and reach their full potential.

“Having a strong female role model is extremely important, especially when girls lack a positive female role model. Through mentoring you have the ability to be a trusted person outside someone’s bubble that can help them with their truth. Helping girls make decisions about the women they want to be for no one else but for themselves is a special place to be”.

Robyn, Big Sister Mentor

At the end of the year-long SISTER2sister mentoring program, the girls now have the tools and support to break the cycle of deeply entrenched inter-generational societal issues including unemployment/poverty, addiction, and lack of education, domestic violence, abuse/neglect and unplanned teenage pregnancy.

The girls are now able to:

  • Demonstrate positive risk management skills to assist them to deal with their past trauma, circumstances and mental health issues
  • Live in a safe environment with support
  • Become financially secure through successfully obtaining and retaining employment and/or be enrolled in education
  • Maintain survival skills independently
  • Demonstrate high self-worth
  • Attract and maintain positive friendships and relationships
  • Have a sense of belonging and social inclusion 

“We were all on the brink and a little bit of guidance changed this – you think you know everything but now you know everything but now you can accept mistakes you’ve made and recognise it was not a healthy lifestyle you lived”. ⠀

Little Sister Mentee⠀

Although the 2018 SISTER2sister 2018 program has now formally ended, 95% of mentors continue to support their mentees after the formal program ends. 

The SISTER2sister mentoring program continues to support mentees beyond graduation. Little Sisters have ongoing access to the Butterfly Support program which is a wraparound service linking girls in to additional support services in the community as needed e.g. emergency accommodation, legal aid and counselling services. In addition to the SISTER2sister mentoring program, participants and graduates of the program have access to the Butterfly Opportunity Program which offers mathematics/IT scholarships, work experience, apprenticeships, employment and much more.

The Duffield-Thomas Family Fund supported Life Changing Experience Foundation’s SISTER2Sister program in 2018. ⠀

Denise Duffield-Thomas is a highly successful money mindset mentor and author for a new wave of entrepreneurs. Denise helps women create wealth through her mindset courses and practical wisdom on releasing money blocks. Mark Duffield Thomas is a business coach and former sports marketing consultant for some of the biggest football brands in the world.

Denise and Mark are keen to support the community in a bigger and more strategic way through philanthropy and are happy to support projects throughout Australia. Their areas of impact include Environment and Climate Change, Women and Children, and Advocacy.

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