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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And the winner of Impact100 Fremantle 2018 is…

Last Thursday night 160+ donors and community members gathered in the Old Boys School Fremantle to hear 4x incredible pitches from our Impact100 Fremantle finalists.

Impact100 Fremantle inspires at least 100 donors to each contribute $1,000 annually and then pool the contributions to make high impact grants to local charities and projects.

This year Black Swan Health, Fremantle Men’s Community Shed, Fremantle PCYC and ICEA Foundation raised the bar with their pitches in an effort to win the game changing $100,000 grant.

Fremantle PCYC

Fremantle PCYC were the recipients of the major $100,000 grant which will allow them to run a Breakfast Club for vulnerable and at-risk children in Fremantle for the next two years.

Breakfast Club will provide breakfast for 30+ children aged 5 to 12 years every Monday and Wednesday morning during school terms in 2019 and 2020. Children will arrive by 7.30 and have a healthy breakfast following exercise or targeted activities, and then be walked to school.

Overall, the program aims to improve the food security and nutrition of children living in disadvantage and providing them an equal opportunity to excel academically, emotionally and socially.

Congratulations to Julie Gorman, Daniel Roy and the team at Fremantle PCYC!

Finalists each receive $5,000 grant

Thanks to the generosity of our Impact100 Fremantle donors we raised a total of $115,000 allowing our three deserving finalists Black Swan Health, Fremantle Men’s Community Shed and ICEA Foundation to each receive a $5,000 grant.

Thank you to our Donors

Impact100 Fremantle is only possible because of the generosity of our donors.


Donations are now open for Impact100 Fremantle ’19

Donations now open for Impact100 Fremantle 2019

Be part of the Impact100 Fremantle donor community in 2019!

Give $1,000 and make a $100,000 difference in your community.

Donations are now open for Impact100 Fremantle 2019. You can choose to:

  • Donate $1,000 up front
  • Or choose to give $100 a month for the next 10 months

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 give.

Want to continue supporting our Finalists?

Black Swan Health – Freo Street Doctor


Black Swan Health welcomes all support from the Fremantle community and from the Impact 100 Fremantle donors.

Freo Street Doctor clinics are delivered daily within City of Fremantle. Black Swan Health actively seek volunteers for the Freo Street Doctor service. Volunteers support the sustainability of the service and allow the organisation to expand the reach of Freo Street Doctor to more people in need of health care.

Volunteering with Freo Street Doctor provides the opportunity to experience and contribute to the sense of community that is welcomed by our clients. The opportunity to have a conversation with people at Freo Street Doctor clinics is welcomed by clients who often find it hard to engage with people in other locations.


Freo Street Doctor is generously supported with donations of items that are shared with our clients such as blankets and hand-knitted winter items, swags and bedding, toiletries and personal care items.Black Swan Health welcome all donations of these items which enables us to enrich our clients lives by just knowing someone has thought about their wellbeing.

Black Swan Health welcomes all financial support for Freo Street Doctor. We undertake all opportunities to maintain a financially viable service and all donations support additional clinic sessions.

Each donation of $500 will support expenses associated with a Freo Street Doctor clinic including salary for the Outreach Worker and GP, vehicle running costs and medical supplies used in the provision of health care.

$ 1,000 will support 2 clinics and the health care of up to 10 people

$ 5,000 will support 10 clinics and the health care of up to 50 people

$10,000 will support 20 clinics and the health care of up to 100 people

$10,000 guarantees a clinic can be delivered once a week for 5 months

For more information about Freo Street Doctor and their contact details CLICK HERE.

Fremantle Men’s Community Shed

Become a Member

Join the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed and become a Member!

Membership forms are available online here.


Do you have expertise you feel may be of value to the Fremantle Men’s Community Shed?! Skilled volunteers are always welcomed and valued.


$1,000; Funds would be utilised by professionally producing an e-booklet providing individuals and support organisations for persons in our target groups.

$5,000; Cost per 5-week workshop is $2,906. Funds would be utilised by completing two off 5- week workshops with the revenue shortfall utilising funds raised from our community initiatives

$10,000; Cost per 5-week workshop is $2,906. Funds would be utilised by completing four off 5- week workshops with the revenue shortfall utilising funds raised from our community initiatives

For more information about Fremantle Men’s Community Shed and their contact details CLICK HERE.

Fremantle PCYC


PCYC absolutely depends on the efforts of volunteers.

Fremantle PCYC currently need people to drive the bus to drop kids off at home after the PCYC closes.

Volunteers also lend a hand supervising the Safe Space program and the Breakfast Club and other programs with an attendant youth worker.

Donors would be made to feel most welcome should they wish to volunteer their time in a hands on capacity or they may contribute in other ways such as collecting needed donations such as food and donations or they may have other skills that could be put to good use.

Working with disadvantaged young people has its challenges, but in the end, when you see the impact that just small interventions have with these children, it makes it all worthwhile! 


The Fremantle PCYC has been fortunate to receive small amounts of monies to commence some of our youth diversionary programs, designed to attract and engage with different segments of Fremantle’s young people. 

For example, Safe Sistas is a spin on the Safe Space program which is aimed at young women specifically, bringing them together for one night a week to learn personal development in an environment that is supportive and safe, without judgement or distractions. It’s a place the girls feel safe, hang with friends, get away from their troubles at home and learn some valuable life skills such as resume writing, cooking and personal development.

Another project which has been funded through small grants which is currently running is the Gnarniny Program at Hilton Harvest Community Garden – a food-based program where participants grow, harvest and then prepare their own food – they learn lessons in nutrition, taking care of things and working with others.

These are just two of the many projects we could not have delivered if not for the generous donations previously received. Additional donations are able to support further youth diversionary programs.

For more information about Fremantle PCYC and their contact details CLICK HERE.

ICEA Foundation

Yarn with ICEA Foundation

A vital step in moving forward towards reconciliation is to ensure all Australians know about Australia’s shared history, Australia’s First Peoples and the world’s oldest surviving culture. Yarn is a youth-to-youth program that facilitates an understanding of cultural identity, shared history and reconciliation. 

Book a Yarn with ICEA for your business, community or local school.


10 FOR 10

Traditionally 10 years of marriage is rewarded with tin, suppose that means it’s time for ICEA to start rattling tins.

After 10 years of learning, growing, and evolving ICEA couldn’t be more proud of what they have achieved in the last 10 years.

To allow the growth to continue ICEA are turning to the community who have always been an integral part of the ICEA Family.

For $10 a month you can empower other Australians to get on board and we can shift the Australian story together. 


Find 50 is a collective fundraising initiative building a community of like-minded donors who are passionate about supporting ICEA’s mission of moving towards reconciliation.

For a tax deductible donation of $1,000, you will:

For more information about ICEA Foundation and their contact details CLICK HERE.


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