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There is more to coopers than making beer

Since the Brewery was founded in 1862 by Thomas Cooper, our family has supported the community in a variety of ways.

In recent times, the Coopers Brewery Foundation was established to provide additional focus on our social commitment. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of supporting families and individuals in their time of need.

The Foundation aims to improve and protect the quality of life of Australians by providing support to charitable organisations with recognised strengths in medical research and health care, in youth education, and aged care, and in fostering family and community support, based on Christian values.

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Since the Foundation’s inception in 2006, we have distributed more than $6.26 million to worthy charities, supporting more than 333 charitable projects across Australia.

Mel Cooper

Mel Cooper AM
Chair of the Coopers Brewery Foundation


Thank you to the generous people and groups who have donated to the Coopers Brewery Foundation.

The Foundation operates in such a way that every dollar donated is distributed to worthy charitable projects, with an annual donation from the Coopers Brewery for investment and meeting all operating costs.

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Apply for funding

The Foundation accepts grant applications from Australian organisations that;

  1. Are registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)
  2. Have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) Item 1 endorsement by the Australian Tax Office
  3. Reported an annual income under $5M in the previous financial year

For more information and instructions on how to apply for funding please visit our apply now page.

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We hold a variety of supporter and fundraising events, from our Golf Day to our Friends of the Foundation evening, and we look forward to you being involved.

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Board of Governors

(L-R) Haydn Duffield, Melanie Cooper AM, Dr Tim Cooper AM, Leanne Gelly, and Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN (Retired)

Glenn and Jo Cooper


We would like to thank Glenn Cooper and Jo Cooper for their ongoing support as patrons of the Coopers Brewery Foundation.

Who We Support

A full list of the charities we support can be viewed on the supported charities page.