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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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We would like to congratulate our Patron, Jo Cooper AM, on receiving a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the philanthropic sector and to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Her dedication to the Coopers Foundation has enabled us to continue our mission of giving back to the community.

Since the Foundation’s inception in 2006, we have distributed more than $7.47million to worthy charities, supporting more than 354 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 to generate ongoing investment income and cover operating expenses.

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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 $10M in the previous financial year (NOTE: this was recently updated, previously $5M)

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

Pictured at our 2022 Charity Golf Day fundraiser with Foundation Patron Glenn Cooper AM and Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens.

(L-R) Patron Glenn Cooper AM, Governors Leanne Gelly and Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN, Commissioner of Police Grant Stevens, Chair Melanie Cooper AM, Governors Haydn Duffield and Dr Tim Cooper AM.

Glenn and Jo Cooper


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

Who We Support