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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 $5.84 million to 321 worthy charities, supporting more than 316 charitable projects throughout 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 all costs of the Foundation met by Coopers Brewery Limited. Coopers Brewery also donates income received from brewery tours, recycling and special events directly to the Foundation.

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Apply for funding

The Foundation accepts funding applications from Australian charities that have Deductible Gift Recipient status from the Australian Taxation Office. For more information and instructions on how to apply for funding please visit our apply now page.

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We hold a number of supporter and fundraising events each year, 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.