Christmas Crowdfunding 2018

What is Christmas Crowdfunding?

Each year the Foundation runs a Christmas crowdfunding campaign to raise monies for six non-profit organisations supporting people living in the inner north. We deliver collection jars to local traders in the Inner North and for every dollar donated by the public the Foundation doubles (up to $1,000 per charity).

Scaling Up in 2018

Last year the Christmas Crowdfunding campaign raised a total of $11,000 from over 20 local businesses, and our longstanding partner Melbourne Indie Voices. Monies raised went to six local community organisations supporting Melbourne’s inner north. This year we’ve scaled up to raise even more funds for:

In 2018 we are set to break our record with 27 local traders in Melbourne’s inner north joining in. Our partnership with Melbourne Indie Voices has continued to thrive and we thank them for raising $7,000 in December from their annual end of year concert.

How to get involved?

You can give directly to the foundation here and we will match it (up to $1,000 per organisation).

If you are a local business in the cities of Yarra, Moreland or Darebin and would like to participate in this campaign or future fundraisers please email our team.

Alternatively, if you are interested in buying local this Christmas and would like to have your donation doubled, the following participating local traders have jars available at their counters:

Richmond & Cremorne

Pookipoiga – unique ethically made gifts

Black Hearts & Sparrows – independent wine stores


Black Hearts & Sparrows – independent wine stores

Newtown Coffee – specialty coffee and breakfast/brunch

Obelix & Co – Delicatessen, Charcuterie & Larder


I Dream a Highway – locally designed and ethically made gifts including fashion items

Birch and Bear – handmade children’s toys, home-wares and vintage

Green Horse – ethically made home-wares and fashion items

Mim found Ena –  independent design studio selling ethically handmade fashion items and home-wares

Great Frames – ready made or custom framing


Mr Kitly – local and imported Japanese home-wares, gifts, ceramics and plants

Handsome Her – cafe and catering

Blackhearts and Sparrows – independent wine stores

Cafe Marcella – casual dining and cafe

East Brunswick 

East Brunswick Wine Store – independent wine store

The Boroughs – Melbourne designer gifts, art, books, jewelry and home-wares

The Cornish Arms Hotel – Pub featuring Melbourne’s largest range of vegan meals

Blackhearts and Sparrows – independent wine store

Wild Life Bakery – bakery and cafe

Carlton North

The Little Toy Shop – toys


Vegan Wares – vegan shoes and gifts


Anand’s Bakery – patisserie and cafe

Century Gourmet Meat & Poultry – deli

Fairfield Pharmacy – chemist

Three Locals – casual dining and cafe

Clifton Hill 

Key Ingredients – cookware, knife sharpening and gifts

Christmas Crowd Funding 2018

“we decided to be involved because we are three locals who created this cafe and we want to continue supporting the local community”
Anthea – Three Locals cafe