Christmas Crowdfunding

Six local charities shared $15,000 raised in total by the Foundation as part of last year’s Christmas Crowdfunding campaign.

Each year the Foundation runs a Christmas crowdfunding campaign to raise monies for six non-profit organisations supporting people living in the inner north. Local traders in the Inner North have donation tins on their counter, and for every dollar donated by the public the Foundation doubles (up to $1,000 per charity).

In addition, Melbourne Indie Voices, a local choir, particiate. Just before Christmas, 500 people came to a concert at Collingwood Town Hall that raised $7,000 for our Christmas Crowdfunding Campaign. From a phone call with Sophia Exiner in late 2016, this event has grown every year.

It is an awesome example of how the Foundation can be a platform for local philanthropy, and shows  the different ways people and businesses are rolling up their sleeves for their community.

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