Cooper Investors PhilanthropyImpact Report 2022 Reections | Edition 2
ContentsIntroduction 1 Soul in the Game 3 Philanthropy, the CI Way 5 6Investing in… community impact 7Investing in… the world around us 9Investing in… 11Investing in… 13Investing in… mental health 15Investing in… social enterprise 17Investing in… Impact 19Investing in… sector support 21Voices of CI 23
2As I write this introduction for the second edition of the CI Philanthropy Reections Report I am reminded, the world continues to be a complicated place. The global pandemic has left a nasty tail of eects, disproportionately impacting vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our communities. “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” Cooper Investors Philanthropy…The CI WayRelationships move at the speed of trust and respect. Natalie Elliott Scan the QR code to the left to hear more from Natalie on Philanthropy, the CI Way.
3November 2022 | Facta Non Verba – acts, not wordsWe feel great pride in the way CI lives and breathes philanthropy as a core value and an authentic part of who we are, not just words on a wall. Soul in the Game · trusted · known · · · · · report, Reections: Edition 2.Scan the QR code to the left to hear more from Nicole on Philanthropy, the CI Way.
5Philanthropy, the CI Way · a Social Enterprise · · · Future Generation Companies · Hearts and Minds Investments Limited (HM1) “We make a living by what we get but we make a life from what we give”
617%3%13%Sector support 7%5%5%5%10%12% 9%5%9%$62,045 International $26,000 $150,000$176,500 Social EnterpriseProgram areaCause area
7Investing in… community impactAs already highlighted – at CI we believe actions speak louder than words. We want to put our values to work in the community, transforming them from ‘words on a wall’ to making a real and positive impact in the lives of others. To watch the team in action – scan the QR code to the left
8Investing in… community impactCI team member, Andrew Hall (Hally) recently ran the Gold Coast Marathon to raise much needed funds to support Shake It Up Australia Foundation.“I was so blown away by the generous support l received from friends, colleagues and my employer. It really shows that the vast majority of the community are caring and supportive people who will back individuals and groups that have the best intentions.Doing the Gold Coast Half Marathon was a great experience. Starting with nearly 8000 runners at 6am was really exciting and the atmosphere is so positive. We received great support from the spectators over the whole course. The event is really well run and it makes the holiday afterwards extra special.My advice to others looking to make a dierence is just do it! You’ll be surprised at the incredible support you’ll get and the feeling of satisfaction.”
9Investing in… the world around usAfter signicant responses to the pandemic, the crisis in Ukraine has provided a fresh challenge for philanthropy. Natalie Elliott, Ambassador Myroshnychenko, Nicole Engelman, Sarah Wickham Philanthropy Australia Conference 2022
10The war in Ukraine promoted an outpouring of philanthropy from both the public and more institutional funders. What really stood out was the collaborative eort from charities involved in the emergency response, making it easy for the public to donate to trusted organisations.“I do believe we can rebuild the country…[and] it’s important that we get the necessary support from our allies and partners…. it’s fundamental for us: we’re there defending democracy, defending human rights, defending the values which are so dear to Australians.’’
11Investing in… “Cooper Investors has been a friend and partner of Blue Dragon Children's Foundation since 2008, when we were a very young organisation in the early stages of development.
12To date1,244 people rescued from tracking210 people represented in court cases5,915 kids Sent back to school & training1,484 shelter provided to girls & boys408 teens placed in jobs643,442 meals served237 homes built for families714 runaways reunited with their families13,530 legal papers obtained for people
13St Kilda MumsOur Impact, Our Numbers “Another year of lockdowns” July 2021 - June 2022 Linen Bundles Clothing Bundles1,0383,83716531148611099912412,09569214563,3787,5612712624805073644834501,2645,3435291,3115119744370025284849335145155433801161531Car SeatsSafety GatesBreast PumpsBottle Packs Baths Carriers High Chairs BouncersToy & Book BagsCotsPrams & StrollersChange TablesBassinetsGeelong MumsSt Kilda MumsEureka MumsGeelong MumsSt Kilda MumsEureka MumsGeelong Mums St Kilda MumsEureka Mums $4,822,521 $2,082,005 $494,622Total Value of Items Rehomed 42,219 20,532 4,926278 NEW VOLUNTEERS INDUCTED 156 98 24 1,832 SOCIAL WORKERS 1181 487 164 332 AGENCIES 267 72 45 19,425 BABIES & CHILDREN SUPPORTED 11,629 6,366 1,4305,113 BABIES 0-1 YEAR 3,290 1,432 39114,312 CHILDREN 1-12 YEARS 8,339 4,934 1,039$7,399,148 67,677Number of Items Rehomed“Cooper Investors are one of St Kilda Mums major donors and have supported us since 2016 in our infancy, as quite a small charity. Over the past six years they have made a signicant contribution to support our work. This type of ongoing partnership has enabled us to help thousands of babies and children in need of our help and for that we are truly grateful. We couldn't do what we do without this level of commitment.” Investing in…
14“We provided a pram from St Kilda Mums to a family, as mum had no means of transport. A pram has reduced her social isolation by allowing her to attend appointments and other activities in the community such a parent group, playgroup, the library and even going shopping. She now has a safe means of transport for her baby when using public transport. Having a pram has also supported her mental health enabling her to undertake self-care such as going out for a walk and mixing in the community with baby. The pram has been positive for baby’s development as it has facilitated baby’s engagement with others in the community, allowing the baby to see new faces, be out in the fresh air and look at the world around them whilst in the pram.”
15Investing in… mental healthAustralians for Mental Health“Thanks to Cooper Investors support, this 11,100 Australians. We’ve hosted community events and a symposium of lived experience experts on the issue of mental healthcare Ministers and senior public servants.”
16If we ... (activities) · · · By … (approaches) · services · · (outputs) · less intense treatment · opportunities · · · IMPACT! · · · · Mental Health Partnerships Fund $170,000 pa
17Investing in… social enterpriseHabitat for Humanity Victoria · · · · · · · “Knowing we have support from Cooper Investors Philanthropy enables HFHV to keep growing our ReStore operations and increase the impact of our aordable home building program. Having a place to call home builds a stronger foundation for life – for parents and children. It makes a life changing dierence” To watch Celeste’s story – scan the QR code to the left“A home for us means stability and for anyone stability is
18 · · · If we ... (activities)By … (approaches) · · · · · (outputs) · · · · · IMPACT! · · · Social Enterprise Program $170,000 pa
19Investing in… Investing in… ImpactAbilityMadeparents.“In Australia, a child is born with cerebral palsy every 15 hours. But unfortunately demand for the Ankle Foot Orthoses products these children require is much higher than their current availability. Globally, 100 million people need Orthotics, but only 10% get the devices they need. This is due to a shortage of trained personnel, cost, and the way in which they are presently made – which can take up to four weeks.AbilityMade is a new breed of business that puts people rst, not prots. It enables us to create open-source designs for assistive devices needed by people all around the world.”
21Investing in… sector support Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF)movement in Australia. 2,600representatives93countries
22sector.“My co-founder, Madelyn Jones, and I recently attended the Social Enterprise World Forum. We exponentially. many incredible people in the social enterprise care about the community reminded us why we founded The Good Box - to help those in need. meet our fellow Social Impact Hub Accelerator participants in-person instead of over Zoom, but we were also able to meet others that we never would have had the chance to otherwise. It is so enterprises and learn from one another. is available for social enterprises. However, when we attended the Forum, we learnt about so many so many vital connections with others that will the Forum was that we were able to see social is both a charity and a social enterprise, so it certain resources in a way that suits all aspects SEWF allowed us to learn how we could use social procurement as both a charity and a social enterprise! This is incredibly helpful and important and will help us to positively impact vulnerable communities.a once-in-a-lifetime experience that we were so at Cooper Investors, in-person. We would not have of Cooper Investors who enabled Madelyn and I to be able to attend the SEWF.”
23Voices of CIChloe LimChris DixonKatherine HolyoakeQiao MaRyan RiedlerTom HickmottThe team at CI are passionate about our approach to philanthropy and truly believe that philanthropy makes better human beings and better human beings make better investors.
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