We are passionate about finding innovative ways of working with partners who share our values. Together we develop projects that deliver productive opportunities for the kitchen garden community. Our work is only made possible with the continued support of our partners, and we sincerely thank them for their commitment and generosity.
Premier Australian commercial law firm Arnold Bloch Leibler helped us establish the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in 2004. They assisted us to achieve our charitable deductible gift recipient (DGR) status, paving the way for the Foundation to be recognised as a leader in promoting the prevention of disease through pleasurable food education. Arnold Bloch Leibler continues to provide legal advice to the Foundation on a pro bono basis.
In 2018, AstraZeneca Australia partnered with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation on a three-year project supporting the development of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program for Secondary Years, which launched in November 2020.
The partnership is part of AstraZeneca’s Young Health Programme, a global community investment initiative and disease prevention program that works with expert organisations around the world to combine research, advocacy and on-the-ground programs to improve the health and life chances of young people.
Coles and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation partnered in 2020 and are working together to make the Kitchen Garden Program accessible to more schools and services around the country.
Coles and the Foundation working together means we can extend our fresh food philosophy beyond the school gate, engaging families and communities. Our collaboration will actively influence Australian families to support children and young people to create positive food habits for life.
General Mills partnered with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation to offer grants to assist schools in low socio-economic areas to establish kitchen and garden infrastructure and launch the Kitchen Garden Program.
General Mills is a leading global food company whose purpose is to make food the world loves. Its brands include Nature Valley, Häagen-Dazs, Betty Crocker, Latina Fresh and Old El Paso. General Mills knows that the key to food and nutrition security is food literacy, defined as understanding how to prepare nourishing meals, as well as how food is grown.
Launched in February 2020, the Kitchen Garden Program for Early Childhood is supported by the Ian Potter Foundation, one of the earliest supporters of the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation.
The Ian Potter Foundation is helping the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation respond to demand from early childhood educators for customised professional development and resources.
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation was established in 1979 and exists to support the health and wellbeing of all Victorians.
In 2021, the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program was awarded a Children and Youth Grant to support the development of a Community Cluster Project in partnership with local government.
Mirvac partnered with the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation in 2020 to deliver the Cook’s Patch program for The Fabric, an urban infill site in Altona North, Victoria.
Environmental and social sustainability is a core value at The Fabric, with Mirvac placing great importance on leaving a positive legacy. Due to a strong values alignment, our partnership with Mirvac came naturally and will also benefit the broader inner west community.
Professional Development Partner
Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) and the Foundation commenced a partnership in 2019 to support professional development delivered by the kitchen garden team Australia-wide.
SDA is part of Saputo Inc., one of the top 10 dairy processors in the world, and the largest dairy processor in Australia. It produces, markets and distributes a wide range of high-quality dairy products for Australian and international markets. Saputo Dairy Australia’s support of the Foundation reflects its promise to never stop building a future we can be proud of, including the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits, through responsible food and nutrition choices.
Our thanks go to the businesses who support us to deliver pleasurable food education. We could not accomplish this goal without their involvement and dedication.
The Foundation has received generous support from De Bortoli Wines since 2014, extending to the Foundation’s public events, among other activities. De Bortoli Wines is a fourth-generation family company established in 1928, maintaining a reputation for premium wines.
Phillippa’s has been a supporter of the Foundation since 2011, providing quality baking products and ingredients to support the kitchen garden community. Phillippa Grogan established Phillippa’s in 1994, and is passionate about traditional, natural breads and provisions made with local and organic ingredients.
Ryset Australia has been a supporter of the Foundation since 2008, equipping the kitchen garden community with quality garden products and equipment. Ryset Australia is an Australian-owned company with over 75 years’ experience in the manufacture and wholesale distribution of tools and equipment for the Australian horticultural industry.