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.
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.
Our seed partner, The Diggers Club, supports the Foundation by providing us with heirloom seeds for our professional development program. All Kitchen Garden Program schools and services can access a free two-year membership to The Diggers Club – along with 40% off products, including heirloom seeds, and access to an abundance of resources via the Diggers Club online library.
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.
Operating since 1986, the Hugh DT Williamson Foundation works to support and strengthen communities by establishing educational opportunities and building leadership skills in young people.
In 2023 the Hugh DT Williamson Foundation provided three-year funding to enhance our community engagement, with salary support for the Community Engagement Officer.
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.
MSP Photography and Compass Education joined the Foundation as print partner in November 2021. With their state-of-the-art printing facilities, they play a critical role in producing our comprehensive collection of educational materials and help us promote our pleasurable food education model to schools, early childhood services and the broader community.
Compass deliver smart digital management systems to over 2000 schools across Australia and internationally, and MSP Photography is Australia’s largest school photography service provider. Together they are simplifying processes, and helping school communities communicate more easily.
Saputo Dairy Australia (SDA) and the Foundation commenced a partnership in 2019. SDA supports our work of enabling children and young people to form healthy and sustainable habits for life, which reflects their 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.
SDA is part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world, and the largest dairy processor in Australia.
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.
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.