Words just don’t convey how much we appreciate the incredible support and contribution the following wonderful individuals and organisations have made – without them STREAT would not exist.

The TK Foundation

Our beloved very first funders! Our co-founders Bec & Kate can still remember the 6am phone call in November 2008 from Denmark to say the Trustees had agreed to fund STREAT’s start-up. In late 2014 the TK Foundation made another very significant contribution – to help our huge Cromwell Street building development become a reality. We’re forever grateful for their belief in what we wanted to achieve and for kick-starting our journey.

Mr Geoff Harris

Geoff first engaged with STREAT in December 2012, and is now one of our key business mentors and a passionate advocate for social enterprise. He is also a very generous annual donor and major impact investor with STREAT. In 2013 Geoff purchased Cromwell Manor in Collingwood for $2.5m and gifted its use to STREAT for the next 50 years. 

The highlights of Geoff’s extremely successful business career included being: a founding partner of Flight Centre, now the third largest retailer in Australia with 17,000 staff across 10 countries; a co-director and major shareholder of Boost Juice, now 270 shops globally; a co-director and shareholder in Top Deck Travel Company UK. Geoff is also a director and major shareholder of FONDA a fast casual dining restaurant chain in Melbourne with 4 outlets. 

Our other major funders include:

  • AXA Foundation
  • R.E Ross Trust
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation
  • Westpac Foundation
  • Dyson Foundation
  • Social Ventures Australia
  • Ian Potter Foundation
  • Newsboys Foundation
  • Marian & E.H Flack Trust
  • McKinnon Family Foundation
  • The Australian Government through their Jobs Fund
  • Yulgilbar Foundation
  • The Calvert-Jones Foundation
  • City of Melbourne
  • Youth Minister of Victorian State Government
  • Bennelong Foundation
  • May & Stanley Smith Trust
  • Helen Macpherson Smith Trust
  • Jack & Ethel Goldin Foundation
  • John & Betty Laidlaw Legacy
  • Greenlight Foundation / Sornem Private Wealth
  • PwC Foundation
  • John & Betty Laidlaw Legacy
  • Red Rocket Foundation
  • NAB Foundation
  • AMP Foundation
  • Gandel Philanthropy
  • Fouress Foundation
  • Zendesk
  • SEEK
  • Portland Foundation
  • Capricorn Foundation
  • Newsboys
  • RACV Foundation
  • John T Reid
  • Cooper Investment
  • Maitri Foundation
  • VCF Bird Family Charitable Trust
  • Trustee for Helen Amelia Hains Foundation
  • Rado Foundation
  • Hillary Hall 
  • Perpetual Foundation
  • Ramsay Foundation
  • Jack Brockoff Foundation
  • Besen Foundation
  • Simpson Family Foundation


Impact Investors

Over the last four years STREAT has pioneered two impact investment deals with the following investors: 

  • Donkey Wheel Foundation
  • Small Giants
  • McKinnon Family Foundation
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • Social Ventures Australia (SVA)

STREAT has worked with its partners to case study both deals, to ensure that key learnings are captured and help build the capacity of other social enterprises to scale their enterprises with investment. 

2012 Impact Investment Case Study: The Acquisition of Social Roasting Company - a $300,000 equity deal

2015 Impact Investment Case Study: The Development of Cromwell Manor - a $2.5m debt deal

Major Partners

  • Social Ventures Australia (SVA)
  • Donkey Wheel Foundation
  • The GPT Group
  • PwC
  • Breadsolutions
  • Melbourne Polytechnic

Professional services

  • Legal – DLA Piper, Justitia, Holding Redlich, Freehills
  • Audit – Pitcher Partners, Moore Stephens
  • Accountancy – Crowe Horwath
  • Business modelling – PwC
  • Architects – Six Degrees
  • Builders – McCorkell Constructions, Brookfield Multiplex
  • Construction support – Hansen Partnership, Slattery
  • PR & media – Zilla & Brook, Reymond Communications
  • Graphic Design & Communications - Pete Salmon, Third Cache, Daniel Robson
  • Photography – Lani Holmerg, Sanjeev Singh, Pat Varney, James Mepham
  • Publishers – Smudge Publishing
  • Human Resources consultants – Worklogic
  • IT – ITtelligent, Pretentia
  • Service design – Huddle, Heath Wallace
  • Clinical Services - Caraniche


Our heartfelt thanks to the multitude of other organisations and people who have been generous with their time, knowledge and support.