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The Beerenberg Foundation

The South Australian village of Hahndorf has been our family’s home for nearly 200 years and we believe this special place deserves protecting and cherishing. That’s why we established the Beerenberg Foundation - to conserve and celebrate Hahndorf’s cultural, built and natural heritage.

Launched in 2010, the Beerenberg Foundation is a private trust, established solely for charitable purposes by Beerenberg Pty Ltd. It gives us the opportunity to focus our philanthropic activities and give back to the place we’re proud to call home.

The Beerenberg Foundation’s projects

Here is just a small selection of the projects funded and supported by the Beerenberg Foundation over the years.

St Nicholas Come to Hahndorf - Classic Concert

Beerenberg provided support to Saint Paul's Lutheran Church of Hahndorf for the performance of the cantata "St Nicholas" by British composer, Benjamin Britten.

Heysen Sculpture Biennial Exhibition

The Beerenberg Foundation has been a supporter of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Exhibition (HSB) for many years and continues to support the annual event.

Heritage Walkway Signs

The signs, co-funded by the Beerenberg Foundation, provide a cultural appreciation and historical perspective about the life of the early pioneers who settled the township of Hahndorf.

Revegetation of the Hahndorf District

The Beerenberg Foundation provided funding to assist the local Landcare group, Trees Please! Inc. to collect seed from local native trees and shrubs, raise seedlings and plant them in the Hahndorf area.

Hahndorf Heritage Building Signs

We provided funding to the Hahndorf Community Association Inc. to create and install heritage signs on State Heritage buildings along Hahndorf Main Street. Each sign conveys the history of each building.

2012 Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium

This inaugural symposium saw eight internationally acclaimed sculptors work over 20 days at The Cedars in Hahndorf to create eight totally unique stone sculptures, now permanently in situ in the village.

From Footprint to Footplate

Ink Pot Arts, with the support of the District Council of Mount Barker and sponsors, presented From Footprint to Footplate, an in-school performance acknowledging and celebrating the history of the Adelaide Hills region.

Nixons' Mill

The Hahndorf Community Association initiated a project with the Mount Barker District to preserve and restore the historic Nixon's Mill to its former glory.

Foundation structure

The Beerenberg Foundation is a private trust, established solely for charitable purposes by Beerenberg Pty Ltd.

The Foundation is bound by a legal trust deed to continue carrying out the mission of the foundation in perpetuity, making decisions solely for the public benefit and without regard to the commercial interests of Beerenberg Pty Ltd.

The Foundation has an Advisory Committee, consisting of:

・The directors of Beerenberg Pty Ltd; and the

・Director of the Foundation.

This Advisory Committee meets quarterly to make decisions via consensus on projects to be funded.

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