Grosset Gaia Fund (an Australian Government listed charity) is named after noted English scientist James Lovelock who proposed the Gaia Theory, the inspiration behind the structure of this Fund.
Lovelock proposed that the Earth is a single organism, reliant on the complexity and diversity of its species to maintain ecological health. Gaia is also the name of the first vineyard planted by Jeffrey Grosset in 1986, which set new standards in sustainability at the time and has become recognised as the source of acclaimed cabernet-based wine, Grosset Gaia.
While Lovelock’s theory emphasised environmental rather than human sustainability, these are ultimately, in Grosset’s view, one and the same.

Grosset Gaia Fund income stream generated from the Fund’s investments is donated to charitable organisations supporting youth, the arts, research and the environment.
The Fund’s administration cost is minimal. There are no salaries. Consequently, virtually every dollar of income generated reaches the chosen charities.

Last financial year (2019 – 2020), the Grosset Gaia Fund  made donations to the following organisations: