The Foundation is the only organisation in Australia whose philanthropy is an investment in our public estate, our unique species, and our cultural heritage – for all to enjoy.
In 2011, the Foundation acquired five high conservation value properties worth over $6 million. These properties were gifted to Australia’s National Reserve System for all to enjoy, and for the conservation of Australia’s unique animals and amazing plants.
The Foundation contributed over $240,000 to over 40 habitat restoration and connectivity projects, which directly helped enhance and improve the habitats of Australian threatened species.
Many Australian native species are under threat from feral pests, diseases, declining ranges, altered fire regimes and many other processes. In 2011, the Foundation provided over $120,000 to over 10 projects to address threatening processes in order to help protect some of Australia’s most amazing animals.
The Foundation contributed funds to help protect and save Mountain Pygmy-possums, Eastern Quolls, Koalas, Black-flanked Rock Wallabies, Southern Hairy Nosed Wombats, Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies, threatened woodland birds, and many other native species.
The Foundation funded cultural heritage conservation projects in Kosciuszko National Park and Blue Mountains National Park, and committed over $80,000 to improve visitor infrastructure in national parks.
The Foundation provided $79,000 worth of environmental education programs to encourage people to adopt simple conservation behaviours to make their backyards safe and inviting for native animals.
The Foundation provided almost $100,000 to 29 private landholders with conservation agreements on their properties, to undertake conservation works on their own properties.
The Foundation provided a $7,000 grant to Ms Libby Liggins, PhD candidate of the University of Queensland to undertake research into the conservation and management of reef fish populations in the Great Barrier Reef.
In the last ten years:
- The Foundation disbursed over $11 million dollars to a wide range of conservation projects.
- Foundation funding for bush regeneration and private land conservation grants totalled almost half a million dollars.
- Education and research projects received almost $1 million dollars in funding.
- Threatened species projects received approximately $1 million. Over 60 threatened Australian native species benefited from Foundation funded projects during this decade, including Mountain Pygmy Possums, Humpback Whales, Bottle-nosed Dolphins, Eastern and Spotted Quolls, Rock-wallabies of all descriptions, Little Penguins, Southern Corroboree Frogs and many more.
- Over $1 million was spent on cultural heritage restoration and preservation work at sites including Greycliffe Gardens in Neilsen Park, Goat Island, Mungo National Park, Old Great North Road, and the Quarantine Station at Manly.
- Over 41,000 hectares of land, valued at approximately $6.4 million, was added to
’s National Reserve System in the last decade. This is about the size of Barbados, or 328,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools! Australia
In our 42 year history, our achievements include:
Protecting land in-perpetuity
Thanks to generous donations and bequests, the Foundation has been able to add over 500,000 hectares to Australia’s national parks and nature reserves over its 40+ year history.
Saving threatened species
The Foundation funds threatened species recovery and conservation programs. Foundation funded programs have saved the Lord Howe Island Woodhen, the Malleefowl, the Gould’s Petrel, the Yellow-footed Rock-wallaby, and other unique species from extinction.
Celebrating Australia’s cultural heritage
Aboriginal and European cultural heritage is a vital part of Australia’s identity.The Foundation protects our heritage icons as sources of inspiration for future generations of Australians and visitors from across the world.