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Meet the Trusts and Foundations that support Rainforest Rescue

At Rainforest Rescue we believe that together, we can achieve so much more. Below is a list of the trusts and foundations that have supported our work – these wonderful organisations are helping us Protect Rainforests Forever.

Australian Communities Foundation

Australian Communities Foundation is a community of giving, powered by a courageous ambition: a fairer and more sustainable Australia. They connect those who can give with the people and organisations leading the way.

With more than 25 years of experience in catalysing positive social and environmental change, ACF makes philanthropy easy and accessible for people from all walks of life, all over Australia.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Australian Wildlife Society

The Wild Life Preservation Society of Australia was founded in 1909 by a group of enthusiastic bushwalkers. They are a national not-for-profit wildlife conservation organisation with a mission is to conserve Australia’s wildlife (flora and fauna) through national environmental education, public awareness, advocacy, hands-on conservation work, and community involvement.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Community Impact Foundation

The Community Impact Foundation is a public ancillary fund that aims to achieve maximum environmental and social impact. Its communal philanthropic structure helps you take a planned, tax effective approach to your giving.

Please visit their website to learn more.

The Ian Potter Foundation

The Ian Potter Foundation is a major Australian philanthropic foundation that supports and promotes excellence and innovation. The Foundation was established in 1964 by Australian financier, businessman, and philanthropist, Sir Ian Potter (1902 – 1994).

The Foundation makes grants nationally to support charitable organisations working to benefit the community across a wide range of sectors including the arts, medical research, public health research, early childhood development, community wellbeing, and environmental science. The Ian Potter Foundation aims to support and promote a fair, healthy, sustainable, and vibrant Australia.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Treadright Foundation

Treadright Foundation

TreadRight’s mission is clear; to have a positive impact on the people and communities they visit, to protect wildlife and marine life, and to care for the planet they call home.

A not-for-profit organization created as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, The TreadRight Foundation has supported some 60-plus sustainable tourism projects worldwide

Please visit their website to learn more.

James N. Kirby Foundation

The James N Kirby Foundation, since its inception in 1967, has donated nearly $21 million across a broad charitable spectrum and is committed to distributing approximately $1m in grants each year.

As the Foundation enters its fifth decade, the third generation of Kirby’s are proudly embracing Sir James’ philanthropic philosophies. Together with the board, they oversee a breadth of grants that impact not only towards the future educational and technical development of young Australians but also on the health and welfare of many Australians in need as well as The Arts and The Environment.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Johnson Ohana Foundation

The Johnson Ohana Foundation is a non-profit public charity founded in 2008 by musician Jack Johnson, and his wife Kim, to promote positive and lasting change within communities by supporting organizations that focus on environmental, art, and music education. They primarily support smaller organizations that actively engage volunteers in hands-on projects to benefit their local communities.

Please visit their website to learn more

Klorane Botanical Foundation

For over 25 years now, Klorane Botanical Foundation has been working all over the world to preserve plant biodiversity and explore the power of plants.

From Southern globethistle in Switzerland, sea marigold in Sicily and the Singapore Orchid, to the palm trees of Mauritius and China’s Wild Peonies, the Foundation supports projects aimed at reintroducing and preserving threatened species.

Please visit their website to learn more

Macpac Fund for Good

Macpac is passionate about creating long-term change for the good of people and the planet. The Macpac Fund for Good (FFG) is their way of giving back – helping  organisations committed to protecting the environment and its wildlife, and having a lasting positive impact on people’s lives through the outdoors. Macpac recently updated their selection process, by targeting non-profit organisations referred by Macpac Team Members and their local communities, while also placing more focus on those areas of Australia and New Zealand that previously have not received FFG support.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Morris Family Foundation

The Morris Family Foundation invests in projects and organisations with meaningful social, economic, and environmental impact both at home in Australia, and internationally. They support innovative organisations that shape real and systemic change at the heart of the complex problems facing our world. In 2019, the Foundation implemented a ‘climate lens’ onto new grants, to ensure that all giving is working towards safeguarding a liveable climate for all. This means that all Morris Family Foundation grantees are working towards a zero-carbon future through their projects. The Morris Family Foundation is a private charitable foundation and was established in 2009 as the philanthropic arm of the Morris Group.

Please visit their website to learn more.

North Queensland Wildlife Trust

The North Queensland Wildlife Trust (NQWT) was established in 2004 by the Freeman family, who own and operate Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, Kuranda Koala Gardens, and Birdworld Kuranda. The Trust provides an easy mechanism for visitors to make an active contribution to the conservation of native species and local habitats.

Since its establishment, the North Queensland Wildlife Trust has collected, researched, and distributed funds to a wide range of wildlife causes including habitat restoration, wildlife care, rare and endangered species research. More recently the Trust provided a significant level of funding, resources, and support for the wildlife carers in bushfire affected areas in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, and South Australia.

Please visit their website to learn more.

One Earth

One Earth is a nonprofit organization working to accelerate collective action to solve the climate crisis through groundbreaking science, inspiring media, and an innovative approach to climate philanthropy. The solutions for the climate crisis already exist, and the latest science led by One Earth shows we can achieve the critical 1.5°C goal through their three pillars of collective action — a just transition to 100% renewable energy, protection and restoration of half of the world’s lands and oceans, and a shift to net-zero food and fiber systems. The goals of the three pillars of action may sound daunting, but millions of people and organizations worldwide are already driving this transformative change. With proper resources and support, these efforts can quickly build momentum and play a critical role in solving the climate crisis in time.

Please visit their website to learn more

One Tree Planted

One Tree planted is a non-profit organisation created by Matt Hill in Shelburne, Vermont in 2014, with a vision to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees. One Tree Planted are dedicated to help both individuals and businesses to give back to the environment, create a healthier climate, protect biodiversity and aid reforestation efforts. With your support, One Tree Planted has helped their partners to plant over 92 million trees in 80+ countries!

Please visit their website to learn more

Planet Ark

Established in 1992, Planet Ark is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that helps individuals, communities, governments and businesses reduce their impact on the environment. They are focussed on solutions and making positive environmental actions accessible to everyone.

Their goal is to build a better world – one where humans not only live in balance with nature, but help it to thrive.


Please visit their website to learn more.

Smartgroup Foundation

The Smartgroup Foundation was established in 2019 with an annual grant from Smartgroup Corporation Ltd to be directed to certain charities involved in mental health, children’s illness and environment.

While recognising that there are thousands of incredibly worthy causes in their local community, nationally and internationally, the Foundation focuses on community projects as determined by Smartgroup employees.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Wild Country Environmental Fund

Georgina and Michael have been long standing givers to environmental and animal welfare groups. The Wild Country Environmental Fund, established in 2022, represents a more substantial and structured approach to their giving. A life long affinity for wilderness sees them provide funding to support the protection of the wild places, flora and fauna of Australia, looking for smart people doing good science-based work.

Please visit their website to learn more.


WIRES is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation, and have been rescuing and caring for sick, injured and orphaned native animals for over 35 years. Their mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife while inspiring others to do the same.

Please visit their website to learn more.

Other Trusts & Foundations that support Rainforest Rescue

The Bowden Marstan Foundation

Perpetual Foundation – The Scoparia Endowment

Looking for a list of Business Partners? Click here.

Looking for a list of our Conservation Partners? Click here.

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