Your support for environmental initiatives in Noosa has positive and long-lasting effects on our Noosa Biosphere Reserve.

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation accepts donations and bequests from engaged residents, investors, philanthropists and visitors. By donating to the Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation, you are helping us continue our mission to keep Noosa as a globally recognised special place.

We have four key priority areas: MARINE, LAND, WILDLIFE, and PEOPLE AND ECONOMY. We support projects that focus on iconic environmental assets of great value to the community; industries that support innovative solutions to significantly reduce threats to those assets; and address local issues that align with our vision. Our priority is the long-term sustainable management of Noosa.

Where your donations go

Since 2015, NBRF has invested over AU$1m across 16 local projects. Our projects have seen us partner with some of the world’s leading research organisations and universities including WWF, The Nature Conservancy, The Thomas Foundation, University of the Sunshine Coast, University of Queensland and Griffith University, leveraging our return on investment and providing direct benefit to Noosa’s local community groups.

We have BIG IDEAS and we need BIG INVESTMENT to make them a reality. The social, environmental and economic benefits your contribution will bring to the local Noosa community will see you or your organisation join a global network of Biosphere Reserves upholding the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere sustainable development goals.

We are seeking financial and in-kind support from people who share our vision for a vibrant, healthy and prosperous future for Noosa. Join us in our mission today.

How we accept donations

Your donations are gifted to a public fund – the Noosa Biosphere Trust Fund. The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation is a charitable institution registered for Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status by the Australian Government so all donations and gifts over $2 are tax deductable. We accept regular monthly or one-off donations to help us continue our research, fundraising advocacy and action for projects that enhance biodiversity conservation and promote sustainable living in Noosa.

We accept donations in several ways, through:

  • Regular gifting from Noosa residents
  • Private philanthropy
  • Support from established foundations
  • Partnerships and corporate sponsorship
  • Endowment or bequests

We recognise gifting to an identifiable project can yield a greater outcome than for a general concept, so we campaign around funding big ideas as they are implemented.

How to make a donation

The Noosa Biosphere Reserve Foundation Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation, limited by guarantee. To make a donation to the Fund or specific project, please contact us.