Through a philanthropic partnership you can achieve direct impact and see tangible results in areas of conservation you are passionate about.
Our partnership models support both multi-year investments in key projects, offering long-term planning to achieve strategic conservation outcomes; as well as short term projects, allowing immediate on-the-ground support in the case of emergencies or unique opportunities for investment.
We are privileged that our amazing supporters and partners invest in our strategic programs and help to ensure their success.
For more information on how you can protect and support the species, ecosystems and people you are passionate about through work we’re already undertaking, or a tailor-made package for your interests, get in touch today.
Meet the people
Our philanthropic partners’ investment in our strategic programs help ensure their success. Read about some of our amazing supporters below, and what inspired them to partner with us.
Richard Campbell is a long-term supporter of WWF. In 2018, he travelled with WWF to Antarctica to see the impacts of climate change and rising temperatures in this region. Hear from Richard in his own words.
“My support is ongoing like WWF’s focus on the conservation of wildlife. Without wildlife we have no future. I am encouraged by WWF’s ability to engage with persons and businesses agriculture. I have a particular interest in climate change and the damage it is causing the Great Barrier Reef and Antarctica. I would also like to say the people in WWF are like minded and have the same values as donors such as me. WWF’s quick and decisive move to support and protect the Koala after the damaging bushfires is inspirational.”
Peter Godfrey-Smith & Jane Sheldon
Peter Godfrey-Smith is a professor, philosopher, and published author. He and his wife, Jane Sheldon, have been supporting WWF’s work on Australian landscape and habitat restoration since 2018. Peter spoke with passion about why he and Jane are supporters of WWF’s work.
“Trying to prevent the degradation of the environment and prevent animals from losing their habitat, I think of that as enormously important. If we don’t get this right in the coming decades, we’re going to lose a huge amount of important habitat and consequently lose a lot of animals. I’m enormously concerned about the loss of forests, the loss of wetlands, the loss of important coastal areas and consequently the loss of species that need them to survive. WWF is very good at focusing on habitat protection, it’s always been high up on their list of concerns and that’s a large part of why I’m interested in supporting WWF. I would encourage people to support WWF because they are an effective organisation, their priorities are clear and they present their message well. I have a lot of confidence that money will be well spent”.
Lisa Taylor initially supported our Net-Free North work, which campaigned to remove commercial fishing gill nets from the Great Barrier Reef. More recently, Lisa has been supporting the Innovate to Regenerate pillar of work under the Regenerate Australia campaign. Lisa’s interests in innovation specifically revolves around how technology and science can support regenerative methods of farming to protect our waterways from poisonous pesticide run off and regenerate our soils.
“I would encourage others to support WWF-Australia as I think WWF is well-organised, well-intentioned, with good brand awareness and further reach than other organisations. The Regenerate Australia campaign is compelling, the pillars are specific and organised, as well as necessary and impactful. I am delighted to support Innovate to Regenerate as I believe farming could be enhanced by science and technology. Through this program, I hope my support will contribute to Regenerative Farming being 100% the way we make our food.”
Simon Fenwick is a visionary supporter of our complex work with orangutans in Indonesia. Simon’s relationship with WWF-Australia started in 2017 and has grown to see him become a highly committed partner in our long-term strategic work. Simon explains why he got involved.
“My interest began in 1995, when I watched a documentary on logging in Indonesia. I saw the forest encroachment and the terrible impact that had on orangutans. I sat there and for the first time in my life, I felt genuinely helpless. I didn’t have any money at the time. I was broke. But I’d made up my mind. If I was ever fortunate to have some money, and if this issue was still going, I would get involved. So, fast forward 23 years. I sold out of my business. I was still interested in Indonesia and I thought, who are the people that I can partner with? I looked at a couple of options, but I trusted the WWF brand. I came in and spoke with the WWF team. We went through the situation and that unleashed a series of follow-on conversations that taught me more about what was occurring there. I visited the local team in Indonesia. The high level of planning and accountability WWF displayed there gave me the confidence to commit to the project.”
Through his relationship with WWF, Simon has made a significant multi-year investment in an area of conservation that has captured his passion for nearly 30 years.