The Buderim Foundation
The Buderim Foundation was launched in 2004 and, thanks to many generous donors in our community, we started distributing grants in 2008.
The concept is simple … the Buderim Foundation:
receives donations and bequests – money in
carefully invests the funds to generate income – money managed
distributes income as grants to Buderim based community organisations – money out
The funds are never spent thanks to our three very committed sponsors, our volunteers who donate their time and talent and our fundraising events, all of which cover our administration costs.
In total over the past 14 years, the Foundation has provided:
$671,947 worth of Buderim Foundation Community Grants to 87 organisations in the 4556 postcode area; and
$206,450 worth of Back-to-School vouchers (provided by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal).
In 2021, the Foundation provided the first grant, of an ongoing annual program, from the newly established Thompson Fund:
$110,000 was awarded to four organisations providing support to people experiencing homelessness and financial distress on the Sunshine Coast.
In total, this is an injection of nearly $1 million ($988,397) back into the community.