The Buderim Foundation Fund is raised purely through donations, bequests and fundraising activities.
This money is invested and the interest gained provides community grants to the 4556 postcode area.

In April 2021, philanthropists Roy and Nola Thompson entrusted over $5 million to the Buderim Foundation. An additional grants program entitled the Thompson Charitable Fund was established.
The interest gained from this fund provides grants to support people in dire financial need throughout the wider Sunshine Coast region.

All funds are invested and the money held in the two Funds is never spent thanks to three very committed sponsors, who cover the majority of the Foundation’s administration costs.

The aim of the Buderim Foundation is to preserve and grow the capital through prudent investment, at this stage chiefly in term deposits and ASX listed shares. This will maintain a stable, income-generating fund for future generations and maintain tax exempt status.

The ultimate goal is to grow a diversified portfolio of assets, generating a secure stream of income which will ensure an increase in the number and size of the grants made available each year.

The Annual Report for year ending June 2023, provides an overview of cash flow, fund growth and earnings available for grants.

2023 Annual Report – VIEW HERE