The Buderim Foundation Thompson Fund.
In April 2021, philanthropists Roy and Nola Thompson entrusted over $5 million to the Buderim Foundation. An additional grants program entitled the Buderim Foundation Thompson Fund was established.
Chair of the Foundation, Dr Russell Stitz said the Foundation would operate the Buderim Foundation Thompson Fund in the same way as the Foundation’s other investments and the generous donation will be preserved in perpetuity with only the revenue distributed each year in grants.
Grants from the Buderim Foundation Thompson Fund are designed specifically to look after those in financial need and are open to organisations providing support throughout the Sunshine Coast, including the Sunshine Coast and Noosa council areas.
In mid 2021, $110,000 was awarded to four organisations providing support to people experiencing homelessness and financial distress on the Sunshine Coast… the first Thompson Fund grants of an ongoing annual program
To find out more about the organisations and projects able to apply for a grant, or to assess your organisations eligibility please click on the buttons below.