The Foundation provides an easy, flexible and ethical mechanism to donate and all amounts, however small, are gratefully received. Donations are never spent. They are pooled and carefully invested, generating income which provides grants to Buderim-based community organisations in the 4556 postcode area and, in the case of the Thompson Charitable Fund, they are channeled to organisations providing support throughout the Sunshine Coast, to assist people in financial need.
The preferred payment methods are Direct Debit, Cheque or by automatic monthly instalments. We encourage donors to consider direct debit as this ensures 100% of the donation goes to the Foundation and avoids credit card fees being deducted from your donation.
When donating to the Buderim Foundation, you can allocate your donation to one of three accounts. One is for non-tax-deductible donations and other two are for tax-deductible donations.
1. Buderim Foundation Ltd Open Trust
This Trust accepts non-tax-deductible donations. The income generated from this Trust is used to provide grants to community organisations which do NOT have tax-deductible gift recipient (DGR) status under Australian tax law. This Open Trust, therefore, enables the Foundation to give grants to a wider cross section of community organisations in the 4556 postcode area.
2. Buderim Foundation Ltd Public Trust
As the Foundation is registered under the Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001, donations can be tax-deductible and so if you wish to receive a tax deduction then the Public Trust is the account to use. However, income from this Trust can only be used to provide grants to community organisations that have deductible gift recipient (DGR) status under the Australian tax law.
3. Thompson Charitable Fund
Donations are tax-deductible and income generated from this Fund can only be used to provide grants to community organisations which have tax-deductible gift recipient (DGR) status under Australian tax law.
How to Give
To Give by Direct Debit
The preferred option to donate is by direct debit as it is quick and easy, and you simply make a bank transfer directly from your bank account to one of the three Buderim Foundation Trust accounts listed above. This can be done as a recurring or one-off donation.
Please contact the Buderim Foundation office on 07 5456 1757 or 0474 220 895 to be provided with BSB and Account details for your donation.
To Give by Mail
To donate by mail, simply make a cheque out to one of the Foundation’s Trust accounts listed above and post to:
Buderim Foundation, PO Box 1408, Buderim Qld 4556. Please provide your contact details so a receipt is able to be mailed back to you.
To Give by Cash
For a cash donation, simply bring your donation into the Buderim Foundation office at the OPO, 50 Burnett Street, Buderim and it will be manually transferred into the relevant bank account. Office hours vary so it would be appreciated if you would confirm a suitable time with the office by calling 0474 220 895.