Minderoo Foundation
Minderoo Foundation
Established by Andrew and Nicola Forrest in 2001, we are a modern philanthropic organisation seeking to break down barriers, innovate and drive positive, lasting change. Minderoo Foundation is proudly Australian, with eight key initiatives spanning from ocean research and ending slavery, to collaboration in cancer and community projects.
Regrowth Appears In Bushland Following FiresMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceRevealed: A plan to stop bushfires becoming deadly
IMG_0740-croppedMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveLeaders, parents, educators, and community call for reform of early learning
Andrew-Forrest-and-Julia-PowlesMedia ReleaseFrontier TechnologyReformers to reshape tech universe over next five years
Senator the Hon Lisa Singh, Senator for Tasmania.  23 October 20Media ReleaseWalk FreeFormer Australian Senator Lisa Singh joins fight to eradicate modern slavery
walk-free-toolkit-mock-upWalk FreeWalk Free launches toolkit to help business and investors combat modern slavery
Minderoo-Muster-Andrew-Forrest-in-Background-April-2012Minderoo FoundationAndrew Forrest announced as 2020 Boyer Lecturer
Launch of Forrest Hall option 1Research$3 million research boost to support ideas and innovation in WA
Bricks Field Workers In BangladeshMedia ReleaseWalk FreeCommonwealth countries must act urgently to meet modern slavery targets
P1044209-reducedFlourishing OceansGlobal pandemic hinders, but does not halt, sailing legend’s 11th solo circumnavigation
LIONS-3Fire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation and Lions Club join forces for practical bushfire recovery efforts
Building CommunityWAM and Minderoo Foundation bring music to vulnerable communities across WA
AF_NF_2019Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation a founding partner of global COVID-19 Data Alliance
IMG_8475-cropFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation and the South Australian government collaborate to deliver recovery pods to bushfire-affected communities
Modern Slavery InquiryWalk FreeModern Slavery Act enforced by new WA government procurement debarment powers
GGUFOF_concert_admat_EN_2_concert_email_twitter-extendedMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation joins the Global Goal: Unite for Our Future Concert and Summit
P1322263Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation and A Smart Start join forces to help regional families
Walk-Free-x-The-Future-SocietyMedia ReleaseWalk FreeArtificial intelligence to assist in the fight against modern slavery
Men holding electronic cigarette on colored background backgroundMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerMinderoo Foundation and Lung Foundation Australia collaborate on new e-cigarette research
Steve-Burnell-and-Steve-WebbMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation commits $2 million to expand global COVID-19 trial
family-pod-02Fire & Flood ResilienceFirst larger recovery pod arrives in New South Wales
Roger-Cooke-11Minderoo FoundationHealth Minister thanks Minderoo Foundation for helping WA get back to work
IMG_9749-copyMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation answers the call to help Australia through pandemic
Flynn TalbotMedia ReleaseBuilding CommunityNew national support program to provide immediate relief for artists
Colombia - Valenzuela - Health Virus MigrationMedia ReleaseWalk FreeCOVID-19 fight undercut by measures exposing vulnerable workers
02-09-18_127Media ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerEvery Australian child with cancer to benefit from new $67 million funding boost
MVI_2793Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation’s Security Through Accelerated Testing (STAT) initiative empowers government to defeat COVID-19 in Australia
GettyImages-1209131813_3840X2560Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMission to lift national resilience in uncertain climate
PCH_-08Minderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation commits $1 million to support Australasian COVID-19 Trial
cover_image_webMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation and Tattarang Springs Distillery support Indigenous health organisations with bulk delivery of hand sanitiser
PCH_-11Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation funds vaccine trial to protect WA healthcare workers from COVID-19
La-Sostas-FremantleMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation supports WA community organisations responding to COVID-19
Minderoo FoundationDonations to Minderoo Foundation top $2 billion
AF_SB_COVID_2020-3Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo Foundation announces up to $160 million to fight COVID-19
49532800986_1c095cc986_oMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation Fire Fund joins with Team Rubicon Australia to deploy critical volunteers
image002Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceBushfire victims to benefit from ramp up in recovery pods for NSW
fire-fund-pod-external2Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceFire Fund recovery pods making a difference on Kangaroo Island
pacific-report-animatedWalk FreeNew report reveals modern slavery and human rights violations in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific
Murky_Waters_selects-2-Low-002Media ReleaseWalk FreePerfect storm of conditions for modern slavery in the Pacific
wa-fencing-farmers-EditedMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation supports WA farmers on their way to Kangaroo Island bushfire rebuild
Back_Track_2Fire & Flood ResilienceBack on track and building a better future
Back_Track_1-crop-01Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceFarmers and young people to get fire-ravaged fences back on track
69656_212491828894880_1667529696_nFire & Flood ResilienceBlazeAid helping our farmers get back to work
Mallacoota_1Media ReleaseBuilding CommunityFire Fund and BlazeAid rebuilding fences across Australia
Mallacoota_1Fire & Flood ResilienceThe aftermath and a new year
Koala-storyFire & Flood ResilienceSelfless Koala carers in the Adelaide Hills
Clyde_Waterman_2Fire & Flood ResilienceOld Man Fire
NeighboursFire & Flood Resilience“Time is a traveler, Tenterfield saddler”
DSCF9892Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansGlobal adventurers join forces against plastic waste in Cape Town
GettyImages-1198156224-smallMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation provides funds and resources to bushfire Response, Recovery and Resilience
Media ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerEyes on Tassie after national T21 legislation passes in the US
jay-weatherill-cropThrive by FiveFormer SA Premier Jay Weatherill appointed CEO of Minderoo Foundation’s Thrive by Five initiative
Annual-report-eventMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo takes its 2019 annual report on the road
3979b411-4d01-416d-b49e-32d0ac59c8d9Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansGlobal explorer arrives in Mauritius
Tobacco21-Kids-SmokingMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerMinderoo Foundation to launch new Tobacco21 ad campaign
hotel-sign-neon-letters-308Media ReleaseWalk FreeHotel sector failing to protect workers ahead of Australian MSA anniversary
IMG_7796-2Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansA new chapter for Exmouth begins today
IMG_1125Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansMinderoo Foundation and Jon Sanders team up for #NOPLASTICWASTE circumnavigation
bienalle-editBuilding Community“Waterlicht” lights up Freo
bobbie-dad-phoneMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveNew app to help children reach their full potential
COLI Report Launch 2019Media ReleaseThrive by Five15.2 billion reasons why we must change our way of thinking on late intervention
ben-carless-GJ1Ud61umDo-unsplashMedia ReleaseFlourishing OceansExmouth’s new marine research hub to make a splash
KENYA-ENVIRONMENTAL-DAYMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationGlobal industry initiative launched to end plastic pollution
Dream-Summit-Awards-2019Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationInaugural Dream Summit unearths ‘outstanding’ indigenous business leaders
Caution-icon1Minderoo FoundationStatement on Andrew Forrest investment scam
Three Global ResearchersMedia ReleaseResearch2020 Forrest Fellows announced
MRI display screen with doctor's reflectionMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerCount me in launches Brain Cancer Project
Shelley-Cable-jpeg-11Media ReleaseGeneration OneMinderoo Foundation welcomes new Generation One chief Shelley Cable
TOPSHOT-MEXICO-HONDURAS-US-MIGRATIONMedia ReleaseWalk FreeSafe migration pathways key to tackling human trafficking, modern slavery, and forced labour
GettyImages-489588644-WEBMedia ReleaseWalk FreeNew data reveals widespread failure by governments in tackling modern slavery
Jason-smaller-july-updateCollaborate Against CancerTobacco21 momentum grows as more Tasmanians get behind the campaign
Red dirt road in outback Australia.Media ReleaseBuilding CommunityMinderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation join forces to connect creative communities across regional WA
Jason-tributeCollaborate Against CancerA tribute to Jason Trewin
media-release-steveMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveSteve Clifford to lead Minderoo’s Thrive by Five initiative
026-Nicola-Forrest-May19.-Credit-CoLab-Tony-McDonoughMinderoo FoundationNicola Forrest recognised in 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours
TVC-Jason-Media ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerTough campaign implores Australia to stop smoking before it starts
City skyline and waterfront, Perth, Western Australia, AustraliaMedia ReleaseBuilding CommunityMinderoo Foundation pledges up to $2m to help restore Perth’s rivers
Solomon-Island-truckOpinionResearchWhat can mining teach us about cyber-physical systems?
photo-jackMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against Cancer$5 million donation to ZERO Childhood Cancer to help kids like Jack beat brain cancer
Launch of Forrest Hall option2Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationDonations to Minderoo Foundation reach $AU1.5 billion
Men holding electronic cigarette on colored background backgroundOpinionCollaborate Against CancerMinderoo Foundation backs government’s refusal to cave on e-cigs
Caution-icon1Minderoo FoundationStatement on Andrew Forrest bitcoin scam
AUSTRALIA SEALION, KANGAROO ISLAND, AUSTRALIAMedia ReleaseFlourishing OceansFlourishing Oceans backs calls to protect Great Australian Bight
Early-Childhood-investmentThrive by FiveBusiness investment in kids provides ongoing rewards
Brigitte-Smith-headshotMedia ReleaseFlourishing OceansBrigitte Smith to lead Minderoo Foundation’s Flourishing Oceans initiative
Worker at Cell Phone FactoryOpinionWalk FreeForced labour number one issue for Malaysian business, says world’s largest industry coalition
Man using credit card reader, close-upMedia ReleaseGeneration OneIndependent report on Goldfields cashless debit card trial finds positive results
telethon-035Media ReleaseThrive by FivePriority on bright future for WA kids welcomed
Mirima National ParkMedia ReleaseGeneration OneCashless Debit Card recommended to help Kimberley region deal with youth suicide
andrew-hagger-2Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMinderoo appoints Andrew Hagger as inaugural CEO
Close-Up Of Person SmokingMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerCalling all Australians to stick to science on e-cigarettes
telethon-088Media ReleaseThrive by FiveGreat Southern Shires launch landmark early childhood program
TB5 Midland reportMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveNew report to shape early years services in Midland
MSA Announcement Option 2Media ReleaseWalk FreeWalk Free applauds passing of Australian Modern Slavery Act
SeafoodMedia ReleaseFlourishing OceansStudy finds 40% of seafood comes from fleets with high risk of modern slavery
bub-and-baby-Media ReleaseThrive by FiveNational campaign shows importance of early childhood brain development
Cigarette butts in a public ashtray.Media ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerAustralians call for policy change to tackle youth smoking
Arts-and-culture-awardsMedia ReleaseBuilding CommunityMinderoo at the State Arts Partnership Awards
Three Global ResearchersMedia ReleaseResearchThree global researchers awarded Forrest Fellowships to study in WA
Customer paying motorcycle mechanic with credit card reader and digital tablet in auto repair shopMedia ReleaseGeneration OneCashless Debit Card expansion will protect vulnerable Australians
EAC-VTECMedia ReleaseGeneration OneVTEC program expands into prisons to empower job seekers and reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates
JM Oped SDG 8.7OpinionWalk FreeThe SDG that is slipping away from us
GFN Colombia Option 1Media ReleaseWalk FreeReligious leaders unite in Columbia to eradicate modern slavery
RBA option 1Media ReleaseWalk FreeResponsible Business Alliance signs agreement to support Bali Process efforts on modern slavery
Bali Process AAA Option 1Media ReleaseWalk FreeBusiness and government leaders endorse AAA recommendations to end modern slavery
Cocoa ReleaseMedia ReleaseWalk FreeHigh forced labour risk in cocoa: Industry needs to step up
GSI Launch option 2Media ReleaseWalk FreeDeveloped nations far more exposed to slavery within their borders than previously thought
Child Development AtlasMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveAustralia-first mapping tool to improve service delivery to children and families launched
Walk Free Foundation Paper LaunchMedia ReleaseWalk FreeWalk Free to Commonwealth nations: Time to get serious about slavery
Launch of Forrest Hall option 1Media ReleaseResearchForrest Hall launch heralds new era of Australian research excellence
EYI LaunchMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveEarly Years Initiative an unprecedented commitment to youngest West Australians
2018 Forrest ScholarsMedia ReleaseResearchStudents awarded prestigious 2018 Forrest scholarships
JT-CampaignMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerJT campaign leads to overwhelming support in Queensland for raising the cigarette purchase age to 21
Inaugral-Forrest-FellowsMedia ReleaseResearchCongratulations to inaugural Forrest Fellows
CDC-Ben-EditMedia ReleaseGeneration OneMinderoo drives Cashless Debit Card improvements
400m-AnnouncementMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMajor philanthropic donation to support the arts, culture, community and environment