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.
Safiya+Noble+-+MacArthur+3Frontier TechnologyUCLA and Tech Impact Network scholar Safiya Noble awarded MacArthur Fellowship
ShorelineSyd2Generation OneIndigenous students set sail for success on and off the water
Gina NeffFrontier TechnologyProfessor Gina Neff appointed to lead the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, University of Cambridge
Unburned-Alpine-Ash-Rubicon-Valley-VIC_Credit-Tom-FairmanFire & Flood ResilienceFinding ‘super seeds’ to help prevent widespread loss of Australia’s Alpine Ash forests due to climate change
Zero3Collaborate Against CancerChildren’s cancer treatment platform delivering Father’s Day hope across Australia
tiktokFrontier TechnologyAlgorithms promote eating disorders and racist content to teenagers
MF_ArtistFund_Event_210805-2U4A5326WR-smallArts & CultureTen WA artists in running for $50,000 Minderoo Artist Fund Award
A bunch of plastic rubbish that cannot be recycled.No Plastic WasteNew partnership launches quest to measure the toll of plastic pollution in humans
sarah-dunlop-cropNo Plastic WasteProfessor Sarah Dunlop on the search for evidence that plastic chemicals and particles harm your health
MollyWright_2021_0003-smallMedia ReleaseThrive by Five7-year-old reveals how peek-a-boo can change the world in new TED talk
antoine-giret-7_TSzqJms4w-unsplash-editNo Plastic WasteMinderoo Foundation’s No Plastic Waste initiative welcomes appointment of new CEO
FLO-MusselSeeding-TheNatureConservancy-21061024Media ReleaseBuilding Communities1 million mussels ready to be deployed in the Swan-Canning Estuary to revive shellfish reefs
GettyImages-107897964-smallMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceNew mission to help communities prepare for disasters and bounce back stronger
Caroline-PowerNo Plastic WasteRevealed: Businesses and banks behind global plastic waste crisis
TOPSHOT-AUSTRALIA-FIRE-CLIMATE-HEALTH-ENVIRONMENTFire & Flood ResilienceFire and Flood Resilience Program Proposal
AUSTRALIA-WEATHER-FIRESOpinionFire & Flood ResilienceThe national data sharing agreement will help to bring together rich data sets on disaster resilience
ci_81528813_LargeFlourishing OceansOne of the largest efforts to protect the planet’s ocean underway
ArtistFund_080421-31-small-1Arts & CultureMinderoo Foundation launches industry leading WA artist fund
Photo Taken In Papua New Guinea, Port MoresbyMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerCollaborative cervical cancer program established in the Western Pacific through landmark investment
Bluefin Tuna in NetMedia ReleaseFlourishing OceansResearchers find upgraded protection at Perth Canyon would likely save endangered marine species
TOPSHOT-AUSTRALIA-WEATHER-FIRESFire & Flood ResilienceHow will a national fire simulation tool help manage dangerous fires better?
Flood imageOpinionFire & Flood ResilienceIs one national disaster resilience data platform the best solution to work towards?
cancer van22_5Media ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerNew mobile skin cancer van launched to provide free skin cancer checks to Australians living in remote and regional areas of Victoria and southern New South Wales
Man hands on walletMedia ReleaseGeneration OneWe must close the data gap before we can “Close the Gap”
Female high school students smoking a cigaretteMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerGovernment’s rejection of Tobacco21 legislation puts young Tasmanians at risk of nicotine addiction
ITALY-VIRUS-HEALTHMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationTrial finds arthritis drugs reduce deaths and time in ICU for critical COVID-19 patients
MindarooCBBuoys-BlueMediaExmouthPhotographer_-90Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansNew smart ocean buoys bolster fight against La Niña marine heatwave
GO-IndigenousEmploymentNetwork-01-20-Dec-20-3993Generation OneBacking Black Business: A new report tackling the financial exclusion of Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs
27052020-16Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation and partners rally to help bushfire affected communities
P1044209-reducedMedia ReleaseNo Plastic WasteSanders’ historic 11th solo circumnavigation uncovers troubling level of plastic pollution in our oceans
Rear_Admiral_Lee_Goddard_DSC06551Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceRoyal Australian Navy Admiral joins Minderoo Foundation to boost resilience efforts
FRF-05Media ReleaseResearchNew Forrest scholars probe mysteries big and very small
AF_Indo MOUNo Plastic WasteIndonesia and Minderoo Foundation share clear vision to reduce plastic waste
Fiona-David-and-Anna-Maria-AAS-MFMedia ReleaseResearchGround-breaking research forum set to expand with Minderoo Foundation commitment
gettyimages-1208940077-2048x2048Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceAir and ground mission launched to slash disaster risk by half
IMG_5462Media ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation provides funding for innovative school-based fire resilience training
Vaping stockMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerGround-breaking Australian study confirms major concerns over e-cigarette safety
Tristan_Da_Cunha_(249833017)Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansRemote island Tristan da Cunha becomes one of the world’s biggest sanctuaries for wildlife
At the airport with a face maskMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationNew model could slash quarantine time for travellers and turbocharge Australia’s economy
20191009Telethon-7688Thrive by FiveA message from CoLab
Breast cancer patients and survivors attend seminarMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerNational Oncology Alliance targets a 90 per cent survival rate for all Australian cancer patients by 2030
shutterstock_1381858424Media ReleaseNo Plastic WasteGreater transparency across the plastics supply chain crucial to ending ocean plastic pollution
Regrowth Appears In Bushland Following FiresMedia ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceMinderoo Foundation sets missions to achieve Royal Commission recommendations
Jon SandersMedia ReleaseNo Plastic WasteSailing legend makes landfall in Australia after battling storms and equipment failure
PerthAngels-GenOne-Breakfast-201014-9525Generation OneGeneration One and Perth Angels seeking Australia’s first Indigenous ‘angel investor’
Bianca, Stella & BryanMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerFirst results from the ZERO Childhood Cancer program show significant outcomes delivered for kids with aggressive cancers
DSC_0106Media ReleaseMinderoo FoundationVital PPE donation boosts COVID-19 fight in Africa
20191009Telethon-2788Media ReleaseThrive by FiveMore than one-in-ten Aussie kids falling behind their peers
Teenager smoking cigaretteMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerT21 economic modelling shows health care benefits far outweigh impact on small business tobacco sales profitability
Fresh fish fillets for sale in seafood storeFlourishing OceansMinderoo Foundation’s submission to the Evaluation of Country of Origin Labelling for Food
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
DSC_5301Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansExmouth builder awarded contract for new marine research hub
Andrew-Forrest-and-Julia-PowlesMedia ReleaseFrontier TechnologyReformers to reshape tech universe over next five years
WA Announcement_14Fire & Flood ResilienceAdrian Turner on The Greater Good
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
Jon-Sanders-NPW-210131-1164No Plastic WasteGlobal 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
WAMXMF_Fiona-Stanley-Arts & CultureWAM 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
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
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 ReleaseArts & CultureNew national support program to provide immediate relief for artists
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
AF_NF_2019-websiteMedia ReleaseMinderoo 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
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 ReleaseFire & Flood ResilienceFire 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 ReleaseNo Plastic WasteGlobal 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 ReleaseNo Plastic WasteGlobal explorer arrives in Mauritius
Tobacco21-Kids-SmokingMedia ReleaseCollaborate Against CancerMinderoo Foundation to launch new Tobacco21 ad campaign
IMG_7796-2Media ReleaseFlourishing OceansA new chapter for Exmouth begins today
IMG_1125Media ReleaseNo Plastic WasteMinderoo Foundation and Jon Sanders team up for #NOPLASTICWASTE circumnavigation
bienalle-editArts & Culture“Waterlicht” lights up Freo
Capture4Profile SpotlightGeneration OneNew online sales platform to empower Aboriginal artists
Capture3Profile SpotlightGeneration OneFunding to enable innovative Indigenous fashion network to expand across Australia
Capture2Profile SpotlightGeneration OneGlobal dream for Indigenous sunscreen entrepreneur
Capture1Profile SpotlightGeneration OneSummit prize to build sustainable client base for atypical accountants
CaptureProfile SpotlightGeneration OneFree dental screening and education App aims to boost oral health in rural and remote communities
Aboriginal photographs by Wayne QuilliamProfile SpotlightGeneration OneFunding sows the seeds of hope for native plant processing
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 ReleaseGeneration OneInaugural 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
Jason-smaller-july-updateCollaborate Against CancerTobacco21 momentum grows as more Tasmanians get behind the campaign
Red dirt road in outback Australia.Media ReleaseArts & CultureMinderoo Foundation and The Ian Potter Foundation join forces to connect creative communities across regional WA
Ali-and-WayneBuilding CommunitiesRefugee Week feature: the incredible work of Talent Beyond Boundaries
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 CommunitiesMinderoo 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
Man using credit card reader, close-upBuilding CommunitiesUpgrade and extension for the Cashless Debit Card
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
Flags of  worldThrive by FiveTwenty top economies make early childhood commitment
Man using credit card reader, close-upMedia ReleaseBuilding CommunitiesIndependent report on Goldfields cashless debit card trial finds positive results
telethon-035Media ReleaseThrive by FivePriority on bright future for WA kids welcomed
Manta rays in formationOpinionFlourishing OceansWhy we need to harness brain science to get environmental messages to stick
Mirima National ParkMedia ReleaseBuilding CommunitiesCashless 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
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 ReleaseArts & CultureMinderoo 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 ReleaseBuilding CommunitiesCashless Debit Card expansion will protect vulnerable Australians
EAC-VTECMedia ReleaseGeneration OneVTEC program expands into prisons to empower job seekers and reduce Indigenous imprisonment rates
Child Development AtlasMedia ReleaseThrive by FiveAustralia-first mapping tool to improve service delivery to children and families launched
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 ReleaseBuilding CommunitiesMinderoo drives Cashless Debit Card improvements
400m-AnnouncementMedia ReleaseMinderoo FoundationMajor philanthropic donation to support the arts, culture, community and environment