Who we are


Why we receive high charity ratings

trees on a wetland at dusk
Newell Point, QLD Australia © Alan Barker

Where the money goes

We can only carry out our important conservation work in Australia because of the generous backing of all of our donors and supporters. That’s why we’re so deeply committed to our members and so grateful for their support.

In tune with one of our values (integrity beyond reproach), we aim to provide supporters with all the information they may need to be assured that their generous donations are being appropriately applied to Australian conservation projects, and in the most efficient manner possible.

Funding for The Nature Conservancy Australia from different sources varies from year to year. The chart below shows our revenue sources for the 2020 financial year. It enables us to carry out work across Australia from our northern tropical savannas to our southern shellfish reefs, from Oyster Harbour in WA to Noosa River in QLD.

Being efficient in the application of our funding to allow the maximum conservation benefit in the field, is one of our hallmarks. In fact 84% of all expenditure in 2020 financial year is directed to conservation work

The chart below provides a high level breakdown of The Nature Conservancy Australia’s expenditure for the last financial year.


What’s the impact of my donation?

Donate once and we’ll direct your resources to the most urgent conservation challenges as prioritised by our conservation scientists. Donate monthly and we will channel your commitment to conservation into those same priorities but for projects with longer-term requirements, reliant on secure income. For example:

Independent peace of mind

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TNC Australia is a fully accredited member of the Australian Charities and Non-For-Profits Commission © ACNC
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World’s Most Ethical Companies Ethisphere Institute © TNC

In 2018, for the fourth straight year, The Nature Conservancy was named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, an independent research centre. This honour recognises our focus on ethics and integrity in everything we do. We were the only philanthropic organisation to be recognised.

You can help protect the future of Australia's natural environment.

The threats to our natural world have never been greater and the need for bold solutions has never been more urgent. Your generous support will put the best conservation science into action right now. Protecting nature can't wait!