In 2008 a Foundation for which Perpetual acts as trustee will support the Torres Strait Sea Ranger Training program. Click
Each year since 2001 Future Leaders awards the winner of the Future Leaders Environment Award with a place on an Earthwatch expedition in Australia or New Zealand.
Past Philanthropic Supporters
During 2001 and 2002 the Besen Family Foundation funded three places each year for Jewish students on the Student Challenge program to gain greater awareness of environmental conservation issues.
In 2004 the CASS Foundation provided funding for the pilot TeachLive program. It supported four teachers and assisted Earthwatch in the development of the overall TeachLive concept.
James N. Kirby Foundation
In 2006 the James N. Kirby Foundation funded a fellowship on the Freshwater Turtles of the Kimberley expedition for a university student to gain essential fieldwork experience during their degree.
In 2006 The Myer Foundation sponsored a team of seven students to join the Student Challenge program on the Echidnas & Goannas of Kangaroo Island project.
During 2004 and 2005 the Norman Wettenhall Foundaton sponsored fellowships for university students to join the Return of the Dawn Chorus expedition to gain experience in natural resource management.
From 2001 to 2003 Earthwatch Australia received a grant from the Ian Potter Foundation to establish the Environmental Research and Volunteer program. This program offered fellowships on Earthwatch expedition to university students to promote the value of scientific research and volunteerism to young Australians.
The R. E. Ross Trust awarded Earthwatch two grants between 1998 and 2001. The first in 1998, supported our work researching the declining numbers of Leadbeater's Possum in central Victoria. The second grant, awarded in 2000 sponsored tertiary Fellowships through the Environmental Research and Volunteer program.
Sara Halvedene Foundation
Between 2004 and 2006 Earthwatch Australia received funding from the Sara Halvedene Foundation to provide fellowships for university students on natural resource management related Earthwatch projects. In addition, in 2006 the Foundation sponsored fellowships for Indigenous people to join Earthwatch projects in their local area.