Your donations enable the Foundation to foster research into the biology and cultivation of Australian plants:
Studies on the basic properties of native Australian plants, such as identifying the pigments which give colour to Ptilotus species, and the control of flowering in a number of species
Plant collections of a range of species with horticultural potential, including Native Paper Daisy, native daisies, native Bluebells, Ptilotus, native grasses and the Freycinet Wax Flower.
Development of propagation methods, for example for Epacris impressa.
Assessing the threats to particular ecosystems, such as the Western Myall and Red Gum woodlands in Victoria and the wild rice ecosystems of northern Australia.
Identification of species which are at particular risk from climate change because of a requirement for cold for seed germination.
Virtually all grants have been directly or indirectly used to fund young scientists to carry out research on Australian plants. Many of these people continue their career in this area.
Reports on these and all other projects are here
This work has just scratched the surface of what we need to know about our flora. Our resources are limited, and we are forced to reject many good project proposals on financial grounds.Epacris
Where does the Foundation’s money come from?
Our funding comes from two main sources:
Income from bequests
How you can help
Donations. Donors contribute, regularly or when they have funds available, to fund research projects chosen by the Foundation. Donations over $2 are tax deducible – the Foundation is an “Approved Research Institute” and a “Deductible Gift Recipient” as defined in the Income Tax Assessment Act. Gifts of property and land are also tax deductible. The Foundation is registered as a charity by the Australian Taxation Office.
Your donations attract supporting funding from other sources, such as the Australian Research Council, Botanic Gardens and other organisations, and the Institution where the research is carried out.
One hundred percent of the money given in donations is spent on research.
Please use this form to make a donation to AFF: donation and membership form
Bequests. For individuals who would like to contribute, but find themselves unable to do so at this time, a bequest is a way of making that contribution. The Australian Flora Foundation is an excellent, non government channel for directing gifts to research on Australian plants. More details are here.
The Australian Flora Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of all members and donors.