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How can you donate?
There are several options for financial contributions to Reef Check Australia. Both go directly to support our volunteer activities and are tax deductible.
Visit our SeaStore to make a purchase or donation
Adopt a Coral Polyp for a $10 monthly donation
Adopt a Coral Colony for a $25 monthly donation
Adopt a Coral Bommie for a $45 monthly donation
Adopt a Reef for a $5000 donation
Give a one-off or recurring donation through GiveNow
Reef Check Australia (Reef Check Foundation Ltd) is a registered Environmental Organisation and Australian Charity with tax deductible gift recipient status. ABN: 46 108 200 933
How one-off donations help us
$10: Rents a SCUBA tank for one of our volunteers to go out on a reef health survey
$25: Helps to create a REEF-Search Kit to engage more people in reef identification and observation activities
$50: Supports our public Reef Health Database, delivering our information to the world
$100: Helps to cover a materials kit to train one of our volunteers in Reed Check methods
$250: Surveys 100m2 of reef habitat
Reefs around the world are in trouble. Estimates are that 20% of reefs have been destroyed and 25% are currently in immediate danger. The good news is that reefs are resilient and if we endeavour to reduce our impacts, then they can recover. It's important to have long-term monitoring data to understand how reefs may be changing over time and just how effective are our efforts to protect them. Reef Check Australia data can help to fill gaps in what we know about reefs by collecting data in many places that may not otherwise be monitored and by providing our data to the International Reef Check program to help create a larger understanding of global reef health. Sharing our data with communities through education programs and events helps faciltiate better understanding and empowers people to get involved.
No matter where we live, each of us is closely connected to reefs & oceans. Oceans cover nearly three-quarters of the earth's surface. They shape our climate and help to produce the very air we breathe. Oceans nourish our stomachs and our souls. Reefs are an essential ocean habitat, harbouring 25% of marine species even though they cover less than one percent of the earth's surface. Reefs protect our shorelines from storms and waves, provide invaluable medical resources, act as a living museum documenting our past, produce billions of dollars through tourism, harbour incredible biodiversity and create living ocean habitats for other creatures. We can do something for them.
Our organisation is almost exclusively volunteer-based and grant funded. Your donation can help to support on-ground volunteer activities and make our positive impacts bigger and better. We believe in protecting reefs and oceans by empowering volunteers. We believe that there is hope for our reefs if we work together to take action through meaningful volunteer research, community education and grassroots conservation efforts.
Find out more about the status and threats to Australian reefs through the resources below:
We are committed to ethical and professional fundraising practices that benefit people and the planet. To demonstrate our pledge, we are an oranisational member of the Fundraising Institure of Australia and follow their Principles and Standards of Fundraising Practice.
More than money
Want to help but not sure about handing over your hard-earned cash? Time is money too. Volunteers are the core of our organisation and we're always appreciative of your valuable skills and efforts! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about how to get involved and let us how you think you might be able to help!
Reef Check Finances
Please see our 2010-2011 Annual Report for the most recent audited financial statements.