We accelerate nature-based initiatives that put humanity at the heart of climate solutions.

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Over millennia our complex web of ecosystems have created an environment that sustains all life on earth.

For humans, natural ecosystems are critical to our health and wellbeing.

For Indigenous people and local communities globally, nature holds deep spiritual meaning.

But today, these vital ecosystems are being degraded and are disappearing rapidly. Species are becoming extinct at unprecedented rates. Climate change is amplifying this loss, further diminishing the resilience of nature to adapt and recover.

Meanwhile, the laws, policies, decision-making frameworks and practices designed to protect nature are failing us.

At Pollination Foundation we are taking a new approach.


Place-based economies will create a climate resilient future where people and nature thrive.

Local economies thrive

through diverse nature-based enterprise at different scales and across multiple themes such as bush foods, botanicals & regenerative agriculture, nature restoration & habitat protection, nature-based tourism, carbon farming, aquaculture and water protection.

knowledge is valued

and woven into a systems-based approach, elevating community knowledge and inspiring us to reimagine and nurture our relationship with nature.

Nature is valued

recognising that all life depends on it and that significant, sustained investment in natural ecosystems is critical.

Landscapes are healthy and resilient

because the relationship between people and nature is respected, allowing ecosystems to adapt and thrive through changes including climate shocks.


We’re a catalytic organisation supporting others by incubating ideas, nurturing growth and celebrating success.

Community-led solutions carry deep knowledge and power to evoke change. They make a critical contribution to net zero emissions and ensure a just transition to our nature positive future. But seeds of ideas may not realised without support and access to new networks. And no two projects are the same, nor are their needs.

Here, Pollination Foundation plays a catalysing role. As a collaborative organisation we listen deeply, share experience, incubate ideas, bridge local to global connections, co-design and support leaders until the initiative is ready to standalone. Overtime our vision is to support a dynamic collective of initiatives and community leaders who continue to learn, grow and flourish, together.


Our strategy and who we work with

Seed innovation

Partner with Indigenous and local communities to incubate nature-based enterprise founded on culture, creativity, and deep knowledge of ecosystem health.

Grow solutions

Collaborate with philanthropy, corporates, governments, and finance sector to unlock resources and investments to grow and sustain nature-based initiatives.

Cross pollinate ideas

Connect practitioners creating landscape scale nature-based initiatives for peer-to-peer learning.

Share stories of hope

Share stories of hope, grounded in evidence and told through the voices of our partners.

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As a registered not-for-profit with Deductable Gift Recipient (DGR) status, our work is supported by partners who share our values and vision for the future.


We partner with grantmakers who are bold in their vision and open to testing new pathways because yesterday’s solutions are not fit for today’s challenges. We look for partners who respect that system change takes time and focus on learning together, celebrating the important milestones achieved along the way.

Community Organisations

We partner with Indigenous and community led organisations who are creative thinkers, open to new ideas and hold a vision for intergenerational change. We commit to a distributed leadership model with knowledge and expertise embedded across the community and we look for strong governance because we know the decisions we make today shape our future.


Pollination provides strategic advice across the spectrum of disciplines needed for the transition to a net zero, nature positive future. This includes strategy, policy, law, finance, investment, renewable energy and environmental market advice. While we don’t provide direct funding to the Foundation, we invest knowledge, networks and expertise into Foundation led initiatives. We support Foundation initiatives with best practice corporate governance, laying strong foundations for their success. Where our breakthrough advisory mandates align with the Foundation strategy, we draw on the team’s knowledge, skills and experience to design and deliver maximum impact.

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Learn more about our people and the values that define us.

Learn more

Read the latest Pollination Foundation Member Report

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Learn about how to ensure voluntary nature credit finance flows to IP&LCs in our Leading for Nature report.

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En nuestro último informe se explica cómo garantizar la financiación voluntaria de los créditos de la naturaleza para los pueblos indígenas y las comunidades locales.

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If you share our ambition and commitment to intergenerational change benefitting nature and community, let’s talk.

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