Australian Bushfire Relief Fund


Bushfires ravaged Australian continent from September 2019 well into the new year. Millions of families were affected, as well as countless indigenous wildlife. Fueled by arid climate conditions, the fires impacted all states and territories of Australia. Due to an outpouring of interest and to best serve our donors’ needs, CAF America created the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund. All donations to this fund will be dedicated to supporting current relief efforts in Australia.

If you’d like to give directly to the individual charities instead of to the general fund, please see below the list of organizations eligible with CAF America which are working to provide relief:

CAF America also works with our partner in Australia, Good2Give, to expedite grants to charities registered with the Australian Business Register who have DGR-1 status. A few of the organizations that are currently responding are listed below. There are many other organizations conducting relief efforts. If there is an organization you would like to give to that is not on this list, please reach out and we can tell you if the organization is eligible to receive grants:

  • Community Enterprise Foundation
  • Foodbank Victoria Limited
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
  • Hunter Wildlife Rescue
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (Wires)
  • RSPCA New South Wales
  • Rural Fire Brigades Association Inc
  • The Salvation Army (NSW or VIC)
  • The St Vincent de Paul Society
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

You can donate to these charities by clicking this link and entering the organization name.

As an organization committed to enabling cross-border charitable giving, CAF America stands ready to assist US donors wanting to support the important recovery efforts that are still needed. All charitable donations made to the Australian Bushfire Relief restricted fund will be used to help ongoing recovery efforts in Australia.