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How we work

Macdoch Foundation is a family foundation that tackles complex, entrenched challenges to drive significant shifts in relation to climate change solutions, landscape regeneration and rural and regional mental health and wellbeing.

Our Purpose + Values

Our purpose is to build the resilience of people and the planet.
Our values are Compassion, Pragmatism, Humility, Insight and Bridge-building


Macdoch Foundation do our work in service of nature and our community.


A realistic but visionary view of the world we operate in, Macdoch Foundation apply an economic lens to our work.


Macdoch Foundation rely on the deep expertise of our partners, and listen and learn as we go.


Macdoch foundation interventions are evidence-based, and we engage the best thinkers and leaders in their field to shape our work.


Macdoch Foundation aims to reduce polarisation and we work with unlikely partners, across disciplines, to find common ground as we seek to make long-lasting change.

Our Approach

Bold Interventions

The macdoch foundation seeks ambitious, exponential change
We make bold interventions, intending to go beyond change-as-usual. Our interventions will be targeted, solutions-focused, underpinned by a sense of optimism about the future.


The macdoch foundation seeks to lead and influence
We seek to be thought-leaders where possible, and not shy away from problems that appear too hard to solve. We aim to fill critical gaps in the system and inspire innovation.


The macdoch foundation seeks to ‘outsize’ impact
We work with partners in Australia and internationally, across disciplines and sectors, to achieve catalytic action or impact at scale. We bring our independence and integrity to bear on all our work.


The macdoch foundation has a culture of learning
We listen deeply. Our approach will be courageous, iterative, generous and humble. We prize the wisdom and culture of Indigenous peoples, and recognise their rightful place on the lands on which we live and work.