2022 Airbnb Community Fund Award

Friends of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund selected among 2022 Airbnb Community Fund recipients

January 20, 2023

As part of Airbnb’s commitment to share its success with stakeholders, the company is giving back to the neighborhoods and towns our Hosts call home via the Airbnb Community Fund. The Fund was created in 2020 to distribute $100 million USD through 2030 to help strengthen communities around the world.

We are delighted to be among the 2022 grant recipients, along with organizations around the world such as: Leave No Trace in the US, WWF-Brazil Coral Reef Restoration Project in Brazil, EcoExploratorio in Puerto Rico, Retake Roma in Italy, Lapalala Wilderness School in South Africa, The Association of National Trusts in Japan, and the National Trust of Korea in Korea.

“Australia faces a biodiversity challenge with the highest extinction rate in the developed world. This generous grant funded by Airbnb, Inc. supports critical groundwork to restore Australia’s magnificent landscapes to good health, giving its irreplaceable native species an opportunity to recover and thrive.”

“The grant will enhance the vital partnerships that Friends of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund supports with Aboriginal groups through charitable organizations working to conserve Australia’s unique biodiversity and manage land of substantial conservation value.”

– Jennifer Smith Grubb, President, Friends of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund

“We are delighted to be able to provide support for Friends of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund through our Airbnb Community Fund grant program. Friends of the Australian Bush Heritage Fund partners with Bush Heritage Australia to work tirelessly to ensure the Australian landscape and its diverse wildlife is protected for generations to come.

“When Hosts on Airbnb open their doors to travellers from around the world, they welcome their guests into their communities, too.  In Australia this means sharing the incredible natural beauty that is on offer and we know that this is a major drawcard for many of our visitors and it’s critical that we work together to protect our incredible surroundings.”

– Susan Wheeldon, Airbnb Community Manager, Australia and New Zealand

To learn more about the Community Fund and the grant recipients, please visit the Airbnb Community Fund page.