American Australian Association


Australian Bushfire Donation

Devastating wildfires have ravaged Australia for months. Despite heroic efforts from fire fighters and emergency responders, there are still several hundred fires burning across the continent. So far, over 24.7 million acres of land have burned with substantial loss of life to people and animals and destruction to more than 1,500 homes and vast tracts of natural habitat.

There is no time like the present for the Australian and American community to come together and show our support for those in need.

The American Australian Association has established two separate Funds to support recovery programs and emergency assistance for Australian people and communities; and to protect and preserve Australia’s unique wildlife that has been decimated by the devastating fires.

The Australian Bushfire Relief Fund will enable 100% of donations from the United States to be directed to the Australian Red Cross’ Fire Response.

The Australian Wildlife Fire Fund will enable 100% of donations from the United States to be equally shared between WIRES, Wildlife Victoria and the Zoo Aquarium Association of Australasia.

The Association will issue an official receipt for your U.S. tax-deductible donation. The Association is a section 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions to the Association’s programs and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Please make checks payable to American Australian Association with address details and memo noting the Australian Bushfire Relief Fund OR Australian Wildlife Fire Fund. Send to: American Australian Association, 50 Broadway, Suite 2003, New York, NY 10004.

You can also make a donation via credit card by clicking on the Donate Now button below.

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The American Australian Association’s mission is to provide transformational international educational opportunities to American and Australian Graduates, Veterans and Artists; enabling these future young leaders to exponentially develop their careers, create innovative solutions for pressing global issues, build international networks and most importantly foster intellectual exchange and the sharing of ideas between our two great nations.

Thanks to the generosity of past donors and contributors, since 2002, the Association has awarded over US $10.5 million in scholarships and grants to over 800+ Graduates, Veterans and Artists.

Your gift will enable our scholarship grant making to continue and grow, positively impacting the lives of future generations and helping to create a better, more sustainable world.

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We invite you to join our community of donors by making a contribution today. Donations of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated. As a registered 501 (c)3 charitable organization, your donations are tax deductible to the full-extent allowable by the Internal Revenue Service.

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Graduate Education Fund

Recognizing the opportunities and advantages of international research and collaboration in their chosen fields, our Graduate Education Fund provides scholarships to American, Australian and Indigenous candidates to support Masters, Ph.D. or Postdoctoral research in the following fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Health, Medicine, Journalism and Sustainability. These scholarship recipients are the ideas generators and problem solvers of the future.

Veterans' Fund

Invest in the future of an honorably discharged American, Australian or Indigenous military service veteran by contributing to a scholarship which supports undergraduate or graduate learning opportunities, leading to the creation of a new skill set and a prosperous post-military career.

Arts Fund

Help support early career American, Australian and Indigenous artists with a scholarship or grant opportunity to undertake professional and artistic development in the fields of theatre, film, television, dance, visual arts, design, music, literature, photography and fashion, in the country of the other.

General Donations

Gifts of all sizes are welcome, appreciated and tax-deductible. The American Australian Association’s Board of Directors will direct General Donations to the area of most need. A small portion of these donations may be used to cover administrative costs.