We live at an unprecedented time in the history of humanity. Whilst the last century has delivered extrordinary human progress, more than one billion people continue to live in poverty, and the natural systems our common future depends upon are under unparalled stress. The decisions we make and actions we take now, will have implications for the sustainability of the planet and our shared quality of life for centuries to come.
We therefore have a choice. To lean into solving these unprecedented challenges with bold new solutions, or continue with incremental ‘business as usual’ change knowing this will not deliver the speed and scale of transformation required.
At the BHP Foundation we have made our choice. We are leaning in by pursuing difficult issues; partnering with others to pioneer new solutions which, if successful, will become transformational game-changers; and sharing insights and evidence to enable solutions that are successful to be sustained, scaled and mainstreamed.
Learn more about the BHP Foundation's programs and the innovative work of our partner organizations.
Enhance opportunities for disadvantaged young people to access, participate in and achieve a quality education.More information
Support new ways of conserving and sustainably managing large-scale, globally significant natural environments for the benefit of future generations.More information
Natural Resource Governance
Harness the transformative power of natural resource wealth for sustainable and inclusive human development.More information
To shape a more equitable and sustainable Australia through a focus on Indigenous self-determination and the wellbeing of children and young people.More information
Harness the potential of young Indigenous people through improved education, learning and career pathway opportunities, and improve the governance and management of water resources to meet the needs of local communities.More information
Support the inclusion of more disadvantaged and vulnerable young people in education, enhance the resilience of communities to respond to rapid social and environmental change, and strengthen the capability of organizations and groups to participate in effective decision-making.More information
Harness the potential of young people through enabling positive change for Native Americans by supporting self-determination initiatives, and improve the governance and management of water resources to meet the needs of local communities.More information