PlanetFunder supports the earth restoration economy - the movements, people, projects and ideas that have the potential to restore the natural world.
Our mission is to fund the people and the very best projects that have one common thread - they hold the biological integrity of planet Earth at their core.
This enables us to support a broad range of projects including environmental education, sustainable communities, renewable energy, permaculture, earth protection, ecosystem regeneration and much more.
How we can help you
PlanetFunder has an awesome track record. Together we have been funding the planet’s future with:
We are more than a platform for passionate campaigners to run a one-off crowdfunding project.
We are committed to helping achieve your funding target by:
Our campaigners can (coming in 2017)
You and your campaign champions can offer recurring monthly subscriptions! This is a key ingredient to success for any ongoing campaign.
We help upsell your campaign to your supporters by encouraging ongoing virtual adoptions of your campaign or cause.
This means your monthly funding support can be ongoing, not limited by a crowdfunding deadline.
We help maximise your campaign by:
What makes PlanetFunder different?
Our goal is to support your funding campaign to be successful.
We offer our personalised service, templates and guidelines to maximise success.
But there is more - we have a secret weapon!
Rainmakers allows you to accept payments via our mobile app to any campaign.
This means you can accept payments in the field - at activities, events, on the street! This is a game changer!
With Rainmakers, you and your champions can capitalise on the momentum of your campaign and convert contacts into supporters where-ever you are.
We also provide:
Payments & Fees
Planetfunder currently disburses funds each month via our payment technology provider directly to your nominated bank account. (instant payout coming in 2017).
Campaigners are required to;
Planetfunder is a socially minded, Australian private business that is 100% self-funding.
We don’t accept any corporate donations or government money or receive public grants of any kind.
We raise funds for great people and causes!
We need to keep what we do self-funding, so we're sustainable and fit for years to come.
Fees are reinvested back into the platform and the services PlanetFunder provides for our campaign partners.
#1 Community Campaigns
For successful campaigns, a fee of 5% of total funds pledged is applied. Also remember to factor in credit card transaction fees (approx 1.7%).
For rainmaker subscriptions, a fee of 20% of the subscription value is applied.
If you are ready to get started then Create an account and learn how to submit a project
PlanetFunder grew out of the Rainforest Information Centre (RIC).
The RIC is an environmental charity, founded by Australian deep ecologist John Seed OAM in the Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia.
Since 1979 RIC has been supporting activist voices in the rainforest conservation sector worldwide.
In 1990, John's RIC established the Small Grants Fund for micro-funding grassroots rainforest conservation projects.
This Fund has helped RIC and its conservation partners to deliver hundreds of projects over the past few years, often in circumstances or countries where organisations would have difficulty in obtaining funding from conventional sources.
Planetfunder.org was launched in November 2013 as a project with the RIC to create the world’s first peer-to-peer (p2p) crowdfunding site for the public to invest their money in environmental action.
Funding for the Small Grants Program from November 2013 up to 31 October 2016 was generated largely online through PlanetFunder, which was growing the amount of funds under management.
Some of the projects we’ve supported on PlanetFunder previously include:
On 31 October 2016, Planetfunder.org was successful in obtaining support for a new business plan and restructure with a new board of advisors to chart an exciting new direction ahead in 2017 for PlanetFunder.
It’s now time to take the next step in our exciting evolution.
Therefore, we incorporated as an Australian proprietary limited company, based in Mullumbimby NSW.
PlanetFunder will now be free to innovate 'effective altruism' in order to expand the flow of money to the regeneration economy.
On 1 November 2016 all business operations moved to Planetfunder Pty Ltd, with Planetfunder Co-Founder Mark White as Director and Chief Executive Officer.
Mark and the PlanetFunder team are currently working on continued support for the platform and improvements ahead of a relaunch in Spring 2017.
We are excited about working on new campaigns without the restraints on the Australian environmental non-profit charity sector.
A message from the Director
I look forward to working with the new board to implement the plan for evolution of PlanetFunder as a high-impact sustainable business in 2017 and beyond.
PlanetFunder has shown us how we can all participate in accelerating the flow of money to great projects and people, and to increase the value we are able to grow for our planet.
If you feel inspired to help, why not sign up for a monthly donation to support our work.
Mark White Director - Planetfunder Pty Ltd