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Engage our expertise to support your clients
Our expertise helps you provide confident advice and a range of options to your clients.
When you partner with Australian Communities Foundation, you gain full access to our philanthropic expertise, serving as a dedicated resource that helps you fulfil your clients’ charitable objectives.
Australia’s largest giving community
When your clients give with us, they will join Australia’s largest national giving community, where they will find inspiration through sharing knowledge, ideas and insights. Your clients will be part of a community that supports and respects their unique philanthropic goals and shares a vision for positive change.
Expertise and flexibility
We can help design a unique philanthropic strategy for each client and their family that deepens their impact in their chosen cause areas and provides opportunity for engaging next-generation family members. With a range of products that include donor-advised funds and private ancillary funds, we help your clients find the giving structure that’s right for them.
Events and networking opportunities
When you partner with us, you get access to a range of networking opportunities and thought-leadership events with subject-matter experts. Our professional adviser network spans financial advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and accountants from across Australia. Subscribe to our mailing list below to stay in the loop.
Over 25 years in philanthropy
We’ve been helping people catalyse positive social and environmental change for more than 25 years. When your clients give with us, they benefit from the expertise, grantmaking advice, networks and national giving community we’ve built since 1997.
Our scale enables us to charge minimal fees compared with the costs of a client establishing and maintaining a foundation on their own. We aim to strike a balance between our commitment to accessible and cost-effective philanthropy, to building an engaged community, and to ensuring ongoing sustainability.
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Ways your clients can give
Individuals and families all across the country choose Australia’s largest national giving community to achieve their giving goals and maximise their impact.
A Named Fund (donor-advised fund) is the easiest and most accessible way for clients to structure their giving with us.
Private Foundations (PAFs)
Clients can establish a Private Foundation (or private ancillary fund) with us to enjoy the benefits of our community while retaining the independence of their own foundation.
A Gumnut Account is an easy way for clients to start their journey towards structured giving with as little as $2,000.
Leaving A Legacy
Leaving a gift or bequest to Australian Communities Foundation helps your clients support the causes they care about beyond their lifetime.
The Impact Fund is our flagship fund for collective giving, enabling Australians to come together and maximise their impact. Clients can either donate directly into the Fund, co-fund with us or leave a bequest.
Quick comparison: DAF vs PAF
Our two key vehicles for structured giving, Named Funds (or donor-advised funds or sub-funds) and Private Foundations (or private ancillary funds), both offer an engaging and tax-deductible solution for your clients’ giving. Regardless of which your clients choose, they will get access to all the benefits of our giving community.
But there are some key differences to be aware of when advising your clients.
We also have tailored offerings for corporate organisations, not-for-profits, and collective giving groups.
Watch: The benefits of Named Funds (donor-advised funds)
Why advisers choose to partner with us
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