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Giving that’s smart, tax-effective and rewarding

Start building your legacy with charitable giving

Establishing a fund or foundation with Australian Communities Foundation means you can make a difference and enjoy an immediate tax advantage, without committing to any giving decisions until you’re ready.

How it works

1. Contact us

Australian Communities Foundation offers a range of options to help you structure your charitable giving. The easiest way to work out which option best suits your needs is to have a conversation with a member of our team.

2. Use our expertise

Once we have an understanding of what you want to achieve with your charitable giving, we’ll provide advice on the best giving options for you.

3. Establish your fund or foundation

We can help you get started in as little as 48 hours. All you need to do is make an initial donation and you’ll enjoy an immediate tax advantage.

4. Start giving when you’re ready

When you’re ready to give, we can take care of the administration and compliance and help you maximise your impact, allowing you to focus on the joy of giving.

Smarter giving. Greater impact.


Get started

Give us a call on 03 9412 0412 or contact us here to start a conversation about your giving journey.

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Why open a fund or foundation and not just give directly?

Being able to enjoy an immediate tax advantage without making your giving decisions is just one of the many benefits of opening a fund or foundation with us.

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Join Australia’s largest community of everyday philanthropists

When you give with us, you’ll also enjoy all the benefits of Australia’s largest national giving community, including opportunities to connect and co-fund with likeminded people.

Today, we support individuals, families and other groups from over 350 funds and foundations to give to the causes they care about. Meet a few of them below.

Get to know us

Australian Communities Foundation is a community of likeminded givers contributing to real change across our country.

When you give with us, you’ll gain access to our responsible approach to investments.

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