Starting a Giving Fund
Starting a Giving Fund is a great way to commence your philanthropic journey.
It's like starting a foundation without all the fuss and expense.
Setting up a fund is an easy and great way to involve family members or an entire company in a meaningful and fulfilling giving experience.
For you, your family and friends, a sub-fund can be a tribute, acknowledging a life well lived. It gives you the chance to provide community assistance at a grass-roots, high impact level.
Giving Funds can be named in memory of a loved one, for your family, a workplace or the cause you wish to support.
A named Giving Fund is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
By establishing a Giving Fund you decide which causes are important to you and what will you support. Plus, with a community foundation, you can encourage others to give tax-deductible donations to scale your impact faster.
Once a year, every year, you can discuss with Sydney Community Foundation how the income earned on your named fund is distributed.
You can request to support a particular organisation, cause or area of interest that is meaningful for you (and that is eligible according to the Deed of Trust of the Sydney Community Foundation).
Email us if you would like more information on how to establish a Giving Fund with Sydney Community Foundation, or phone (02) 8030 7050.
An 'Immediate Impact' giving fund is designed so that you can donate or raise funds and grant regularly. You can begin an Immediate Impact Fund with as little as $2,000.
A 'Seed Fund' allows you to set up a giving fund with a vision to grow it over time to enable giving in the medium to long term.
An 'Endowment' giving fund lives on in perpetuity and the interest is granted annually. You choose the causes you would like to support and the Sydney Community Foundation Trustees will make grants to those causes 'now and forever'.
Learn more about the Sydney Community Foundation documents on the Giving Fund Form below.