Starting a Giving Circle or Sub-Fund
Starting a Giving Circle or Sub-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.
Sub-funds can be named in memory of a loved one, for your family, a workplace or the cause you wish to support.
A named fund is truly a gift that keeps on giving.
By establishing a sub-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 sub-fund with Sydney Community Foundation, or phone (02) 8030 7050.
An ‘Endowment’ sub-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’.
An ‘Immediate Impact’ sub-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.
Download our sub-fund establishment form documents below: