Give and grow
Our public ancillary fund, the APS Foundation, is a communal philanthropic structure in which you can establish a named giving fund (also known as a sub-fund). You receive an immediate tax deduction for the cash that you donate to your giving fund, with the flexibility to distribute the funds to charity over time.
While you think about which charities to support from your fund, the Foundation’s giving funds are pooled and invested by us. Returns are tax-free and accrue to your fund monthly, offering a style of giving that allows you to both give and grow money for charity.
- Philanthropic capital managed by APS chairman Chris Cuffe AO and specialist fund managers
- Receive a full tax deduction now, recommend gifts to charities later
- Competitive management fees as we’re not-for-profit
- Unparalleled monthly reporting and visibility via our online portal
"Lara and I have found the fund to be a practical option, and a tangible way to organise our charitable giving. It gave us a meaningful place for our giving to come together, and the money is locked away for the causes that are important to us."
John Eales, Eales Endowment
Why choose the APS Foundation?
Over six years since it began, the APS Foundation has become the fastest growing public ancillary fund in Australia. As at 31 December 2020, the Foundation comprised 300+ giving funds, totalling over $135 million. Last financial year, we supported our giving fund holders to make $8.6 million in gifts to 549 charities.
Join our community, who generously share their stories to help support and inspire each other’s giving. We’ll boost your charity know-how with complimentary APS events, useful content on charities, philanthropic trends and effective giving.
As a not-for-profit we charge a modest management fee, so more of your money can be given to charity. A selection of leading specialist fund managers also donates their services to the Foundation pro bono, keeping our fees down.
The investment objective for the APS Foundation is to achieve a return after fees at least equal to CPI inflation +4% per annum, measured over rolling seven-year periods. The fund’s performance for the seven-year period ended 31 December 2020 was 9.7% pa.
Our client portal provides complete visibility. It is a simple, secure and convenient online destination for you to manage your giving and access information about your fund.
We have the philanthropic knowledge, tools and resources to help you make informed giving decisions and to assist you in identifying organisations having the greatest impact on the causes you want to support.
Getting started is easy and takes just 24 hours. Complete one short form and make your donation to the APS Foundation to get up and running.