Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation

We offer a public ancillary fund, the Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation.  This is a communal philanthropic structure in which you can establish a giving fund (named sub-fund).

Key features:

  • Simple – Administration, investment and governance activities are the responsibility of the trustee, leaving you to focus solely on the charities you would like to support.
  • Accessible – A giving fund (sub-fund) can be established with a minimum donation of $50,000, much less than would be required to set up your own private ancillary fund.
  • Quick – A giving fund (sub-fund) can be established immediately, as there is no requirement to establish a new trust or trustee company.
  • Choice – There are over 20,000 charities that are eligible to receive grants, and APS asks you each year to recommend the charities you would like to support.
  • Tax-deductibility - Donations to your giving fund (sub-fund) are tax deductible and you can elect to spread the deduction over five years.
  • Portability - You can transfer the balance of your giving fund (sub-fund) to your own PAF in the future, making this a simple way to kickstart your philanthropic fund.

Public ancillary fund service

We also support individuals, families and organisations to set up and administer their own public ancillary funds in a cost-effective manner.


More information can be found here in the APS Foundation Brochure 

To see the latest investment report, click here APSF investment Report

To arrange an introductory conversation, contact us on 02 9779-6300 by email.