Information for advisers

Our services have been designed to complement, not replace, the advice philanthropists already receive from their accountant, lawyer or wealth adviser. We work with professional advisers to help you build your philanthropic offering for your clients.

Australian Philanthropic Services is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with no conflicts of interest. In particular, for private ancillary funds we don’t manage the assets. That is the role of wealth advisers. Our interest is in supporting and growing effective philanthropy.

Private Ancillary Funds

For wealth advisers, private ancillary funds provide a number of benefits:

  • It gives you the chance to deepen and broaden the relationship between you and your client – and often your client’s family.
  • As money within a private ancillary fund is often invested in perpetuity, it’s an ideal environment for long-term investing.
  • You have increased flexibility around some investment decisions within a private ancillary fund, due to the tax exempt environment of the structure.

Public Ancillary Funds

If a private ancillary fund is not the right solution for your client, talk to us about our public ancillary fund offering, Australian Philanthropic Services Foundation (APS Foundation).

We can also help you set up your own cost effective public ancillary fund if you wish to provide a ’pooled‘ philanthropic option for your clients.

Grantmaking and Evaluation

As one of the few experts in this field, we can assist your clients make informed decisions about grantmaking, so their philanthropic dollar goes further. Few organisations in Australia provide such advice.

To arrange an introductory conversation, call us on 02 9779-6300.
Or contact us via email.