Strong Governance

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The Sydney Community Foundation is built on a base of strong governance, trust and committment to the community.


People want their charitable gifts to be taken care of in the way they intended in their lifetime and beyond. Sydney Community Foundation is structured to ensure a gift will be invested wisely and in perpetuity.


As a public not for profit foundation dedicated to pooling resources and increasing charitable dollars as well as leveraging them for maximum impact, we offer donors giving options that meet and reflect their interests and needs. Some donors want to see immediate impact and give and raise funds for particular purposes so they can be both active in their fundraising and in the giving, sharing in the immediate joy of giving. Others establish sub-funds to take away the hassle of administration and to achieve tax deductibility knowing they are doing this with their gift going to a good purpose.


Unlike Private Foundations, Community Foundations can have a new fund up and running very quickly and simply.


We are here for the long term. The board, as Trustee, makes the final decision about grant making, however the intent of donors is important in every decision. We ensure our donors charitable priorities will always be honored through changing times and circumstances. Flexibility is one of our greatest assets as is our ability to create tailored charitable giving opportunities. 

Sydney Community Foundation offers donors 

  • Strong Governance
  • Managed, pooled philanthropic investments
  • External Investment advisor
  • Community of donors
  • Specialist community grant maker, with specific Sydney area expertise
  • Grant Making support and services
  • Flexibility in Fund Management
  • Many options for engaged giving
  • Philanthropy services

Learn more about starting a sub-fund with Sydney Community Foundation