What is a Sub-fund?

Community Foundations offer the opportunity for you to establish a named sub-fund. It’s like starting a foundation without all the fuss and expense.

By establishing a sub-fund you decide which causes are important to you and what will you support.  Named sub-fund funds often honour someone, a place, or the cause you wish to support. A sub-fund can be a tribute, and acknowledge a life well lived. Your sub-fund gives you the chance to provide community assistance at a grass-roots, high impact level.

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 as donations can be made to named funds at any time by the original donor or by other people, such as family members or employees.

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). A named fund is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Once a year, every year, you can discuss with the SCF how the income earned on your named fund is distributed. You can request to support a particular organisation,

The Sydney Community Foundation and our Sydney Women's Fund currently have the following subfunds:

Ali’s Vision
Cahill Family Fund
Disability Discrimination Fund
Imalia Fund
Indigo Express Fund
Jack Dunlop Fund
Keith & Judy Kay Fund
Lyndal Hutton Diabetes Awareness Fund
Kids in Philanthropy Fund
L’envolee Fund
Marrickville Community Fund
The Maybanke Fund
Neil Cocks & Kellen Kent Fund
Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Sydney Women’s Fund
The Miller-Cohen Family Fund
The Ward Family Fund
Youanmi Fund