Helping Philanthropists

You want to make a difference to your community. To ensure your contribution has the most impact, you need to ask yourself a range of questions:

  • What causes, charities or projects matter to me?
  • Do I give now, through my estate – or both?
  • How much should I give?
  • What is the easiest, most efficient and tax-effective way to structure my giving?
  • What role do I want to play in my giving?
  • With so many good causes, how will I decide which organisations to support?

Give in a way that works for you

At Perpetual, we work with you to find the best way for you to give - the approach that helps you make a bigger difference over a longer period.

With some careful planning, you can give in a way that is tax-effective, provides the level of involvement you want and offers the satisfaction of knowing your gift will have the highest possible impact.

We can help you:
  • Structure your giving most effectively.
  • Set up and manage a charitable trust.
  • Ensure your trust gives in perpetuity by helping you grow the value of your donation.
  • Find causes, charities and projects that match your interests and passions.
  • Leave a legacy through your will.


Perpetual manages two Public Ancillary Funds that you can make a tax deductible donation to; The Perpetual Foundation and The Centenary Foundation. If you would like to make a donation to either fund, contact our Philanthropy team on 1800 501 227 or email


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Choosing the Best Structure for You

Private Ancillary Funds

A Private Ancillary Fund is your own charitable foundation. Your donation is invested and your foundation distributes to charities or causes of your choice.

Minimum initial donation: $500,000
  • You choose where the money goes and can be involved in the administration of the foundation (if you want to).
  • Your donations are generally tax-deductible.
  • You can give for generations – these trusts can exist in perpetuity.
  • You can involve your family or friends in how you give by having them join advisory committees.

Perpetual Foundation Endowments

Your donation creates an endowment within the Perpetual Foundation – a charitable trust which distributes to organisations you recommend.

Minimum initial donation: $20,000
  • Simple and effective – Perpetual manages all administration so you can concentrate on giving.
  • You can recommend organisations or seek suggestions from Perpetual as to whom to give to.
  • Your donations are generally tax-deductible.
  • You can give for generations – these endowments can exist in perpetuity.
  • You can name the endowment for your family, your business or to honour a loved one.

> Download our brochure on Perpetual Foundation Endowments.

> If you have an existing Perpetual Foundation endowment and would like to update your preferred grant recipient or recipients, please download the Perpetual Grant Recommendation form.   

Giving through your will

Philanthropy can be effective both during your lifetime and beyond. Some people like to witness the impact of their philanthropy while others prefer to leave a legacy through their will.

Whatever your preference, we can help you plan your giving in a way that helps achieve the most community benefit.

Speak with our philanthropy team on 1800 501 227 to find out more.

You may also be interested in Wills, Estates and Trusts.

Talk to our team

To find out more about structured giving and how it could work for you or your family, contact our Philanthropy team on 1800 501 227 or

Fees and Charges

The schedule of fees and charges for estate planning, administration of deceased estates, trusts, philanthropic trusts and Health and Personal Injury clients are outlined on our Financial Services Guide.

Perpetual Philanthropic Services and advice

Perpetual Philanthropic Services and advice are provided by Perpetual Trustee Company Limited (PTCo) ABN 42 000 001 007 AFSL 236643. PTCo is the trustee for the Perpetual Foundation - Endowment Fund and Private Ancillary Funds. The information brochure for the Funds, issued by PTCo, should be considered before deciding whether to invest.

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