Watch it grow and you can give for ever!
Gumnut Accounts makes long-term philanthropy accessible for more people. It is an easy and wonderful way to build your dream of creating a charitable legacy.
For a tax deductible donation of $5.45 per day or less than a coffee per day (after tax). It’s that easy.
Australian Communities Foundation offers anyone the opportunity to establish a charitable endowment fund by making regular contributions to a Gumnut Account and overtime build this into a named sub-fund.
To establish a Gumnut Account simply make a commitment to contribute to monthly, quarterly, half yearly or an annual contribution.
Suppose you start a Gumnut Account today with an annual contribution of $2,000 with a goal to grow it, initially to $20,000 so it can become a named sub-fund. Your Gumnut Account will mature by year 8, based on forecast long term returns and assuming you make regular contributions. Once a sub-fund, you can start requesting grants be made. The first grant would be around $600, being 80% of the income earned.
Assuming you continued to grow the sub-fund for another 10 years making regular $2,000 contributions and 80% of the income was granted each year, your sub-fund will have distributed $10,409 and have a value of $53,537.
After 25 years it will have reached the $100,000 minimum sustainable level for a philanthropic fund at Australian Communities Foundation and would have made valuable grants to support projects and organisations of $28,000. The growth in grants and fund value will continue forever, helping your favourite causes and assisting to build healthy resilient communities. Your contribution has been a $2,000 tax deductible donation each year.
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You will be invited to all events and donor education seminars to learn more about the community, issues of disadvantage and other philanthropic topics.
Anyone can start a Gumnut Account. It is a perfect philanthropic option for:
Simply download the attached brochure, fill in the application form, provide us with your banking details so we can make regular direct debits and you will be up and running.
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