Equity Trustees is one of the largest providers of philanthropic giving in Australia, responsible for distributing more than $80 million of philanthropic money to our community annually.

An important part of our commitment to philanthropy and deepening our impact in the community includes our own Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation.

Our Charitable Foundation

Established in 2001, the Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation was established as part of our commitment to empowering change through philanthropy.

Our Board has committed a portion of profits over the years to the Foundation, and our employees, investors, clients and partners are also encouraged to support the Foundation.

Since 2001, we have provided more than $1 million to charitable causes we care about – with our people involved in how we distribute those funds. The funds available each year are divided between, and align with, the four key granting areas of our overall
philanthropic granting program:

Workplace Volunteering and Giving Program

In addition to giving money, we also value the giving of time and skills to the community.

Volunteering

All permanent employees can take paid leave of one full day or two half-days each year to take part in an activity which meets our Volunteer Leave guidelines.

Giving

Employees have the opportunity to donate money to our selected charities (via our Foundation) from pre-tax salary under a salary sacrifice arrangement, with Equity Trustees matching all employee donations uncapped. The charities supported in each program area are voted on by all employees and reviewed every two years. The charities selected in 2020 for two years are outlined below.

Donate

You can join us and keep our Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation strong by making a donation. It’s a simple, cost effective way to make a gift that will benefit generations of Australians Contact Us
 
If you are an Equity Trustees shareholder, you can donate all or part of your dividend payment to the Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation. All donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Contact Link Market Services at https://investorcentre.linkmarketservices.com.au/Login/Login
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Giving

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    Animals and Environment

    Wildlife Victoria

    Wildlife Victoria’s mission is to help and protect wildlife through rescue, education and advocacy activities and has been for 30 years now. They respond to community reports of distressed wildlife and facilitate the care needed. They promote community knowledge and care of wildlife and advocate for the protection and welfare of wildlife.


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    Children and Young People

    OZchild

    OzChild are a leading child welfare organisation committed to improving the lives of at-risk children, young people and families in our community since 1851. OzChild is focused on providing support for children and young people in foster or kinship care and keeping families together where possible through the delivery of evidence-based programs and evidenced-informed services aimed at strengthening and repairing relationships. OzChild’s vision is “all young people are safe, respected, nurtured and reach their full potential”.


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    Medical Research and Health

    Purple House

    Purple House is an innovative Indigenous-owned and run health service operating from its base in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Now operating 18 remote clinics and a mobile dialysis unit called the Purple Truck, Purple House is getting patients back home so that families and culture can remain strong. Purple House’s mission is making all families well and healthy in remote communities. It now offers remote dialysis, social support, aged-care services and runs a bush medicine enterprise.

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    Ageing and Aged Care

    Sacred Heart Mission

    Sacred Heart Mission supports people into housing, provides many aged care services and packages and works with people aged 50 and over whose needs aren’t met by mainstream services.