Queensland Community Foundation (QCF) – a charitable trust
Leading sustainable giving - Queensland Community Foundation is recognised as a leading State and national trust established in 1997 to provide a perpetual income stream to charities. QCF supports nonprofits to deliver sustainable services by promoting philanthropy, facilitating donations and investing for the future.
Investing for growth - QCF comprises a collection of funds contributed by charities, individuals, corporations, government agencies and individuals. Donated monies are pooled, invested in perpetuity and the income distributed to charities on an annual basis.
Giving to others - QCF’s general fund provides capacity-building grants to nonprofits to support development of quality business practices. In addition, the Foundation assists the process of allocating grants for educational scholarships and community projects from regional and other sub-funds. Income resulting from invested donations is also distributed to nominated charities on an annual basis.
Giving to QCF - giving now, in the future, forever – Gifts to charities can be given at any time. Organisations and individuals can establish and build trust funds by donating seed funding and encouraging or donating ongoing tax deductible contributions. Alternatively, monies can be bequested in a Will to the individual’s chosen cause or a person can make ‘one-off’ or regular donations. Whichever way is chosen, each gift will contribute to a sustainable future for the preferred charity of choice!
Invested for the future - All donations are invested in a perpetual trust managed by the Public Trustee and invested by QIC – one of Australia’s leading investment managers. QCF’s unique structure ensures gifts to charity go on giving forever!
Structured for security – QCF’s operations are sponsored by The Public Trustee, QIC and Anglo American Metallurgical Coal, so that no donated funds are required for day-to-day administration. The Foundation’s Board of Governors comprises business, community and philanthropic leaders who give their time as a community service. Consequently, all donated funds remain invested in perpetuity, nonprofits receive ongoing benefits and gifts continue to provide benefits long into the future.
How do I make a donation or bequest to QCF?
You can donate or leave money to:
- The Queensland Community Foundation General Fund. The General Fund distributes grants to charities and community groups every year across Queensland through criteria determined by QCFs Board of Governors and the Trustee.
- A charity that has a sub fund with QCF. This will ensure sustainability of the charity.
- One of QCFs regional sub-funds.
QCF is tax exempt and as such any donations made are tax deductible.
To arrange a bequest make an appointment at your local Public Trust Office or see your solicitor.
For more information on participating charities www.qcf.org.au 07 3360 3854 or email@example.com