The Australian Sports Foundation is the peak body for philanthropy in sport in Australia.
We know the power that sport has – to improve physical and mental health, to teach valuable life skills and to bring different cultures and communities together. Our purpose is not simply to raise money for Australian sport, but to inspire and enable a thriving sporting nation. A nation where more Australians are more active more often, and where our elite athletes have the support they need to succeed. And a nation where the philanthropic community understands how sport can achieve positive social outcomes and see it as a positive vehicle for investment.
We operate Australia’s only dedicated sports fundraising platform and work with clubs, schools and athletes to help them raise funds for the development of their sport. Our involvement means that donations made to benefit the organisations we work with are tax-deductible.
We also raise money from philanthropic sources to fund a small grants program, Sport4Everyone, which provides grants of up to $10,000 to clubs, schools and community groups to grow grassroots participation in sport. Sport4Everyone has a particular focus on helping disadvantaged, marginalised or excluded Australians engage in sport.
The funds raised ensure that more individuals, families and communities are able to gain from the physical and mental health benefits of sport, and enable more Australians to have the opportunity of building lifelong friendships and bringing their communities together through a shared passion for sport. We want to build a more inclusive society, and sport is a powerful vehicle through which to achieve this – it brings people together on what is truly a level playing field.