AET Foundation

The AET Foundation is a public ancillary fund in which you can set up an account. It is an ideal structure if you want to focus on your giving without the distractions of the time‑consuming compliance, administration and investment management issues associated with running a stand‑alone foundation.

The AET Foundation is appropriate if you:

  • want to establish a long-term, tax-effective charitable program
  • have a minimum of $50,000 to start your giving program
  • don’t want to manage the administration, compliance and investments associated with your account
  • want the pleasure of seeing the effect of your philanthropy
  • want to involve family members and future generations in your philanthropic vision.

How we can help you

We will establish your account with the AET Foundation and AET PAF Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of AET) will act as trustee. AET will act as your investment adviser, enabling you and your successors to focus on the most rewarding part of philanthropy – making grants to eligible charities you wish to support.

For further information, please read our AET Foundation client brochure.

To find out more about the AET Foundation, please speak to your adviser or contact one of our AET estate planning lawyers on 1800 882 218.

For more than 130 years we have been helping Australian individuals, families and organisations give back to the community.

Meet the Philanthropic Services Team

Ben Clark

Head of Philanthropy

Melbourne office

Ravi Malhotra

Head of Business Development, Private Client Services

Sydney office

Jennifer Wilson

Senior Estate Planning Lawyer

Brisbane office

Karen Robinson

Senior Estate Planning Lawyer

Melbourne office

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