Giving to ACU

You are what you give. When you support ACU, you choose a life that empowers others – from Australian students struggling to make ends meet to refugees along the Thai-Burma border.

Be part of our story creating equity and opportunity for everyone. See our ongoing actions in research and community engagement, learn about the projects and programs you can support, find out how you can give, and discover how to take part in our annual appeal.

Giving more of what matters

Giving to ACU funds

We'll maximise the impact of your donation. When you donate to ACU, 100% of your gift will go towards supporting your cause. But there are other reasons to give.

Why give to ACU

We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our communities, not in an ivory tower. From our research to our outreach, we aim to achieve lasting impact through empathy. See for yourself the strides we’re making.

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What you can support

Every part of your gift goes towards programs and projects creating educational opportunities in Australia and beyond, including our: 

  • Creating Opportunity Fund for students in Australia
  • Thai-Burma Border Program for Burmese refugees
  • Future in Youth Program, East Timor.

Choose your impact

Ways to give

Browse your options for giving to ACU, including online donations, bequests, endowments and our employer-matched staff giving program.

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Annual appeal

Take part in our annual appeal, which raises funds for the creation of new scholarships for students facing financial hardship or other barriers to study.

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Ready to lend a hand? Find out how to donate electronically, view tax deduction details or learn how to set up a recurring donation.

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“We have not only received an education, but we have become educated… All the things that we learned from ACU changed our lives, thoughts, attitudes and character… Before we had a simple dream for our life but now we are capable of thinking of a bigger and better plan for our life.”
Saw Zay Nar Nay Win and Shwe Zin Thin
Diploma in Liberal Studies graduates & Thai-Burma Border Program
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Giving to ACU

We love to help our donors make an impact. Get it touch with us to discuss a potential gift, or see the good a past gift is doing. 

Thanking you 

We're grateful for your generosity. Learn more about the impact of your donation. 

How we say thanks

Contact us

Find out how to get in touch with the Giving team by email, phone or post. We’re based in North Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

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Make the difference by giving to ACU today via our online donation form

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