Giving in perpetuity through the Endowment for Excellence

The ANU Endowment for Excellence is a substantial body of endowed funds contributed to through tax deductible donations. The Endowment for Excellence was established in 1996 to mark the University's 50th anniversary to help support ANU in delivering excellence in research, education and community engagement. Since its establishment the Endowment for Excellence has gone from strength to strength, supporting thousands of students, researchers and staff.

Your gift to the ANU Endowment for Excellence is a gift that will support generations of students and researchers into the future.

You can give to the Endowment for Excellence by donating to an existing endowment fund or by establishing a new endowment fund.

Browse existing endowed funds

All existing funds on our Support us page can be contributed to by individual donations.

Foundations of the ANU Endowment for Excellence

There are seven named foundations within the ANU Endowment for Excellence. These foundations have been established to offer continuing support for study and research at ANU. Each foundation has a charter approved by ANU Council and supports specific disciplines or activities of the University. Each foundation was established and is overseen by enthusiastic members of the ANU community who actively raise support for their funds. Two additional foundations enable donations to be made to ANU from the US and UK.

Establish a new endowed fund

A new endowed fund can be established with a major donation. The size of the donation needed to establish a fund will vary depending on the type of activity you would like your fund to support. Any of the areas outlined under our Support us page can be chosen and we are happy to discuss specific objectives and projects.

Establishing a new fund incurs no charges and 100 per cent of your donation goes to the cause you wish to support.

Donations can be established through the donation of one lump sum or through periodic donations.

Your gift may be named, whether for yourself, a family member, or friend. Please note that approval of named scholarships or prizes are at the University's discretion, and the University will consider any suggestions most carefully and give full weight to your wishes.

If you are interested in establishing an endowed fund please contact the Director of the Endowment for Excellence for a confidential discussion.

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