ANU Foundation USA

ANU has a strong connection to the USA through a community of alumni and friends living and working across the country. The ANU Foundation USA plays an important role in keeping our global community connected by promoting excellence in education and research, including the exchange of knowledge, faculty and students between ANU and the universities of North America.

Our priorities

The ANU Foundation USA Board works closely with ANU to understand the University's priorities and identify how the Foundation can support them. Currently, the Foundation is focused on establishing and funding two scholarship programs. One to create opportunity for student exchange between ANU and the USA and the other for alumni to join together to create an endowed scholarship for students experiencing financial hardship to attend ANU.

I want to continue to build the ANU alumni community in the US, and also create opportunities to convene and share ideas and experiences

Sarah Backhouse, ANU Foundation USA Board Chair

In addition, the Board is focused on supporting staff and students at ANU who have found themselves in unexpected hardship due to the global pandemic. The Student Urgent Relief Fund and Care for Your Colleagues Fund both provide immediate support to staff and students who need urgent assistance. Please join us in supporting those within our community experiencing the greatest need at this time.

How to give

By giving an unrestricted gift to the ANU Foundation USA, you allow the Board to allocate funds to the areas of greatest need.

If you would like to give to a particular area or fund, you can specifically direct your support when making a donation.

The Foundation is seeking support for scholarships, ground breaking research, enhanced student experiences and awards. This is an opportunity for you to truly make a difference in research and to the lives of students at one of the world's leading Universities.

 If you would like more information on how to direct your contribution to a specific area, please contact us.

Giving through the ANU Foundation USA ensures donations made from the USA are tax deductible. Make your gift online today by visiting the donation portal, or you can make your payment by personal cheque - cheques should be mailed to:

ANU Foundation USA
c/o Chapel & York Ltd.
155 E. 44th Street
6th Floor, Suite 34,
New York, NY 10017

We thank you for your generosity.

Donations to the Foundation are deductible charitable contributions by donors for income tax purposes under 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code.

For ANU Staff Reference only

All grants from the ANU Foundation USA require endorsement from ANU. Any ANU Colleges, Departments, or Units seeking philanthropic support through the ANU Foundation USA need to contact ANU Advancement to have requests reviewed and submitted.

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