As a business that enjoys the support of the community, we have a moral obligation to put resources and effort back into the community. Stanford Brown actively supports the following organisations not only from a financial perspective, but with our time and effort.
Stanford Brown Charitable Foundation
The Stanford Brown Charitable Foundation is a public ancillary fund administered by the Australian Philanthropic Services. The foundation was created with the aim of simplifying structured giving by relieving donors of all administrative concerns. The foundation currently has $1.5m in assets, meaning $60,000 will be donated every year into perpetuity to the charities of the donor’s choice.
Children’s Medical Research Institute
The Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is an independent medical research institute dedicated to curing genetic disease. 1 in 20 children are born with a genetic disease or birth defect, and the CMRI’s vision is to promote scientific research to reduce that number to zero. Stanford Brown has raised almost $200,000 for the CMRI in its four years of partnership through various initiatives such as Jeans for Genes day and a charity ball to celebrate Stanford Brown’s 30th year in operation.
The Exodus Foundation
The Exodus Foundation exists to meet the immediate material, emotional and spiritual needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people. They seek to empower young Australians through education and literacy and to protect them against the prospect of future unemployment and homelessness. Stanford Brown employees and clients engage in supporting the Exodus foundation via a food and toiletries drive.
Stanford Brown participates in the Cancer Council Pro Bono Program which helps people affected by cancer access free legal, financial, small business and workplace advice, if they cannot afford to pay for it. We are proud to be able to assist people affected by cancer in our community with their financial planning needs.
Want to start your own Charitable Foundation?
“To give away money is an easy matter in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.”
Aristotle (Ethics 360 BCE)
A public ancillary fund is a wonderful way of establishing structure and permanency to your giving program. It changes people from ad-hoc givers to structured philanthropists. It also enables families to come together to plan their charitable ventures as one unit. It can be a way to share your wealth, and to teach the next generation responsibility for the wealth they will one day inherit. PuAFs encourage families to find common passions and causes and to actively support their communities together.
Stanford Brown, in conjunction with Australian Philanthropic Services, can help you:
• Develop a set of philanthropic goals.
• Research areas of need that are of most interest to you.
• Put your grant-making plan into action.
• Measure the impact of your giving.