The Illuminate Fund (an Australian Communities Foundation sub-fund) was established in 2018 by The Thrifty Philanthropist Founder, Erin Davidson. The fund provides grants to health-based charities to help improve their environmental sustainability.
From little things, big things grow
The Illuminate Fund is currently in the form of a Gumnut Account. This program is a wonderful option for budding philanthropists, available through the Australian Communities Foundation (ACF).
Gumnut Accounts enable people to build their fund balance gradually over time. You’ll find that many similar foundations require a minimum upfront deposit of $20,000 or more.
The best part is that ACF has committed to entirely divest its $90 million corpus investment portfolio from fossil fuels and focus on investments with positive environmental outcomes.
Support the fund
20% of the proceeds from the sale of Entertainment Memberships will be donated to the Illuminate Fund. Get discounts on restaurants, accommodation and activities all year round and support a great cause at the same time. Find out more and get yours here.
Donations over $2 are tax deductible within Australia. You can donate here to help charities become more environmentally sustainable.
Environmentally sustainable health-based charities.
The Illuminate Fund aims to enable health-based charities to implement sustainable operating practices without diverting vital funds away from their core mission.
In December 2019, the fund supported The Royal Children’s Hospital Garden Program.