Contribute to SVA

Thank you for considering making a contribution to SVA.

There are a number of ways that you can support our work.

Online via GiveNow

Our secure payment gateway via provides you with the option of making one-off or recurring contributions to SVA online.

GiveNow takes no commission for this service, so 100% of your contribution (less a reduced merchant credit card fee), will be received by SVA. You will receive a tax invoice via email when your contribution has been approved.

By direct deposit

You can also directly credit SVA using these bank account details:

Bank: Commonwealth Bank
BSB: 062 220
Account: 10144669
Account Name: Social Ventures Australia Limited

If you decide to directly credit the Social Ventures Australia Limited bank account, please identify yourself in the description that will appear on our bank statement, by using your last name and then first initial. Please also complete this form and email it to or post to this address:

Social Ventures Australia
Level 7, 1 Chifley Square
Sydney NSW 2000

We will issue you a receipt for amounts contributed as soon as possible. Please note that once your donation is received it cannot be withdrawn or refunded.

By cheque

If paying by cheque, please ensure the cheque is crossed ‘not negotiable’ and made payable to the Social Ventures Australia Limited. Please attach your cheque to this completed form and post both to SVA at the above address.

By credit card (not online)

If you would prefer to use your credit card, but are not comfortable paying online, you can complete this form and post it to SVA using our address as above.

SVA has no religious or political affiliations. We have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and therefore donations to SVA are tax deductible. You can verify our DGR status on the Australian Business Register web site.

SVA Future Trust

The SVA Future Trust (formerly known as SVA Capital Fund) is a segregated and professionally invested pool of money funded by those who are interested in supporting the long term security and viability of SVA’s model.

Earnings from the investments are periodically distributed to SVA to support our ongoing work, while the capital remains professionally invested in perpetuity. Other organisations may refer to similar structures as ‘endowments’, ‘foundations’ or ‘capital funds’.

While SVA can legally access the corpus of the SVA Future Trust at any time, it is anticipated this would only occur in the event that SVA’s ongoing financial viability was in doubt.

The SVA Future Trust commenced in May 2007. Up until 30 June 2013 $3.37 million had been contributed to the Trust.

The SVA Future Trust was created because SVA recognises that without a permanent capital base to draw from, we must continually raise new funds from individuals, corporations and private foundations to support our work. Ironically, the more successful we are, the more funds we need. The cycle never ends.

While this type of ‘hand to mouth’ existence is not unique to SVA, it does pose risks to the stable, thoughtful and strategic way we work. Funding sources can be unpredictable depending on many external factors, including the health of financial markets and the economic prosperity of the time. A vehicle such as the SVA Future Trust helps minimise those risks as its earnings provide an ongoing income stream for SVA.

Additionally, a structure such as the SVA Future Trust can be useful as a vehicle to accept large ad-hoc donations, such as bequests, which can be invested and grown for enduring use rather than spent immediately.

The trustee of the SVA Future Trust is SVA Nominees Pty Limited, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of SVA.

Read more about the main corporate governance practices of SVA Nominees Pty Ltd and the duties and responsibilities of the Board in relation to the SVA Future Trust. (PDF, 52KB)

Members of the Board are:

Michael Traill AM – Michael is founding CEO of Social Ventures Australia. Director of GoodStart Childcare Ltd. Co-founder and former Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm.

Tanya Gilerman – Tanya is a partner in KPMG and leads Sydney’s Audit Financial Services practice. Her role has also includes the function of Chief Operating Officer of Audit nationally. Clients are principally in the banking, finance and investment management industries.

Gary Gerstle – Gary is former Managing Director of Man Investments Australia, an alternative investment manager.

Nigel Renton – Nigel is a financial markets professional with a record of building profitable business. An entrepreneur with a profitable complex risk management record and success building sustainable customer franchises.

Stephen Roberts – Stephen is an independent company director and has extensive business and management experience. He was previously a Senior Partner and Regional Business Leader, Asia Pacific for Mercer Investments. A member of several NFP boards including the Cancer Council Australia and Cancer Council NSW.

Mark Worrall – Mark is Executive General Manager, Structured Finance at Leighton Holdings Limited. Formerly, CEO of a small listed investment company, Keybridge Capital and before Keybridge, spent almost 20 years with global specialist asset finance house, Allco Finance Group.

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