We help Australians fundraise to achieve their sporting dreams

The Australian Sports Foundation’s mission is to help Australians fundraise to achieve their sporting dreams.

Since we were founded by the Federal Government in 1986 we have helped over 1600 athletes, organisations and sporting clubs, from the grassroots level through to the elite, fundraise more than $350 million to fund their sporting projects and needs.

We are passionate about sport and the benefit it brings to individuals, communities and all Australians and we’d like to partner with you to fundraise for a sporting initiative that is close to your heart.

The Australian Sports Foundation is here to make your fundraising easy and your project a success.

The Run Down

It's tax-deductible!

We are the only organisation in Australia to have Deductible Gift Recipient status for sports. This means that if you partner with us for your fundraising, all donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. It’s a HUGE benefit for individual and corporate donors and makes fundraising a much easier task.


Our platform is really easy to use and makes fundraising simple (we promise!).

You can use the platform for all kinds of fundraising activities – crowd funding, community events, peer-to-peer, one off donation and regular giving. We can even help you generate workplace donations through our partnership with Good2Give.

In the 2016/17 financial year alone we helped people just like you raise $45 million to follow their sporting dreams.

We also take the stress out of managing the paper work. We process your online and offline donations, ensure the funds are properly used and provide you with heaps of support from a dedicated Sports Partnership Manage so you can remain focused on fundraising.


We’ve got over three decades of fundraising experience which means we’ve built a really good knowledge of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to fundraising.

Once you sign up with us, you’ll be able to access lots of fundraising resources, ideas and templates to help support your initiative.

Our insightful Sports Fundraising Snapshot reveals who, what, when, where and how people donate to grassroots sport, and our Donor Research highlights the motivations and the “why” around donating to sport.

If your organisation is an Australian non-profit that is looking to boost its fundraising efforts then sign up today and let us help you achieve your sporting dreams.


But the benefits of partnering with us don’t stop with tax deductibility. We have three decades of experience fundraising for sport and have used this knowledge to create fundraising resources to support clubs and organisations of all sizes and capabilities to fundraise effectively and successfully.

Our insightful Sports Fundraising Snapshot reveals who, what, when, where and how people donate to grassroots sport, and our Donor Research highlights the motivations and the “why” around donating to sport.

See insights


We conducted Australia’s first ever research study into what motivates people to donate to sport and we are excited to share our findings with you. Best of all, it is the first in a series of insight reports that we are planning so you will have lots of insights into what makes sports lovers tick.

Click here to read our report.

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