What We Do
Australia’s Leading Nonprofit Sports Fundraising Body
The number of people playing sport in Australia is in sharp decline. Athletes struggle to pay for sporting gear or for competition related travel. Grassroots clubs are resorting to using old and tired equipment.
While we all love our sport even the most basic of sporting endeavours requires funds. Unfortunately despite our love, sport is severely underfunded with many people struggling to afford the cost of play.
The Australian Sports Foundation has been helping athletes, sporting clubs and organisations fundraise for more than 30 years.
To further address the funding shortfall the Sports Foundation has successfully gained charitable status to enable private and public ancillary funds to invest in a sporting future where everyone can play.
We help Australian sporting clubs and individuals raise funds for their sport.
Over the past 35+ years, we have helped thousands of clubs and athletes raise hundreds of millions of dollars. We have funded all sports at all levels.
We are the only organisation in Australia to have Deductible Gift Recipient status for sport. This means any donation of $2 or more is tax-deductible.
This tax-deductible benefit, along with our tools, resources and personal support, helps you reach your fundraising goals.Find out more
We are for Australian sport. We know that sport has the power to transform communities. It improves the mental, physical, educational and economic health of the nation. It fosters community spirit and brings people together.
Although Australia has a proud sporting culture, the reality is sport participation is decreasing. This is particularly true among young people. If the decline continues, the country could face $88 billion in extra health costs over the next decade.
We are committed to reversing this trend by changing the conversation around sport's contribution to our country. Our goal is to raise awareness of how vital sport is to our country and gets the funding it deserves.
We administer a Charitable Fund, registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. The fund supports causes that use sport as a medium to achieve social change. This allows philanthropists to donate to charitable sporting causes through their Trusts, Foundations and Ancillary Funds.
Sport is important to our country. Philanthropic investment in sport builds stronger communities. It means a more inclusive, healthier and thriving Australia. Everyone has the right to enjoy sport.
We operate Australia’s only sport-specific and tax deductible fundraising platform.
When you start your online fundraiser, you will get a personalised webpage with an online donation form. We distribute the funds you raise monthly.
Your fundraising portal allows you to track live donation information and gives you access to tools, tips and templates to make your fundraising journey easier. We will also give you access to exclusive discounts and offers thanks to our partners who support sport.Start Fundraising
We have a team of dedicated Sports Partnership Managers who are here to help you reach your fundraising goals. They have decades of combined sports fundraising experience behind them. Many sporting clubs and athletes have raised millions of dollars with the help of our expert team. It's their job to support your fundraising campaign.Meet the team
The money we raise is granted to fund programs designed to increase healthy activity levels and grow participation in sport. Funds are distributed to support projects that improve access to sport for a range of people and communities. We focus on helping kids get active, on breaking down the barriers of entry for women, and on bringing more diversity to sport and access for all.Sports grants
OUR FOUNDATION'S FOCUS
We want to get kids off the couch and on to the playing field. Active kids are healthier, less likely to be obese and more likely to become active adults.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Everyone has a right to enjoy sport regardless of their ability, or their cultural, social or economic background.
WOMEN IN SPORT
Women and girls face unique barriers to sport participation, yet deserve the same opportunities.
SPORT FOR ALL
We help fund community-based organisations, schools and clubs to boost participation in grassroot and community sport.