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Whether it is fire, flood or family crisis, supporting our isolated farmers, finding a safe bed for the homeless or providing leading drug, alcohol and gambling recovery services, your philanthropic support means we can offer comprehensive care and assistance to those in greatest need.

The need in our communities is great, but with your philanthropic investment, we can partner together to create real, lasting change now and for our future generations.

Informing your decision

Philanthropic investments are important financial decisions and we would like to provide you with everything you need to make wise giving choices that reflect your values and align with your priorities.

Our effectiveness

Empowering people can be a gritty, difficult process and it takes time. That’s why The Salvation Army doesn’t assess effectiveness on output alone. We are committed to continuously improving the way in which we serve suffering humanity – and that means measuring impact. This commitment allows us to gauge the real results of our programs, not just the number of touch-points across the organisation.

Social impact measurement – greater trust and reassurance of your investment

We strive for outcomes that bring about long-term, life-transforming and intergenerational change. That’s why The Salvation Army has commissioned the Centre for Social Impact to develop an overarching Social Outcomes and Impact Measurement framework for our social programs.

The aim of the project is to systematically collect evidence on the difference The Salvation Army has made to individuals, families and the Australian community.

What we offer to you as a potential philanthropic partner:

  • Social impact measurement: clear and measurable outcomes achieved from donations
  • Our donor promise: transparent, accountable and regular reporting to donors
  • Intimate philanthropic events on topics of interest, such as homelessness, youth at risk, ending slavery and recovery from addictions, etc.
  • Partnership with a long-established and trusted[1] charitable organisation committed to continued best practice and real, lasting change.
  • The opportunity to:
    • play an invaluable role in the transformation of people’s lives and circumstances
    • exercise personal leadership as a catalyst for social change through philanthropy in Australian communities               
    • maximise impact and expand networks among like-minded peers through philanthropic Giving Circles

Next steps…

If you want to make a difference individually or through a family trust, foundation or private ancillary fund, please contact your local Development Manager to find out more about The Salvation Army, local, national and international funding priorities and to discuss strategic alignment of your philanthropic interests with selected programs.

Leave a lasting legacy to impact the community today, tomorrow and forever. Through a significant gift to The Salvation Army’s Endowment Fund, you will make it possible for The Salvation Army to initiate evidence-based interventions and develop new models of care for Australians in need. Please request your personal copy of our endowment booklet to learn about opportunities for Named or Specified Endowment Funds.

Ask your professional adviser about formalising your philanthropic giving through a structure such as a private ancillary fund (PAF). With the assistance of a professional adviser, a PAF is simple to establish and can offer a strategic and tax-beneficial vehicle for making a difference and living out your values.

Guide for financial advisers Guide for philanthropists 

Additional resources

Contact us for a copy of the Private Ancillary Fund (PAF) Trustee Handbook and/or Public Ancillary Fund (PuAF) Handbook by Philanthropy Australia.


Our Donor Development Team works with donors and professional advisers to bring hope and meaningful positive change through strategic philanthropy, wills and bequests and endowments. We are here to assist and help match your desire to make a substantial impact with a cause or issue that is close to your heart. Please do not hesitate to get in touch to find out more.

Phone 02 9466 3108, email, or fill in the form below. 

[1] McCrindle Research (2016) showed surveyed Australians recognised The Salvation Army as one of the most trusted and well-respected charities in the country. The Salvation Army, 2016 Annual Longitudinal Benchmarking Study, McCrindle Research, 2016.


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