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Setting up a sub-fund under the Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation (ECF) is a simple way to start your structured giving during your life as well as creating an impactful legacy without the administrative burden of maintaining a trust yourself.

A uniquely named sub-fund can be started from as little as $20,000 and can be established immediately as well as added to in following years or within your Estate Planning.  As your sub-fund’s Trustee, we take care of all the investment, governance and administration. All you have to do is let us know which charitable organisations or projects you wish to support each year.

Case Study - The L T Seow Legacy

It was her work as an anaesthetist for 40 years, during which she was heavily involved in public and private hospitals through her clinical work, teaching and research, that drove Dr Lea Thin Seow’s commitment to providing healthcare to communities. Dr Seow was one of the founders of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) – established in 2016 and continues to support it through her philanthropy.

Dr Seow’s sub-fund of the Equity Trustees Charitable Foundation, established in her name, now supports several international projects in healthcare, including the Fred Hollows Foundation, which performs and teaches optical procedures to save people’s eyesight, the Royal Flying Doctors Service, which provides medical services to remote communities in the Australian Outback and Médecins Sans Frontierès Australia.