Supporting education and related programs for the empowerment
of children, youth and their communities in the Asia Pacific

Frequently Asked Questions

We have included responses to the most Frequently Asked Questions regarding the Lasallian Foundation and the work we do.  Please select from the categories below.  If you would like any additional information please contact us at info@lasallianfoundation.org

  • FAQs - General

  • FAQs - Administration & Funding

  • FAQs - Our Work

  • FAQs - Donor & Fundraising

 

FAQs - Donor and Fundraising Information

  • Why should I donate to the Lasallian Foundation?

The Lasallian Foundation targets the poorest of the poor regardless of gender, race, faith or nationality. We monitor and evaluate all projects and know the people who administer them.

  • How much of my donation is used for administrative costs?

Over 85% of donations received goes directly to the projects.  

  • how do I know that my online donation is secure?

Security is an important priority for us and we are committed to protecting your privacy. We use the most up-to-date technology available to protect your personal details.
To avoid the risk of computer fraud, your credit card number is not stored in our system at any point in the payment process. Please see our privacy policy for further information.
We use IP Payments and ANZ Bank as our secure payment gateway providers. All credit card transactions are encrypted before transmission using SSL encryption.
Secure pages on the website are prefixed by https://

IP Payments are PCI Level 1 compliant - this is the highest level of security certification in the payment cards industry.

You can be confident that your online donation is secure.

  • Can I claim a tax refund on what I donate?

Yes every donation over AUD$2 is tax deductible. 
Workplace Giving donations are pre-taxed dollars.

  • Does the Lasallian Foundation have a child sponsorship program?

Yes but our programs focus on communities rather than individuals. A sponsor child represents the community and program. This way of managing our sponsorship program reduces the burden for our teachers and principals and project managers in-country while still being an effective and efficient approach for positive developmental outcomes.

  • when will my direct debit for my regular donation be deducted?

Direct debits for regular donations are deducted on the second Wednesday of each month.

  • How do I update my details? (Eg. banking/address)

You can change your details online or contact our staff on 03 9508 2700 who will be happy to help.

  • How can I change the amount I donate?

Simply contact our staff on 03 9508 2700 who will be happy to help.

  • Can I add my spouse as a supporter?

You can simply contact our staff on 03 9508 2700 who will be happy to help.

  • My circumstances have changed and I'm having difficulties with my current donation, what can I do?

We understand that things can change. Please contact our friendly fundraising staff on 03 9508 2700 and we can advise of your options.

  • How can I change the date that I am direct debited?

To amend the date that we debit your bank account or credit card, you can call our friendly fundraising staff on 03 9508 2700.

  • What if I don't want to donate online?

We accept donations over the phone by calling 03 9508 2700 during business hours (9am-5pm, Monday to Friday AEST). Or simply complete and post this form to REPLY PAID 668, Malvern VIC 3144 Australia. 

  • How do I access my tax invoice?

Your tax receipt is automatically sent at the end of each financial year, so you can expect to receive it in early July. If you have misplaced a tax receipt, do not hesitate to contact us on 03 9508 2700 and our team will be happy to send you a copy.
Please keep us updated of any changes of address to ensure prompt and safe receipt of your tax invoice.

  • How do I learn more about Workplace Giving?

To discuss how you can set up a workplace giving program at your organisation, or how to begin donating to the Lasallian Foundation through your company's existing workplace giving program, call our fundraising team on 03 9508 2700 or email fundraising@lasallianfoundation.org You can also visit our Workplace/Payroll Giving page or download our Workplace/Payroll Giving brochure for more information.

  • How do I find out more about leaving a gift in my will?

Including a gift in your Will to the Lasallian Foundation, no matter how big or small, will help us continue helping disadvantaged and marginalised children for generations to come. Please head to our Bequest page for more information or if you would prefer to speak to someone, please contact our Bequest team on call 03 9508 2700 or email fundraising@lasallianfoundation.org.

  • I want to make a monthly donation but I want to pay by cheque/ cash. How can I do this?

The Lasallian Foundation has a range of payment options including cheque and money order. You can send in your monthly donations either via cheque, money order or direct deposit into our bank account. For security reasons, we do not encourage you to send cash through the post. Please send cheque or money order donations to:

The Lasallian Foundation
PO Box 668
Malvern VIC 3144
AUSTRALIA

If you wish to make a direct deposit into our bank account or you have any further questions please contact our Fundraising team on 03 9508 2700 or send us a message.

  • How do I unsubscribe from the Lasallian Foundation emails &/or mail outs?

You can read our Privacy Policy. Or alternatively please contact a member of our friendly staff on 03 9508 2700 or send us a message to assist with this request.

  • Can I donate clothes, food or other supplies to the Lasallian Foundation during an emergency?

The Lasallian Foundation does not accept donations of goods or items for overseas emergencies. Financial donations are best so that appropriate relief items can be purchased locally. The rationale for this includes purchasing relief items locally can help stimulate local economies affected by a disaster and the costs of transporting goods-in-kinds to disaster-affected regions is prohibitively expensive and so the costs outweigh the benefit.

 Questions regarding ShareGift Australia

  • What is ShareGift Australia?

ShareGift Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that provides shareholders with an easy and tax deductible way to sell and donate small parcels of shares that would otherwise be difficult and expensive to trade. ShareGift Australia donates the cash proceeds to Australian charities with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. This provides Australian shareholders with the opportunity to sell their shares and donate the proceeds to charity, without having to pay brokerage fees.

The ShareGift proposition differs from other programmes as selling and donating through ShareGift Australia ensures that 100% of the market value of the shares is used to benefit the Australian community.
ShareGift is endorsed by ASX and ASA.  ShareGift was started by JBWere and National Australia Bank to create a sustainable and transparent infrastructure to facilitate giving to the community. 

  • What shares can be donated?

Shareholders can donate any shares held in Australian listed securities.
They can donate any amount of shares to ShareGift Australia. Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

  • Who are the charities that receive funding from ShareGift Australia?

Unlike other corporate donation programs, ShareGift enables Shareholders to nominate a charity of their choice that may benefit from share sales. 
It is important to note that giving is limited to DGRs (deductible gift recipient).  This means that charities must have DGR status to be eligible for ShareGift funding. ShareGift does not accept funding applications from individual charities.

The Board of ShareGift Australia has final discretion on distribution. Each quarter, the Board distributes available funds, and in doing so, the Board takes into consideration the recommendations made by donors on the ShareGift Donation Form.

  • How are recipient charities chosen?

Funding distributions to charities are made on the basis of prioritised recommendations from LPOs. 

  • What are the benefits?

ShareGift presents an inexpensive and convenient way to for shareholders to dispose of shares at no cost to themselves and to the benefit charities. 

  • What are the costs to a charity?

The only cost to a Charity is for the dissemination of information to supporters. 

  • Is there a minimum amount of shares that can be donated?

There is no minimum amount of shares that can be donated.

  • Where should completed donation forms be sent?

Donations Forms should be returned direct to ShareGift. A completed Donation Form constitutes an instruction to sell. 
ShareGift is responsible for placing the sell orders to market via one of their brokerage free brokers - at this stage JB Were or Macquarie Equities. ShareGift will also convert any CHESS sponsored holdings to Issuer sponsored holdings.

 

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