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What is the difference between “endowed” and “expendable” gifts?

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Expendable gifts are used in their entirety during a specific period of time. Gifts to an emergency, for example, are expendable. Some larger expendable gifts are used over longer periods for 3-5 years.

Endowment refers to funds meant to exist in perpetuity. These gifts are invested for the long term and intended to provide a permanent source of financial support for ChildFund Australia. Each year, a portion of the fund is paid out, usually about 5 percent, and used for the purposes the donor and ChildFund Australia agreed upon when the gift was made.

To find out if your company offers a gift-matching program, ask your human resources department about your company’s policy. You will probably need to fill out a form provided by your company, which your company will send to ChildFund.

If your company offers matching gifts, please let us know at the time you make your gift.