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Ways to support us

Whether you are alumni, a friend or supporter of Edith Cowan University, by donating to the ECU Foundation you have the opportunity to improve lives through supporting education attainment and collaborative research.

The operational costs of the ECU Foundation are 100 per cent supported by ECU and therefore no donations are used for the administrative costs of the Foundation.

Common methods people choose to support us are:

  • Individual donations:
    • by cheque, MasterCard or VISA - made payable to the Edith Cowan University Foundation; or
    • by Gifts-in-kind- including personal property such as rare books, works of art, valuable collectables and tangible items of demonstrated value.
  • Corporate partnership;
  • Bequests.

Individual donations

The ECU Foundation is able to accept a variety of gift types including cash, property (for example shares, land, trading stock) and cultural gifts (like artwork and books).

You can choose to make a one-off donation to the University or establish a regular gift. This is a great way to provide on-going support to the University for a specific project such as scholarships and prizes.

Corporate partnership

The ECU Foundation forms partnerships with businesses, trusts, foundations and community organisations to support the Foundation. By working in partnership with companies we are able to find new ways to capitalise on their investment which has a positive impact to the university and the communities we serve.

Through our partnerships we look for outcomes that meet the long and short term needs of students and researchers as well as the strategic objectives of our partners.

The Foundation welcomes the opportunity to develop specifically tailored partnership programs that will not only provide benefits for your organisation, but for the university and the broader community.


Edith Cowan University (ABN: 54 361 485 361) is endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) organisation, meaning donations to the University are fully tax deductible as charitable contributions under the ATO provisions. However individuals are recommended to seek their own independent tax advice.

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