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Giving from overseas

Tax-advantaged giving for overseas donors
Our donors are located across the globe, supporting education and research that make a difference to those who need it most.

We've established a number of key relationships overseas to make it easier for our international donors to show their support.

If you’re based overseas, you can donate through the following trusts and foundations and receive the benefit of tax-advantaged giving in your country.

The USA Foundation

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The University of Sydney USA Foundation is a non-profit organisation which aims to promote, encourage and provide financial support for research and education in the USA and Australia.  

Established in 1994 by University of Sydney alumnus, Dr Phillip Noel Hartley Smith, the Foundation facilitates gifts from alumni, friends and organisations in the USA and their transfer to educational institutions, in particular the University of Sydney.  

Over almost three decades, the University of Sydney USA Foundation has granted over $15 million to the University of Sydney. These grants have played a pivotal role in ensuring the University’s continued excellence in teaching and research. Areas that donors in the USA have supported include everything from student scholarships and bursaries to research in areas like science and medicine. 

Why give?

The University of Sydney USA Foundation supports important research and education initiatives. By directing a gift to the University of Sydney, you can transform inspiration into action and contribute to life changing research, scholarships and projects.

Who can give?

As a 501(c)(3) charitable organisation, your gift to the USA Foundation may be tax deductible.

Anyone can give to the University of Sydney USA Foundation, including individuals, foundations and organisations. 

How to give online

  • Go to
  • Click "Send" in the top toolbar
  • Enter, choose the gift amount and click "Continue"
  • Select "Goods or Services" when given the option
  • Then follow the prompts to make a gift with your PayPal or bank account

The University of Sydney USA Foundation is governed by a Board consisting of:

  • David W. Anstice AO (Chairman and President)
  • Peter D. C. Mason (Vice-Chairman)
  • Lucy Harel (Secretary) 
  • Matthew D. Hall (Treasurer) 
  • Simon Allen
  • Ramune Cobb 
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Virginia L. Hood
  • Geoffrey J. Kelly
  • Iain Macfarlane 
  • Charles D. Mackenzie AO
  • David F. Partlett 
  • Alan Ruby
  • Louise M. Simon
  • Rhonda L. Soricelli 
  • Bruce Stillman AO
  • James D. Wolfensohn KBE, AO (Honorary Trustee)

PO Box 30
Princeton, NJ 08542
United States
T +1 609-452-2209

USA Foundation donor stories

How to make an online donation

Friends of the University of Sydney Trust
C/- The Britain-Australia Society
Australia Centre
London WC2B 4LG
T +44 (0) 20 7630 1075

To make an online donation:

University of Sydney Hong Kong Foundation Limited
Global Philanthropic
T + 852 2866 1535
F + 852 2529 0333