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AFA Foundation Grants Program 2022

The AFA Foundation committee invites AFA members to nominate a local charity, which may not otherwise receive funding, to receive a grant.

We encourage our members to nominate a charity in their local community and make a real difference. Charities have seen demand surge due to COVID and the impact it has had on people, business and the community. At the same time, donations have contracted, and funding is harder for small charities to source. What better way could an AFA member serve their local community?

Complete the simple application and send it to us by Friday 29 April 2022.

Successful charity recipients will be announced in 31 May 2022!


AFA Foundation partners with AIA Australia and OnePath Life

In August 2021 the AFA Foundation was delighted to announce a two year partnership with AIA Australia and OnePath Life* to support our charitable work that is changing lives across the nation.

AFA Foundation Chair, Olivia Sarah-Le Lacheur, said the partnerships will help the AFA Foundation provide additional valuable support to charities that assist people in need across the country.

“We thank AIA Australia and OnePath Life for partnering with us to help improve the lives of Australians who are doing it tough,” she said. “Their contributions to the AFA Foundation will allow us to broaden and strengthen our charitable giving efforts.”

Ben Walsh, Chief Insurance & Investments Officer at AIA Australia, said, “We are a partnering organisation that champions shared value and making a difference in people’s lives.  By teaming up with the AFA Foundation, we are choosing to support a Foundation that significantly enriches the lives and livelihoods of others- which in turn will create meaningful impact and serve our community for the better”.

Nathan Taggart, Head of Sales at Zurich and OnePath Life, said, “In the face of the current challenges posed by COVID-19, we are incredibly proud to support the AFA Foundation’s efforts to support these important charities and in turn make a difference to everyday Australians and their families.  We have a responsibility to positively impact the lives of our customers, partners and the broader community.  This initiative, and our long-standing partnership with the AFA, is another way we hope we can make a difference.”

*OnePath Life is part of the Zurich Group.


National connect tour

At the AFA National Connect Tour 2019 we raised $22,573 for the following charities:

Lifeline WA, Melanoma TAS, MND Australia, OrangeSky Laundry, Steve Waugh Foundation.

National roadshow 2019

At the AFA National Roadshow 2019 we raised $21,208. 


Kodak trail 2018

A huge congratulations to our intrepid AFA trekkers, who have returned home after completing the gruelling 96km journey of a lifetime and raising over $114,000! A big thank you to all members for their valuable support to a very worthy cause. Proceeds raised will go to support Legacy, The Black Dog Institute, MS Research and Make-A-Wish Foundation. Donations are still open if you would like to support our trekkers!


AFA Foundation

Read more about the achievements and history of the AFA Foundation in an article written by Danny Maher published in the June Edition of The Financial Adviser Magazine – 2017.


To read this article, please contact us. 

Legacy Australia

The AFA Association of Financial Advisers has made a donation of $24,000 in support of Legacy Australia

2017 Inspire Roadshow

At the AFA 2017 Practitioner Roadshow we raised about $33,700: read more here about the charities we supported.

2017 Practitioner Roadshow

At the AFA 2017 Inspire Roadshow we raised about $8,780 for the Cancer Council: read the handwritten thank you note here.

Kodak trail 2017

Raised over $40,000 for the AFA Foundation

As part of the AFA Foundation’s 10th-anniversary celebrations, we partnered with Norgay Freeman to offer a Kokoda Trail program from the 30 August to 8 September 2017.

A superb trek into the heartland of Papua New Guinea, the Kokoda Trail is an Australian icon stretching some 96 kilometers through what is arguably some of the most rugged and wild jungle in the world.