The Smarter Giving Model

Make a real difference in the community by making your donation go further with Acorn.

At the Acorn Foundation, we believe we can provide a better and more lasting way to give via our Smarter Giving Model. 

Put simply, our Smarter Giving Model allows your donation to grow over the years, as it is pooled and invested in perpetuity. Upon reaching our $50,000 distributions threshold, the investment income is used to make annual distributions to community organisations according to each donor’s wishes.

Our model means that a single gift will grow and continue to contribute to the community annually--FOREVER!

Donations that are tagged in this manner to specific charitable organisations can provide them with a lot of security. These groups know that they will receive this money every year through Acorn, which reduces the amount of money they need to raise--allowing them to get on with the good work that they do in the community.



Using the Smarter Giving Model, money is donated - invested to grow - distributed annually to community organisations


Sir Stephen Tindall talks about the benefits of donating through Community Foundations.