Frequently Asked Questions

What type of charity is the Joanne Tubb Foundation?

The Joanne Tubb Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and eligible tax-deductible donations have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (Item 2) with the Australian Tax Office.

This means that any eligible donation of greater than $2 can be claimed as a tax deduction.

How can the Joanne Tubb Foundation distribute the funds it collects?

As an endorsed DGR Item 2 charity, the Joanne Tubb Foundation is not able to give money directly to individuals or other organisations unless they are endorsed as a DGR Item 1 charity.

This means that we donate the money we raise for a specific reason (eg a scholarship) through the charitable arm of the associated organisation (eg a university).

What percentage of the funds collected are used to support the vision and mission of the Joanne Tubb Foundation?

All of the Board members volunteer their time to run the organisation. The overheads we carry are those required to meet our statutory reporting requirements and insurance requirements.

How do I check if an organisation is a DGR?

Visit http://www.abn.business.gov.au/ and enter either the organisation’s Australian business number (ABN), or name, in the search box. If the organisation is a DGR, information about its current DGR status is recorded under ‘Deductible gift recipient status’. A complete list of endorsed DGRs can be downloaded from http://www.abn.business.gov.au/DgrListing.aspx.