Investing in public education

To support the important role played by public education in ensuring fair, equitable and high-quality education for all, you can donate to the Public Education Foundation.  The Foundation is committed to building long-term partnerships with business and philanthropic organisations to achieve the best results for educational goals. We work with our partners to create a scholarship package to address particular areas of disadvantage and/or help students pursue excellence in particular curriculum areas.

Donations can be made online.  If you would like to make a donation via bank transfer, please email us for our bank details. Cheques can be posted to PO Box 1393, Darlinghurt NSW 2010.  All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

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End of Year Appeal 

At the end of each year our hardworking scholarship panels finalise the lists of students who will receive our life-changing scholarships in 2019.  It’s a difficult and often heartbreaking process, as we have been overwhelmed by need and potential in our public schools.

In December, just before the end of this school year, we will advise scholarship applicants whether they have been successful, or not, in receiving support in 2019.

We hope to raise $40,000 before Christmas so we can award scholarships to many more deserving students. We need your help to do this. 

Donate to help us break the cycle of educational disadvantage

Other Ways To Give

Public Education Foundation Bequests


Leaving the next generation a good education is one of the best gifts you can make.  You can make a lasting impact on the lives of students by including a donation to the Public Education Foundation in your will. We have guidelines on how you can do this.

Public Education Foundation Workplace Giving

Workplace Giving

If you work for the NSW Department of Education and Communities, you can donate to the Public Education Foundation through regular payroll deductions.
If you work elsewhere, we can help you sent up a “Workplace Giving” scheme. All donations above $2 are tax deductible.

Public Education Foundation Fundraising


There are many ways in which you can fundraise for the Public Education Foundation. You can host your own event, participate in existing events or volunteer at an event.  You may wish to raise funds for the Public Education Foundation in general, or for a specific scholarship or area of interest.

Public Education Foundation Volunteering


The Public Education Foundation relies on the help of our supporters and volunteers.  If you would like to donate your expertise and professional skills to public education, advocate for public education, organise a fundraising event and/or become a Public Education Foundation partner, let us know.

Contact us about a Bequest
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Contact us about Volunteering
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