All fees received by Third Link from managing the Fund’s investments, net of expenses incurred, are donated to the charitable sector. The donations to the charitable sector do not dilute the investment returns. Since the inception of the Fund in April 2008 up until 30 September 2021, these donations have totalled approximately $15,700,000.

Who do we donate the fees to?

Third Link primarily embraces a strategy for its philanthropic engagement that it has termed the Third Link THRIVE Program (THRIVE). THRIVE represents a portfolio approach to the charitable giving of Third Link, forging long-term partnerships with quality organisations that help children and young people across Australia to THRIVE, not just survive. It’s a truism that our children are our future, and in a nation as prosperous as Australia, it’s not overly ambitious to want great things for our kids. From time to time, Third Link may also choose to support other charitable organisations outside of this portfolio. Third Link engages Arc Connections to make recommendations on the charities to support as part of its THRIVE program and to monitor the performance of these organisations on an ongoing basis.

Full list of organisations we have supported since inception

  • Act for Kids
  • Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)
  • Australian Red Cross (2009 Victorian Bush Fire Appeal)
  • BackTrack
  • Bairo Pite Clinic
  • batyr
  • Beacon Foundation
  • Children's Ground
  • Dismantle
  • The Ethics Centre
  • Food Ladder
  • Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
  • ganbina
  • The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)
  • Little Dreamers
  • The Mirabel Foundation
  • National Centre for Childhood Grief
  • Outward Bound Australia
  • Raise Foundation
  • SHINE for Kids
  • Social Ventures Australia
  • The Song Room
  • Together 4 Youth
  • Uplifting Australia
  • The Wayside Chapel