ASCA Supporting Charities

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As well as helping improve school purchasing and canteen profitability, ASCA also has a secondary purpose: directing funds to charities which support the education and welfare of school-aged children.

As a not-for-profit organisation, each year ASCA donates its surplus funds to a range of registered charities. The ASCA Constitution sets out that the charities we support must be: registered charities, which provide direct and indirect support, to facilitate the advancement of the education and welfare of school-aged children.

Since our inception in 1979, ASCA has continually supported charities that assist school-aged children, with millions of dollars donated.

ASCA has established the Australian Education Foundation (AEF) Trust to manage the funds it has set aside for charitable purposes and to direct funding to worthy causes that are consistent with ASCA’s charitable objectives.

If you wish to make a tax-deductible charity contribution to the AEF Trust, call ASCA on 03 9818 8185.

Charities we support

  • The Smith Family

    The Smith Family is a children's charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves. Last year over 100,000 disadvantaged children received support in all states and territories.
    ASCA provides funding each year for the Smith Family "Learning For Life" program.



    AEIOU is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing a professional, full-time early intervention program of the highest quality for pre-school children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The outcome is that most of the children continue into mainstream education.


  • State Schools Relief

    State Schools Relief is an organisation established in the 1920s in Victoria which was established to assist needy state school children, in particular to supply them with school clothing and footwear. ASCA is the largest non-government funder of the organisation and has provided well over $1 million in donations.


  • Stewart House

    Stewart House is a charity, hospital and school. It provides healthcare and short-term respite for children in need who are enrolled in public schools in NSW and the ACT. Children come to Stewart House because they need a break from their normal life. Children are given medical, dental and optometric assessment, and if necessary, treatment. There is no cost involved. School principals are the only ones that can refer students to Stewart House.



  • STELR​

    STELR (Science, Technology, and Engineering Leveraging Relevance) incorporates high quality science, technology, and engineering programs for secondary schools, designed to increase participation in STEM projects. ASCA helps to increase the availability of the program in ‘disadvantaged’ schools.