Future2 exists to make a lasting difference in the lives of Australians experiencing social, financial or physical hardship.
The Future2 Board has a strategy to make the foundation sustainable while also expanding engagement with financial services professionals and grant making through the following goals:
- Future2 builds a $2 million corpus to enable grants to more than double over three years
- Future2 achieves high levels of engagement with donors, and between donors and grant recipients
- Future2 is an integral charity partner of the FAAA & SMSF Association
- Future2 establishes mutually beneficial, longer term relationships with grant recipients
- Future2 builds the active participation of trustees, ambassadors, committees and volunteers
Future2 was the initiative of a small group of members of the Financial Planning Association (now known as the Financial Advice Association Australia). Their passion and commitment was instrumental in getting the foundation off the ground. Since then, we have grown to become the foundation of the financial services professional, dedicated to supporting Australians in need.
March 2023 Future2 expands its scope to include members of the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA) and the Self-Managed Super Fund Association (SMSFA) as supporters and participants in its charitable activities.
December 2022 Future2 awards $149,000 to 15 community programs, via the Make the Difference! grants program.
November 2020 Future’s first virtual Community Cycling and Walking Challenge held engaging financial planners across Australia.
November 2017 Future’s first Hiking Challenge held in Tasmania to complement the annual Wheel Classic event.
February 2016 Future2’s first overseas fundraising event, the Kilimanjaro Challenge, sees a team of four scale the world’s highest freestanding mountain and raise over $38,500.
August 2015 The two-year agreement between Future2 and the FPA becomes an open-ended alliance in which they work together for the betterment of the Australian community and the enhancement of professionalism among financial planners in Australia.
August 2013 Future2 and the Financial Planning Association announce strengthening of their relationship with an agreement to make Future2 the Foundation of the Australian Financial Planning Association.
August 2010 First Future2 Wheel Classic – fundraising cycle ride from Bourke to Sydney – raises $84,000. The Wheel Classic is now held annually and is Future2’s primary fundraising event.
February 2009 Emergency appeal for the victims of the Victorian Bushfires raised $70,000, largely due to generosity of Genesys Wealth Advisers.
November 2007 Award of first Future2 Make the Difference! Grants, and annually thereafter.
November 2007 Status as a Deductible Gift Recipient confirmed by the ATO.
October 2007 AMP makes $100,000 founding donation to Future2.
May 2007 Recognised by the ATO as a charitable fund exempt from GST
April 2007 Established by Trust Deed and granted fundraising authority by the NSW Office of Charities.