We receive many questions when it comes to the Foundation, donations, fundraising and more. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions…
Unlike some other non-profit organisations, we do not hold public raffles, telemarketing, cash and goods donation boxes or associated arrangements with commercial fundraisers, as the majority of funds raised are retained by those service providers.
We like to keep administration and fundraising costs to a minimum.
In 2020, 84% of the donations we received were put towards project related investments. Our overheads are kept low through the generosity of many pro bono supporters who provide us with office space, IT, print, legal, audit and event management.
You can learn more about where raised money goes in our Annual Report.
The Children’s Cancer Foundation was founded by a group of parents in 1992. They wanted to create more welcoming and creative treatment environments for children, and provide practical support for families living with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Our team are current working from home (Melbourne, Victoria) until our office space in Melbourne Olympic Park, Richmond, generously provided by Tennis Australia, is made available once more following COVID-19 restrictions.
One of the key differences when compared to other NFPS in the childhood cancer space, is the range of programs, research areas and family support initiatives that the Foundation fund.
Together, we can contribute towards the day when childhood cancer is gone. A day when families no longer have to experience heartbreaking tragedy and sadness, and survivors live without the life-threatening side effects of current treatment.
The easiest way to show your support is to donate using the yellow DONATE button at the top of our website, located on the right hand side.
To change the amount of your regular giving donation, please call us on 03 7001 1450 and we can make the change for you over the phone.
If you would like to change the date that your regular giving payment is debited from your account, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your existing payment date and your preferred new date and we will update your donor records and send you a confirmation back once the change has been made.
Yes, donations to the Foundation of $2.00 or more are tax deductible. You will be sent a tax donation receipt when you make a donation via our website or over the phone.
We can send this via email or to a physical address that you nominate.
Missing a receipt? Call us on 03 7001 1450 and we can arrange to re-issue any or all of your financial year tax donation receipts.
While you cannot choose which specific project your donation goes towards, we are happy to let you know which pillar of support (Clinical Research and Trials, Clinical Care or Family Support) we have put your generous donation towards as new programs are funded.
Drop us a line if you would like us to arrange this for you.
Yes, fundraisers who would like to use one, or any of the Foundation's brand icons, including logo variations, should speak to our team to arrange the correct version to be sent to you.
We don't regularly sell or stock branded merchandise or promotional items. We may occasionally release a small range of items in support of specific large-scale peer-to-peer fundraising events, details of which will be promoted on our social media channels.
The easiest way to get the proceeds of your fundraising activities to us, is through the donate button on our website where you can nominate to pay by credit card, PayPal or direct deposit. Alternatively, drop us a note and tell us about your event - we love hearing about the things our wonderful community of supporters are up to!
If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, just head across to this link, tell us a little bit about your experience and what type of volunteering you're most interested in and we'll be in touch. It's just that easy!
Most of our volunteering opportunities fall in working hours, Monday to Friday. Why not ask your employer if they have a volunteer day leave program you could apply for if you want to help.
Head over to our Volunteer Your Time page or follow us on social to learn more about the current volunteering opportunities we currently have available.
Dedicated to raising vital funds for children living with cancer, our Million Dollar Lunch event is one of the most highly anticipated charity lunches in Melbourne.
In 2019 the Million Dollar Lunch raised over $2,000,000. Close to 95% of these funds were invested in childhood cancer research, a figure we are extremely proud of.
When you love someone deeply you want them to shine in your life always. You will do anything to protect them. Children’s cancer shouldn’t happen – but sadly, it still does. With your help, we're funding game-changing research projects that will help eliminate children’s cancer.Donate today