Our charity foundation is committed to speeding up discoveries for this devastating disease which affects one in three Australians.
Established in 1984, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation has become a leading cancer charity and not-for-profit organisation in Australia. In total, the Australian Cancer Research Foundation has awarded more than $86 million in cancer research grants ($60 million in just the last seven years) to world-class Australian research initiatives.
Every dollar of every donation (100%) received by our cancer charity foundation goes to cancer research. In particular, it goes to research with the power to beat cancer, research that is vital to the development of effective treatments and diagnostic measures for all types of cancer.
We are able to ensure that only the most promising cancer research initiatives in Australia receive our charity foundation funding, thanks to our esteemed Medical Research Advisory Committee. Our MRAC is comprised of some of Australia’s most respected cancer scientists (including Professor Ian Frazer AC, co-creator of the cervical cancer vaccine) and it assesses each application for ACRF funding on its potential to make ground-breaking progress in cancer treatment, diagnosis, prevention and/or cure.
You can also click here to find out where Australian Cancer Research Foundation grants have been awarded since the cancer charity’s inception.
Our vision is of a world where cancer research scientists are enabled and equipped to achieve things tomorrow that they could only dream of today, to eradicate cancer and its affects on people.