Value of philanthropy 

We recognise that supporting our research is often driven by different objectives. As such, we work closely with donors match their interests and objectives with Murdoch Children's expertise.

Like you, we want each gift to have the maximum impact, and to create better health outcomes for children and families.

We are committed to ensuring our supporters and partners are kept updated about the impact of their generosity, and offer a range of recognition activities.

 

Projects funded through philanthropy

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GenV

Biennale private donors, seed funded the project which attracted further funding from Ramsay Foundation and State Government. The state-based population-wide infant-to-child health study has just started recruiting. Over 300 families recruited in first 30 days.

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BCG Vaccine

Sarah Murdoch committed initial funding that attracted further funding. In addition, both Sarah and Lachlan Murdoch played a critical role in bringing together urgent funding that was needed - $10+m from Gates Foundation. The COVID-19 vaccine trial has since been rolled out to 10,000 healthcare workers, globally

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Foundation of MCRI

The advocacy work and funding of Dame Elisabeth seeded the establishment of MCRI, saving the lives of millions of children and improving the health of many millions more

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Philanthropic Funds

Co-investing into one of Murdoch Children's Philanthropic Funds will help us make an even greater difference to paediatric research, and the health of children both in Australia and globally.

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Murdoch Children's Strategic initiatives

Learn about the Institute's priority areas, the collaborative research programs which connect research with clinical care and treatment, including our unique partnerships with The Royal Children's Hospital and University of Melbourne.

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How you can get involved

Our major donor team works closely to match your interests with MCRI's expertise. Like you, we want each gift to have the maximum impact, and to create better health outcomes for children and families.

Contact our Philanthropy Team to explore how you can be part of a future ensuring that all children have the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life.

Matthew Hannan

Matthew Hannan

Head of Engagement & Philanthropy

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International giving

If you live in the USA, donations made through our philanthropic partner, The Chapel & York Foundation Inc are tax deductible. 

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The Chapel & York Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 and will issue you with a tax receipt for your donation, and then grant it to MCRI at the Chapel & York Foundation’s next quarterly board meeting.
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Donations to Murdoch Children’s help us accelerate the breakthroughs that will give all children the opportunity to live a healthy and fulfilled life.