About Garvan Research Foundation


The Garvan Research Foundation (ABN: 91 042 722 738) was established in 1981 to provide fundraising support to the Institute’s medical research programs. In addition to its fundraising activities, the Foundation’s activities have since expanded to support the Institute with a Public Engagement Program. This initiative aims to increase understanding of the need for, and importance of, Garvan’s medical research across the broader community.

Why Garvan Needs Your Help

Your donations to Garvan are vital to ensure our work can continue. This is because grants through major Australian funding body the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) do not cover the full cost of research.

For every $1 Garvan receives in government funding, we need to raise an additional 70 cents to ensure our scientists can continue their essential work.

Your donations to Garvan allow our scientists to continue contributing to knowledge that will ultimately lead to earlier diagnosis, better disease management, new therapies and prevention or cure of a range of diseases. Importantly they can help fund our most novel projects – those which are too early stage for government funding – and vital facilities and equipment.

More Information

To find out more about the work of the Foundation, and how you can help, please see the Support Us section.


For general Foundation enquiries, please call (02) 9295 8110 or email foundation@garvan.org.au