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Garvan Research Foundation

With your support, we’re creating a future where everyone lives longer, healthier lives.

The Garvan Research Foundation provides philanthropic support to the Institute’s medical research programs. Your donation helps our scientists develop better diagnostics and personalised treatments and ultimately prevent a range of diseases

By contributing to vital technology and know-how, your support also drives novel projects – the exploratory ideas and breakthrough science which will revolutionise healthcare. Every dollar goes surprisingly far, advancing our mission to create a healthier future. Together, we can work towards a future where we can stop disease before it starts.

Working together to benefit everyone

Every community in Australia could be impacted by our findings. That’s why, like our scientists, we collaborate with a range of community groups to ensure that our scientific breakthroughs are supported and translated into effective healthcare. We value each and every one of our supporters, whether you’re a donor, volunteer, fundraiser or generous partner. Our supporters are making the revolution in healthcare happen right now. You can be part of this revolution too. 

Need more information? Visit our frequently asked questions for supporters. 

Our supporter promise

Garvan scientists couldn’t complete their research without the incredible support of people in the community. We recognise that every one of our supporters plays an important role in realising our vision. Your trust is important to us, and that’s why we make this promise to you. 

Communicating with you 

  • We will be professional, respectful and sensitive to your individual needs. 

  • We will give you the choice of when and how we communicate with you – and you can change your mind at any time. 

  • We will provide accurate, clear, consistent and honest information. 

  • We will always respond to your queries promptly and professionally. 


  • We will steward your donations responsibly and use them to have the greatest impact on medical research. 

  • We will share with you how your support is helping advance our research activities. 

  • We will provide clear financial information each year via our annual report

  • We may decline a donation if we feel accepting it would be unethical or may damage our reputation – if we do, we will be willing to explain our reasons why. 

Fundraising and privacy 

Being a part of the Garvan community means being part of a groundbreaking, scientific revolution – thank you for joining with us. 

If you have any questions or concerns, you can call us on (02) 9295 8525, Monday to Friday (9:00am–5:00pm) or email us at