In 1984, ACRF’s founders, Sir Peter Abeles and Lady Sonia McMahon, identified a gap in scientific funding and set about trying to fill that gap. They did this by raising funds to provide large grants for cancer research equipment, technology and infrastructure in the most efficient manner possible.
Today, Australian Cancer Research Foundation are proud to receive the registered charity tick from the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). A stamp that is reflective of the standards to which ACRF proudly holds itself to.
The charity tick initiative has been developed to give reassurance to donors that a charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting its presence on the ACNC Charity Register.
The ACNC aims to improve public understanding of the work of charities and the not-for-profit sector. As part of this work, they make available the information collected annually from the 54 000 charities operating in Australia.
As well as the Charity Register being a regulatory tool, ACNC also analyses the information and conducts research to learn more about the charitable sector and how charities contribute to the community. They publish their findings in an in-depth analysis of the financial situation of Australia’s charity sector, called the Australian Charities Report. Read the Australian Charities Report and explore the data.
ACRF has awarded $129.2 million in 65 cancer research grants to 36 research institutes, universities and hospitals across Australia. Thanks to our supporters, these grants make a real impact by providing researchers across Australia access to state of the art technology to speed up research outcomes and save lives by saving time.
If you would like to read more about ACRF and the impact it has had on cancer research over the past three decades click here.