Welcome to a new charity dedicated to improving the lives of people with allergy and immune disease. This is a growing health issue. Some call it an epidemic. Everyone knows someone with an allergy.
The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is dedicated to funding medical research to find out why. This knowledge will lead to strategies for prevention, better treatments, and potential cures.
Launched in September 2013, the Foundation is an initiative of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), the peak professional body of immunology and allergy specialists in the region.
AIFA provides a vehicle for corporate and personal donors to contribute directly to medical research into immune diseases, identified by experts in the field.
We are proud to have funded four excellent patient-focused projects to date. See www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects. Our grants encourage collaborations between researchers throughout Australia and New Zealand and young reserachers trying to break into the competitive world of medical research.
Animal Management in Rural or Remote Indigenous Communities
Animal Management in Rural or Remote Indigenous Communities
AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) is a national not-for-profit charity that coordinates veterinary and education programs in Indigenous communities.
By working with remote Indigenous communities to improve the health of their pets, we are helping to create healthier, safer and happier communities.
Our Mission Statement
The objective of Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA is to reduce the incidence and disabling effects of arthritis, osteoporosis and related conditions in the people of Western Australia.
The Western Australian Arthritis & Rheumatism Foundation (WAARF) was inaugurated in October 1972, as a non-government organisation, through the efforts of Drs Phyllis Goatcher, Evan Owen and Roger Dawkins. Its first home was an office freely offered by the ANZ Bank in Murray St. Its main aims were care, education and research.
In 1991, the organisation's name was updated and changed to its present form. From this modest beginning, the Foundation opened its own custom built Resource Centre in 1994 after a successful Capital Fundraising Appeal, naming the building after Mr Bill Wyllie in appreciation of his significant personal contribution.
In addition to staff offices, the Wyllie Arthritis Centre houses a hydrotherapy pool, gymnasium, seminar and board rooms, café, book shop and leased office space to other tenants. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA offers a range of support groups and branches that have evolved from the self-help courses conducted over the years. As the population ages, the incidence of arthritis, an umbrella term for over 100 types of disease, is increasing at alarming rates and in 2004 was made the 7th Health Priority by the Federal Government, enabling state wide Foundations to benefit, by access to government funding.
Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA adheres to the West Australian Carers Charter.
Welcome to Australian Volunteers International (AVI).
For over 60 years, Australian Volunteers International (AVI) has inspired and supported 10,000 skilled Australians to live and work with host organisations and communities in 89 countries.
Our people-centred development work focuses on reducing poverty, providing health and education services, promoting human rights and gender equality and protecting the environment.
AVI is an independent not-for-profit organisation.
The Blue Knot Foundation works to create a world free from the impacts of childhood trauma. They advocate, build and deliver support to facilitate recovery with and for people, families and communities, affected by childhood trauma.
Driven by the needs of the people we serve, the Blue Knot Foundation are committed to enabling people affected by childhood trauma to lives they want to lead, lives which are satisfying, meaningful and connected with their communities.
Welcome to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.
We are a membership-based, non-government organisation, working since 2004 to support better conservation of the extraordinary natural and cultural wonders of the Greater Blue Mountains and its region.
Our mission is to engage people and science in caring for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
The directions and activities of the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute are consistent with the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention and its Operational Guidelines.
VISION: Our vision is the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area being loved and cared for by all.
MISSION: Our mission is to engage people and science in caring for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
GOALS: Our goals for the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area and its region are:
• To lead a problem-oriented research program that engages stakeholders and supports conservation policy and management
• To build awareness, skills and inspiration for protected area conservation, through education and experiential learning
• To implement a sustainable business model that leverages new financial and other resources
The Brain Foundation is a nationally registered charity dedicated to funding world-class research Australia-wide into brain and spinal disorders and injuries to develop earlier more accurate diagnoses, more effective and efficient treatments that lead to healing.
Over 60% of the death and disability in Australia is due to brain and spinal disorders and injuries. If you pause for a moment, you may realise that you have a family member or know someone who has such a sickness.
The biggest number with disabilities are those with migraine and chronic headache, nearly 3,000,000 and 4,000,000 respectively! Please see:
The largest number that cause death are the neurodegenerative disorders Alzheimer’s, Dementias and Parkinson’s currently affecting 500,000, although an increase is predicted and there are many other disorders such as: Muscular Dystrophy, Multiple Sclerosis and Motor Neurone Disease.
Established in 1970 by neurologists and neurosurgeons, the Brain Foundation funds groundbreaking projects that aim to advance diagnoses, treatment and patient outcomes. The research grants are selected by an eminent panel of clinical specialists of international standing. The process is open, transparent and fully accountable. Please see:
Receiving no government funding, the Brain Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals, corporate donors and bequests. After costs, 70% of your donation goes to the research program. If your donation and those of others helps us reach our target of $1,000,000, the Government will add up to 75%, almost doubling the impact of your donation and yours is tax deductible.
Your support will make a difference – now and for generations to come.
Founded in 2001 by renowned neurosurgeon Prof Charlie Teo, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation is the leading brain cancer organisation in Australia, focusing on research, advocacy and awareness. Its mission is to increase five-year survival from the current 20 per cent to 50 per cent by 2023 by funding quality, innovative research that accelerates new treatments to patients. Working with partners in Australia and internationally, Cure Brain Cancer is helping to steer the global brain cancer research agenda. It is accelerating new treatments to patients by supporting Australian science and bringing world-class clinical trials to Australia. This includes backing 23 research projects with collaborations across 40 sites, in four continents.
Thank you for supporting the Cure for MND Foundation! We are a 100% not for profit registered charity that aims to raise the profile of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) within Australia and abroad in the hopes that increased awareness may lead to not only better care for those affected by the disease, but also increased funding for vital research into finding a cure.
Our primary aims are:
The name of the foundation sums it up. We at the Cure for MND Foundation are passionate about funding the best and the brightest MND research within Australia with the aim of expediting discoveries of potential treatments for MND sufferers, and ultimately to finding a cure. We do this in the hopes of one day living in a world free from MND.
Until a medical cure is found, it is our belief that each and every MND sufferer and their family deserve to have the ability to continue to participate and thrive within their communities. In this regards, we are passionate about providing vital equipment and services to these patients in order that they may maintain independence, dignity, and an improved quality of life.
To Make Aware:
The foundation will continue to push MND into the spotlight in the hopes that by increasing the public profile of Motor Neurone Disease within the Australian and wider communities, governments and pharmaceutical companies will take up the fight and join us in a quest for viable treatments, and an ultimate cure.
Founded in 2006 The Dogstar Foundation is an Australian registered charity dedicated to improvind the welfare of animals in Sri Lanka by providing sterilisations, vaccinations and education programs leading to attitude change. Since 2006 Dogstar has worked closely with Sri Lankan communities and vets to provide sterilisations, vaccinations, veterinary treatment, education leading to attitude change and the development of veterinary practice. A dog charity with a difference, Dogstar is committed to understanding Sri Lankan communities and helping them to find sustainable solutions to animal welfare issues.
Sri Lanka is home to millions of roaming street dogs and cats, who suffer immeasurable pain from diseases, vehicle accidents, and cruelty. Overpopulation of street dogs (and cats) has been an issue that societies have dealt with in a variety of ways, many inhumane. The welfare of the animals has rarely been considered, and as a result, campaigns of poisoning, shooting, electrocution, drowning, starvation and other cruel methods have been used to "dispose" of unwanted animals. Such activities are not only brutal; they are ineffective because, although they may serve as methods for “immediate” results, they are not long-term solutions.
The life of an uncared for street dog can be wretched. Entire lives spent without any positive human contact, basic shelter or veterinary care. Suffering hunger, constant torment from preventable and treatable skin conditions or parasitic infections. Dogs and cats are at constant risk of being trapped in illegal snares, injured in fights over territory, contracting sexually transmitted diseases or being exposed to fatal diseases like Rabies. In Sri Lanka, the most effective way to deal with the street dog overpopulation crisis is through education, sterilization and vaccination.
The Dogstar Foundation is transforming animal welfare in Sri Lanka.
In an age where the natural environment of the earth is under increasing stress, caused by human activity, the role of scientific organisations like Earthwatch are more important than ever. The mission is to engage people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
As a global organisation with projects operating in over 50 countries in four priority research areas: Ecosystems / Wildlife, Ocean Health, Cultural Heritage and Climate Change, the chance to work with Earthwatch is both educational and often life changing. Earthwatch encourages everyday people to become heroes for the planet by engaging in Citizen Science.
Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland
Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland
The Environmental Defenders Office of Northern Queensland (EDO NQ) is a member of the network of Environmental Defenders Offices throughout Australia. EDO NQ is a non-profit, non-government community legal centre that specialises in public interest environmental law. Since 1996 we have provided free environmental law advice and support to the people of Northern Queensland from Sarina (south of Mackay to the NT border and PNG, including legal representation for certain cases. Our web site, and Facebook page provide information about our environmental law services, both Queensland and Federal environmental law and current environmental issues. We provide fact sheets on planning and environmental law, policies and rules relating to Northern Queensland's World Heritage Areas, which include the iconic Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics, and much other useful information relating to this spectacular part of Australia. It is our mission to protect this region from inappropriate and unsustainable development through the application of law.
Flights4Kids is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a free, professional and responsive regional/rural flight service for children with serious illness and their families.
Discovering a child has a serious, life-threatening illness is traumatic for any family, placing significant emotional, practical and financial pressure on the child, their family, extended family and carers. This is magnified for seriously ill children and families who live in regional/rural, often remote communities, where local life- saving medical treatment, equipment and expertise is limited or unavailable.
Foodbank Victoria is an independent not-for-profit organisation with more than 80 years’ food relief experience. We are the state’s oldest and largest organisation of our kind.
Our aim is to provide healthy food for all. To do this we work with a network of almost 800 corporate and community partners to source and distribute food to people in need across Victoria.
In the 2014-15 financial year, the equivalent of over 17 million meals was distributed to people across metro, regional and rural areas of the state.
As a member of the State Government’s Emergency Response and Recovery Committee, we are also there in times of disaster as the leading provider of emergency food relief to Victorian communities.
Your donation helps us save thousands of lions by stopping the cruel and barbaric industry of canned hunting.
FLOW took the issue of captive breeding and canned hunting to the Australian Govt and in 2015 created a global first when Australia announced the ban on lion trophies and body parts, a direct response to the horrific industry, with other countries now following Australia's lead.
It is the aim of this foundation to raise Australia’s presence to not only step up, but lead the world when it comes to our relationship with animals, wildlife and our natural world. Through leading the human animal relationship we can inspire the planet to live harmoniously, respectfully and in unity with all living beings.
Proud Australian partner of the explosive movie Blood Lions and recipient of IFAW's Advocacy and Policy Award.
Will you join your peers in protecting the natural world? Please give a gift today to show that you love Australia's wild places and wildlife. Your gift will be used by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife to acquire land to add to Australia's National Parks. This ensures that habitat for our wildlife is protected, and that these wild places can be enjoyed by the public, for all time.
Your gift will also support wildlife conservation projects for Aussie animals such as the Mountain Pygmy-possum, Little Penguin, Koala and many others. We love Australia's unique and amazing species and want to help save them from extinction. Will you join us today by giving your gift?
From heart disease to cancers, diabetes to suicide, Australian men’s top health issues are alarming yet largely preventable. Australian men; whether it be a friend, colleague, family member, partner or boyfriend, are more likely to have serious health problems, and that they die in greater numbers from almost every non-sex-specific health problem.
Got The Balls' aim is simple, to increase the number of men taking responsibility for their own physical and mental health and to enable them to be around for their families’ and friends for many years to come; and to raise awareness of the need for men to summon the courage, strength and truth within themselves to visit their GP or supporting agencies and ask for all relevant medical check’s to be carried out.
Even though men's health may not be emphasised as much as women's health, men have their own unique health issues and nutrient needs. Men tend to die at a younger age than women and are much less inclined to be proactive and preventive about their health care.
A woman frequently consults their health-care practitioner at least once a year, while a man tends to see his doctor when something is obviously going wrong; which can often span years, if not longer.
Nevertheless, men do have their own health concerns which can be addressed proactively.
Why would you risk it, why are you and your loved ones not important enough for you to have a simple hand full of non-invasive tests performed so that you will be as informed as possible about your mental and physical health.
Welcome to Greening Australia. We started conserving and restoring Australia’s landscapes in 1982 and haven’t stopped since. With teams in 30 locations around the country and over 150 staff we’re a proudly independent not-for profit organization. Our team uses the latest science to guide what’s best for our landscapes and the people and wildlife that live in them.
HeartKids are dedicated to provide support, encouragement and hope to families of children with Heart Disease, while raising awareness and vital funding into the causes of this chronic disease. While for many families of these children the future is clouded with uncertainty, our goal is to secure the futures of our very special kids.
The LifeAgain Foundation was founded with one primary objective; to inspire and connect men through times of change. Through meaningful connection, men can be supported positively during periods of challenges and change such as transition, dissatisfaction, divorce, loss, financial pressures, low self-esteem and the general malaise of our fast-paced modern lives.
The message of LifeAgain is that when it comes to change and how men navigate it, they are not alone. By drawing on the collective wisdom of a community of men interested in sharing and learning from both their own experiences and those of others, LifeAgain is able to recognize the male experience and bring focus to the issues that matter to men.
LifeAgain is about finding LifeAgain, through insight, inspiration and tools for a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
Thank you for helping us to Make a Difference in the lives of families in crisis. We are a small not for profit organisation who receives no government funding. Who help people in the Cities of Kingston and Greater Dandenong who approach us in times of need.
A donation each month ensures that we ---
- save lives
- give people help
- give people a fresh start
- ensure children are not hungry
Hi There and Thank you for consideration in supporting The Nature Conservation Council of NSW.
The Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) is the state's peak environmental non-government organisation, representing more than 150 community environmental groups. NCC has a strong reputation for leading effective action and influencing the direction of environmental protection in NSW. Founded in 1955, we have worked for over 60 years to protect wildlife, forests, rivers and oceans and mobilised thousands of people to demand real action to protect these areas and on matters regarding climate change. We have successfully responded to the critical threats to the Australian environment through our state-wide network of members, staff and volunteers. We work to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to achieve an ecologically sustainable society through advocacy, education, research and community empowerment.
Orangutan Foundation International Australia’s (OFIA) mission is to support and continue the orangutan and forest conservation efforts initiated by Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas in Kalimantan, Borneo. Dr Galdikas, who is Patron and a Board Member of OFIA, is an internationally renowned environmentalist, anthropologist and orangutan expert.
OFIA has two core campaigns; caring for orphaned and displaced orangutans at the OFI Care Centre & Quarantine in Pasir Panjang Village, Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo; and, securing habitat for their future release.
OFI currently care for 330+ orangutans at their Care Centre. These orangutans have been orphaned due to the destruction of their habitat for palm oil plantations, illegal logging, & mining. Without the OFI Care Centre, these beautiful, gentle apes would be homeless and more than likely dead. The Care Centre is a half-way house for orangutans, providing them with food, shelter and love along with the skills they will need when they are old enough to be released back into the wild.
However, for that eventual release to be successful, land needs to be secured to ensure they have a safe place to live.
Through The Orangutan Legacy Forest project, OFI aims to purchase, protect and replant forest habitat in Borneo that is vital to the orangutan’s survival - land which is protected from poachers, palm oil plantations, illegal loggers and miners, creating a large, protected and interconnected orangutan habitat ‘sanctuary’, keeping wild orangutans safe and creating this much needed sanctuary for the release of rehabilitated orangutans from the Care Centre. With so little protected forest remaining, and with many national parks off limits to ex-captive animals, this initiative offers a real and tangible future for those animals once they are ready to return to the wild.
For the orangutans currently being cared for by OFI, the Orangutan Legacy Forest truly is ‘the promised land.’ Each month more orangutans arrive at the Care Centre where they enter OFI’s rehabilitation program.
Rural Health Tasmania provides collaborative, consultative and high quality health and well-being services to community whilst recognising the importance of self-efficacy, partnerships and the values, strengths and needs of individuals families and the community as a whole so that all Australians may live in a positive, prospering, inclusive, healthy, respectful and safe society.
Rural Health Tasmania provides effective programs and services aimed at the prevention of mental illness, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, homelessness, unemployment and family violence and is committed to breaking the cycle generational disadvantage and poverty.
Welcome to the Saving Perth Animals From Euthanasia Incorporated (SAFE Perth) giver app. We have a large and dedicated team of foster carers and volunteers covering the Perth metro area, saving hundreds of lives every year. SAFE Perth rescue animals due for euthanasia at pounds and vets and take in unwanted and abandoned animals as far south as Albany, up to Broome in the north and York and Northam in the east. This includes flying animals in from remote communities. Rescued pets are then placed with volunteer carers to live in their own homes where they are cared for as part of the family. Whilst in foster care animals are assessed, vet work completed and basic training is commenced.
All SAFE Perth fosters are vet checked, sterilised, vaccinated, micro chipped, flea treated and wormed before leaving to live out the rest of their lives in loving homes that have been screened for suitability.
Stop Live Exports is an incorporated, not-for-profit, community organization that was founded in 1995. We have been lobbying against and educating about cruelty in animal transport and the live export trade for over twenty years.
There IS no humane way to transport live animals to foreign countries that have no animal welfare laws and where we realistically have no control over how they are handled and slaughtered, as over a decade of investigations and exposés has demonstrated and we believe animals should be slaughtered as close as possible to origin and that stunning must be mandatory.
Surf Life Saving has a proud tradition of saving lives for over 100 years. Since 1907, Surf Life Savers have volunteered their time and effort to provide a dedicated lifesaving service around the country.
The Surf Life Saving Foundation is the fundraising body for Surf Life Saving in Australia. We rely heavily on the support from the community to continue providing a vital service on keeping your loved ones and our beaches safe.
Our Vision is Zero preventable deaths in Australia and our mission, we save lives, create great Australians and build better communities.
Sustainable Living Tasmania (SLT) has operated in Tasmania for over forty years. We take a practical approach to helping make Tasmania’s communities and natural environments happy, healthy and sustainable. We are passionate about Tasmania and bringing Tasmanians together to develop a positive vision for our future.
We work with business, government, community organisations, the education sector and the public to create more resilient communities. SLT attracts funds through membership, grants and tenders to undertake projects that provide lasting benefits to Tasmanians – to name just a few: teaching children and their parents how to grow and enjoy fresh food; encouraging Tasmanians to support local farmers and small businesses as part of the Tassievore Eat Local Challenge; and assisting in the homes of low-income and elderly Tasmanians to make their homes more energy and water efficient, comfortable and cheaper to run.
SLT run a sustainable living education service, which includes a resource library as well as provision of training and educational workshops for diverse audiences. We offer impartial advice and information to make living sustainably simpler and engage Tasmanians with a diverse range of environmental and sustainability issues throughout the year.
SLT holds regular events throughout the year, which range from our Sustainable Living Festival, which attracts up to 10,000 people to smaller workshops, lectures, discussions and film nights on issues as diverse as bees, soil health, up-cycling, food security, energy efficiency, transport and seed saving.
Welcome to the Australian NPC Disease Foundation. Our Foundation is solely managed by families in Australia with children with Niemann Pick Type C Disease. NPC Disease is a terminal progressive, neurological disease which doesn’t enable the brain to process cholesterol. Presently there is no known cure and medication is purely on symptoms presented by the patient. Research is currently looking into a potential life enhancing, if not life saving, medication that will allow kids with NPC Disease to hopefully reach the age of adult hood and beyond, and enable them to have a better quality of life. NPC is a very aggressive debilitating disease. Patients lose their ability to eat, swallow, walk, talk, they suffer dementia and sometimes seizures, they are wheelchair bound and have no way of expressing or communicating their feelings. There are currently only a mere 5 families working for the Australian NPC Disease Foundation, as well as caring for their children whose ages vary from 2 years old up to 28 years old. Every person deserves the right to live, but having a rare disease seems to rob people of that right when it comes to gaining funding for research and treatment options, due to the small number of patients diagnosed. The incidence of having a child with NPC Disease is 1:150000, the chances of having further children with NPC Disease once already having a child diagnosed, is 1:4. Carrier status of NPC Disease, which also has consequences for the Carrier, is said to be in 1999, in Victoria alone, 1:200.
Please help us save our children and any other child or adult diagnosed not only now, but in the future with NPC Disease.
Welcome to our feisty foundation! The Bob Brown Foundation is about action with a vision to protect Australia’s wild and scenic natural places of ecological and global significance. Action for Earth is our mantra.
Thank you for helping kids be kids!
Variety - the Children’s Charity of Queensland is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs to live, laugh and learn. By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they may face and assists them to life a happy and fulfilled life.
Variety's work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, be able to communicate, enhance their education, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible the assistance to help them integrate into mainstream school and activities.
Unlike most charity organisations, which focus on a single problem or specific area, Variety knows few boundaries for children in need. Variety provides essential equipment and programs for individual children suffering one, or multiple of, more than 133 different conditions.
Variety QLD directly helps thousands of individual children and families in need - providing practical and much needed grants for items like wheelchairs, medical equipment, modified tricycles, electric beds, and communication devices for children who would otherwise ‘fall through the gaps’ and have nowhere else to turn.
Simply Put… We Help Kids Be Kids
Variety – the Children’s Charity’s mission is to help children attain their full potential regardless of ability or background. Variety’s work allows children to gain mobility and freedom, to get out and about in the community, be able to communicate, achieve independence and increase self-esteem, and where possible the assistance to help them be integrated into mainstream school and activities.
Variety provides grants to individuals and organisations for a great number of items such as special wheelchairs, vocal output speech devices, prosthetic limbs, special play equipment, Liberty Swings, Sunshine Coaches and much more.
By giving practical equipment, programs and experiences, Variety helps children in need to overcome whatever obstacles they face and live life to the fullest – simply put, we help kids be kids.
Welcome to Wildlife Queensland, the leading advocate for the protection and conservation of Queensland’s native plants and animals - the fascinating diversity of life in our state that sustains, inspires and amazes us every day. For over 50 years, our targeted, evidence-based program of on-ground projects and campaigns has been giving our wildlife a voice and the hope of a future for generations to come.
Wombat Awareness Organisation is an Australian based, volunteer-run non-profit organisation specialising in the rescue, rehabilitation and advocation of the Southern hairy-nosed wombat. Operating as the only free range, cage free wombat sanctuary in Australia, the Wombat Awareness Organisation is dedicated to developing strategies that keep wild wombat populations healthy, safe and free, while also running rescue and rehabilitation programs, disease management strategies and wombat behavior assessments.