The Foundation

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation has been supporting the researchers of South Australia for over 40 years, providing grants to advance the health, education and welfare of Australia’s children.

Today, the Foundation is especially committed to helping build knowledge and capability in the areas of child protection, children’s mental health, childhood obesity and understanding the impact that social determinants have on children’s health and development. A particular emphasis will be given to these areas in the 2020 Grant Round.

The Foundation has an established and proud association with Channel 7 Adelaide and some of the nation’s leading research and service organisations who together form its honorary Board and independent Research Committee:

As a not-for-profit incorporated association and a registered charity, the Foundation aims to increase the funds it provides through investment returns from its endowment portfolio and by raising funds with South Australia’s business and family communities.

Currently, over $1,500,000 is distributed annually to community-based studies, clinical studies and basic science projects in the fields of allied health, dentistry, education, environment, nursing, medicine, mental health, midwifery and social sciences.

Since its inception, the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation has provided grants totalling:

$28,238,328

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