"Something all South Australian's should be proud of."
Fostering Research Excellence and Early Career Development
Established in 1976, we are a collaboration of institutions with a shared vision to generate new knowledge and developments in research that will ultimately help improve a child’s quality of life.
University of South Australia
University of Adelaide
Women's and Children's Hospital
Founded with proceeds from the SAS Channel 7 Adelaide (then SAS10) annual Christmas Appeal telethon, the Foundation today dedicates around $1.5 million in grants each year to South Australia’s world-class research organisations, universities, institutes, health services, educational and other organisations that work tirelessly to generate new knowledge and build research capability that’s vital to improving the quality of life for all children.
We’re also passionate about fostering research talent and career opportunities in South Australia and dedicate our annual funding entirely to state-led research.
All areas of research into a child’s health, education and welfare are considered, including community-based studies, clinical studies and basic science in the children’s research fields of allied health, fertility and pregnancy, dentistry, education, environment, nursing, medicine, mental health, midwifery and social sciences.
Today, the Foundation is especially committed to supporting the areas of child protection, mental health, reducing obesity, and the impacts that social determinants have on a child’s health and development.
Operating as a registered charity and a not-for-profit incorporated association, where operational efficiency is a priority, the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation works diligently to increase the funds it provides through the careful management of investment returns from an endowment portfolio, and by seeking and nurturing the charitable giving, corporate partnerships and kind patronage it gratefully receives from Australia’s business and family communities.
The Patron of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is the Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC.
The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land upon which we are located and their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We are committed to ethical, equitable and inclusive research that benefits all Australians.