We're Dedicated to Enriching the Lives of Children Through Research

Our Outlook

Our Outlook

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children through research. Our grant funding program is underpinned by an ambition to help every child live the most happiest and healthiest life they can. We’re also passionate about fostering research talent and career opportunities in South Australia and dedicate our entire annual funding to state-led research.

"Something all South Australian's should be proud of."

Rosanna Mangiarelli is a journalist and presenter with 7NEWS Adelaide, and is Ambassador of the Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation. “It’s an absolute honour to be an Ambassador for the Children’s Research Foundation. Its dedication to our young and giving them the care they deserve is heart-warming and something all South Australians should be proud of.”
Fostering Research Excellence and Early Career Development

Fostering Research Excellence and Early Career Development

We actively engage with like-minded organisations that share our commitment to advancing research and development for children’s health, education and welfare, in South Australia. And through our CRF Fellowship program, we’re also offering a front-line opportunity for mid-career researchers to pursue ground-breaking advances in the Prevention and/or Management of Childhood Disability and Disease.  

Our Story

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation of South Australia is an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of children through research.

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.

Flinders University

Flinders University

University of South Australia

University of South Australia

University of Adelaide

University of Adelaide

Novita

Novita

Women's and Children's Hospital

Women's and Children's Hospital

Seven Network

Seven Network

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.

Join us in supporting research today, to improve the lives of children tomorrow

Foundation Rules

The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation is governed by the Rules of the Foundation, in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Act, 1985, as amended.

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.