Donations and fundraising

One of the largest and most trusted kids' health charities in the country, Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation (SCHF) raises funds to help provide all children with access to the best possible healthcare, whenever and wherever they need it. 

Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation is the exclusive charity partner of the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. They are an independent health promotion charity, registered with the Australian Taxation Office as an Item 1 Deductible Gift Recipient and an approved holder of the Registered Charity Tick. 

Since 1986, SCHF has contributed more than $330 million to support sick kids and their families.  

Whether it’s used to support vital clinical care, new equipment, training and education, ground-breaking research or building state-of-the-art facilities, all donations to SCHF help provide kids with the world-class healthcare they need and deserve. 

There are many ways to contribute. Consider each option and select the best way you can support us. On behalf of patients, families and staff, our Network thanks you for your valued support. 

Make a donation

Leave a bequest

Leaving a legacy is an act of kindness that makes a long-lasting and positive impact on countless lives, well into the future.

By leaving a bequest gift to Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation in your Will, you can help fund ground-breaking research, plan the purchase of vital cutting-edge equipment and enable the Foundation to continue to provide for world-class health care for children.

Leaving a gift in your Will, no matter how large or small, is a powerful way to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of children far beyond your lifetime.

Types of gifts

  • Residual – is the remainder of your estate after considering your loved ones and expenses have been deducted.
  • Percentage gift - a percentage of either the residue or the entire estate such as 25% of the estate.
  • Pecuniary – is a gift of a specific amount, such as $10,000.
  • Asset or assets – can be property or shares.

Discussing your intentions to leave a bequest

It's always best to discuss the type of gift you intend to make with your family and solicitor prior to finalising your Will.

See below for an example of the type of wording to use in your Will for your solicitor.

“I give to the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, ABN 72 003 073 185, being for [insert name of hospital or service],

  • The residue of my estate (or  __% of the residue of my estate), or
  • The whole of my estate (or __% of my estate), or
  • The sum of $___,
  • List of asset or assets.

for which the receipt of the Treasurer or another authorised officer shall be an absolute discharge.

Let us know

There is no obligation to notify us of your intended gift, however, we would be delighted to know! We can talk with you about how you'd like to direct your support and the future impact of your gift. All correspondence is treated in confidence.


Organise a fundraising event

Whether you organise your event through your company, colleagues, friends, the community, school or club you can help raise funds for children in need and have fun at the same time. Learn more on how to get started by visiting the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation website.

Visit the Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation website

Here are some of the events that our fundraisers have enjoyed organising, which might give you some ideas:

Through your company

  • Dress down day
  • Corporate golf day
  • Corporate lawn bowls
  • Head shave
  • Business dinner/lunch with guest speaker
  • Sale of products or merchandise with a percentage of proceeds being donated
  • Sponsored run, walk etc.
  • Staff party
  • Auction
  • Raffle

In your community

  • Local fun day or fair
  • Community garage sale
  • Trivia Night
  • Gala Dinner or lunch
  • Sporting club dinner
  • Craft sale
  • Sausage sizzle

At your school or college

  • Prom night
  • Mufti day
  • Sponsored run, walk or goal-athon
  • Christmas concert
Last updated Wednesday 12th June 2024