Our Research teams are doing exceptional work – the impact of which will lead to continuing improvements in patient care from new discoveries. These discoveries will change lives and can have significance around the world. Importantly they will continue to add to the emerging new Geelong – a smart city with its key pillars in health, innovation, education, tourism and complimented so significantly by sport and the arts.

Join us in making the Edge of Tomorrow a reality.

Your philanthropic investment today can make an extraordinary difference now and into the future. There are many ways in which you can help. You can choose the area of research you would like to support and whether you would like your gift to be applied now, or invested with the Foundation to support future projects. You can even split your gift between both.

Importantly, the choice is yours.


There are real and immediate needs where your gift will have an instant impact. Today.

Funding today could assist in providing PhD student scholarships, equipment and consumables, or provide seed funding for a project necessary before submissions can be made to the NHMRC.

You can determine which area of research or patient care that your gift is directed towards.


Architect’s impression of a possible future Institute of Research Excellence in Geelong


By investing your gift in the Barwon Health Foundation Future Fund, you will make an impact for the next generation and many more to come. Your gift will be safely invested to allow a corpus to grow whereby the interest earned is used to fund specific and major projects. Once again, you can control where these funds will benefit – research, medicine, equipment, major projects, facilities, infrastructure and buildings (such as an envisaged Institute of Research Excellence).

Alternatively, donors can entrust the decision to apply funds to the discretion of the Barwon Health Foundation Future Fund Directors, for example to assist a future urgent and critical need in Oncology or a research project.


Donors can make a single one off gift or, alternatively, pledge their gift over 2,3,4 or 5 years. Donations to Barwon Health Foundation are fully tax deductible.

Donors can also make a gift via as a bequest in their Will.


Importantly there are many ways in which your gift will be appropriately recognised and acknowledged, whether this be a named scholarship, a family fund, recognition through buildings and infrastructure eg named wards, rooms or equipment. Significantly, all donor will be recognised in a manner reflective of the contribution made. For example, $100,000 will fund a named PhD scholarship for 3 years. $1,000,000 will fund a named scholarship in perpetuity.

All donations over $50,000 will be recognised on an Honour Board to be erected in our research precinct.


For more details please contact Future Fund Development Manager, Francis Trainor on 0439 630 022