Overview:The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation has been supporting the researchers of South Australia for over 40 years by providing grants to advance their work into improving the health, education and welfare of Australia’s children.
Since the Foundation’s inception in 1976, grants totaling $28,238,328 have been provided to community-based studies, clinical studies and basic science projects in the fields of allied health, fertility, mental health, dentistry, education, environment, nursing, medicine, midwifery and social sciences.
Today, the Foundation is especially committed to furthering the capability of research into improving children’s mental health, bettering child protection, reducing childhood obesity, and understanding 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 aims to increase the funds it provides each year through the careful management of investment returns from an endowment portfolio, and by growing the charitable giving and patronage received from individuals and Australia’s business and family communities, of which 100% raised goes directly to research programs.
The Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation has an established and proud association with Channel 7 Adelaide and some of the nation’s leading research and service organisations - Flinders University, Novita Children’s Services, The University of Adelaide, University of South Australia and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network - that together forms its honorary Board and independent Research Committee.
The Foundation also works in collaboration with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute to fund the Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, Professor Jozef Gécz.