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The best way
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the future is
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why philanthropy matters

Philanthropic gifts are the lifeblood of NBCF-funded research projects.

When you choose to donate a gift to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, you are contributing to the resources and the time and space a researcher needs to make game-changing research breakthroughs.

A gift is a powerful opportunity for you to direct your generosity into a research area that matters most to you – and directly affect change.

At NBCF, our history proves that research gets results. With your focused support, together we step closer towards our steadfast goal: Zero Deaths from breast cancer.


There have been amazing advancements in research in recent years and we hope that with the help of other big-hearted donors and generous organisations this will increase the number of women surviving breast cancer. I urge others to join me in supporting NBCF because it will go to an important cause close to all of our hearts.
Ron, NBCF supporter (pictured with wife Louise, diagnosed 1993)
More than ever, the Circle of Giving members want to reiterate the significant impact that philanthropy has in supporting world-class breast cancer research and in helping NBCF to move one step closer to our audacious goal of Zero Deaths from breast cancer.
Sanchia Brahimi, Circle of Giving - Founding member
Every point of contact we have with NBCF is characterised by warmth, inclusivity and transparency. Not only does this give us a high level of trust in the efficacy of the organisation and its research outcomes, but we also feel like we are truly a part of the NBCF family.
Jan, NBCF supporter, Doherty Swinhoe Family Foundation (pictured)


Research Grants Program – Investment up to $1.5 million

We can tailor a bespoke funding proposal to meet your investment needs, including options to fund early to mid-career researchers, senior and clinical researchers, and laboratory-associated costs. Please contact us to discuss naming rights for you, your family or Foundation.

Collaborative Grants – Investment up to $500,000

NBCF is leading the partnerships with prostate, brain and ovarian research foundations to extend the benefits of findings, accelerate developments in treatments and fill the gaps in the evolving landscape of research funding.

International Fellowships – Investment up to $100,000

NBCF has established an International Fellowship program to support outstanding Australian scientists/clinicians to strengthen their research experience by working in internationally renowned breast cancer research centres outside of Australia.

Endowed Chair – By invitation only

We have launched the Endowed Chairs Program; 10-year research grants for the brightest stars in Australian breast cancer research. A new and unique concept for breast cancer research in Australia, Endowed Chairs are designed to give our exceptional researchers security and longevity to pursue project aims and achieve outcomes.


Naming rights opportunities available
Promotion at events, in NBCF media and Annual Reports
Exclusive lab tours
Researcher presentations
Research updates, acquittals and final reporting.

Get in Touch

We welcome investment from your private ancillary fund, your foundations and trusts, individual gifts or pledges. To discuss a bespoke funding proposal, including options such as naming rights and alignments to particular projects, please contact.

Kay Schubach
Head of Philanthropy
p: 02 8098 4836


Gillian Lambie
Philanthropy Manager
p: 02 8098 4808


Aimee Palfreeman
Trusts and Foundations Manager