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Our supporters 

Working together to save Australian hearts

The Heart Foundation leads the fight against heart disease thanks to the generosity of our supporters, donors, fundraisers, volunteers, corporate partners, government and non-government partners. 

We work together to deliver on the vision of an Australia free of heart disease. 

The Heart Foundation recognises the efforts and dedication of surgeons, medical specialists, general practitioners, nurses, Aboriginal healthcare workers and others; their efforts to save and improve the lives of those living with heart disease inspire us all. 

With your support, we can make a difference  

The Heart Foundation receives approximately 80 per cent of our funding from the kindhearted giving of everyday Australians. Your generosity empowers us to fund world-leading heart health research, innovative prevention and support programs, and impactful awareness campaigns. Thousands of Australians give with open hearts. This enables us to deliver real, lasting and positive results.  

We are committed to transparency about our income and expenditure, with a focus on sharing details of our achievements.  

We look to develop and implement innovative and sustainable approaches to building and growing and a diverse revenue base. 

Our sources of revenue include: 

  • Individual giving 
  • Community fundraising 
  • Corporate partnerships 
  • Major gifts and philanthropy 
  • Gifts in wills/bequests 
  • Government grants 
  • Investment income. 

Individual giving 

In 2019, the Heart Foundation extended our efforts to engage with existing supporters and to increase the number of people giving to help fund our work.  Support our programs and initiatives through one-off and regular giving.   

Give with Heart Day 

Our crowdfunding Give with Heart campaign marked its second year by exceeding its target to raise a total of $858,052. On our annual giving day, other generous Heart Foundation donors quadrupled money given by the community.  

The day raised funds to support heart health research. It includes initiatives to understand sudden cardiac death, which claims around 150 young lives each year. 

MyMarathon 

MyMarathon is a community fundraising initiative that empowers people of all fitness levels to run, walk, jog or wheel the distance of a marathon (42.2km). Their journey can be completed in four hours, four days or four weeks across October. 

MyMarathon plays a vital role in raising funds for Heart Foundation research and programs. It’s also an opportunity to engage supporters on the importance of keeping active for better heart health. 

Jump Rope for Heart 

Jump Rope for Heart is the Heart Foundation’s long-running school skipping and fundraising program. It encourages kids to get active and eat well to protect their heart health. Since its launch in 1983, more than 10 million children have skipped in this iconic program. 

Gifts in wills/ bequests 

The Gift in Wills/ Bequest program provides information and resources to supporters considering leaving a gift in their Will or those who have already included a gift. We share resources covering Will wording, different styles of gifts and ways to work with family and solicitors to ensure a person’s Will is current. 

Gifts from the Heart partnerships  

 The Gifts from the Heart program delivers a percentage of sale proceeds as a donation to the Heart Foundation.  

Corporate Partnerships 

The Heart Foundation is proud to work with some of Australia’s leading organisations and to welcome them as vital partners in our fight against heart disease. Their support enables us to raise funds that support heart disease research, and also provides the Heart Foundation with the opportunity to educate their staff about heart disease. 

Learn more about becoming a corporate partner with the Heart Foundation. 

Major gifts and philanthropy  

Your philanthropy has the power to transform the heart health of all Australians through Heart Foundation initiatives.  

Major financial contributions enable:  

  • Funding for innovative research 
  • Programs that help to reduce the prevalence of heart disease risk factors  
  • Nnew initiatives to support Australians living with heart disease. 

Gifts in wills/bequests 

Gifts included in Wills are critical in funding our work. They deliver more than half of our revenue, to help support research projects and provide funding certainty for future programs and initiatives.  
 
 
Learn about where our funds go

WHAT NEXT?

Join our team

Join our team

Join our team

One Heart, One Team...

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Partner with us to help us fight for Australian hearts....

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Join the Cook with Heart Challenge as seen on Channel 7...

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

We value the support of all of our corporate partners....

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser and make a real difference to your community....

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join the Heart Foundation community. Together, we can make a real difference for Australian hearts. ...

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

The Heart Foundation Community

We need your opinion, experience and skills to help us improve the heart health of all Australians. ...

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Making philanthropic investments through the Heart Foundation can transform Australians’ health. ...

How to volunteer with us

How to volunteer with us

How to volunteer with us

Join our volunteers and make a difference to the heart health of Australians....

Where our funds go

Where our funds go

Where our funds go

Every donation to the Heart Foundation helps in the fight against heart disease, which is the number one killer of Australians. ...

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular donations to a cause they care about. ...

Workplace giving for employers

Workplace giving for employers

Workplace giving for employers

The Heart Foundation’s workplace giving program helps employers deliver on corporate social responsibility best practice, as well as save Australian lives...

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines

Full list of clinical guidlines and references for CVD, heart failure, ACS, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, SCAD and RHD...

Understanding your heart age

Understanding your heart age

Understanding your heart age

Try our Heart Age Calculator to understand what contributes to your risk of heart disease...

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Cook with Heart

Join the Cook with Heart Challenge as seen on Channel 7...

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join the Heart Foundation community. Together, we can make a real difference for Australian hearts. ...

Support and resources for health care professionals

Support and resources for health care professionals

Support and resources for health care professionals

Our range of clinical and patient support resources are available for you to use in your daily practice....

The Heart Foundation Research Program

The Heart Foundation Research Program

The Heart Foundation Research Program

We are Australia’s biggest non-government funder of world-class research into heart health. Learn more about our high impact research. ...

Stay informed about COVID-19

Stay informed about COVID-19

Stay informed about COVID-19

If you have heart disease, you are more vulnerable to severe complications....

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Support us and help save Australian hearts

Join the fight against Australia’s biggest killer by supporting the Heart Foundation.  ...

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

My Heart, My Life - Managing your heart health

This booklet is for those diagnosed with heart disease and their support people....

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Making philanthropic investments through the Heart Foundation can transform Australians’ health. ...

Cardiac rehabilitation information for health professionals

Cardiac rehabilitation information for health professionals

Useful cardiac rehabilitation resources for health professionals....

What is cardiac rehab?

What is cardiac rehab?

What is cardiac rehab?

Cardiac rehab is proven to keep you out of hospital and reduce your risk of death from heart conditions....

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Join Kate in making a difference to future generations

Kate wanted to find a way she could make a difference to future generations...

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Heart conditions in women

Heart conditions in women

Heart conditions in women

Like men, women can be diagnosed with a range of heart conditions....

Vegetarian recipes

Vegetarian recipes

Vegetarian recipes

Search through our vegetarian recipes...

When The Heart Gets Heavy: Emotional Wellbeing and Heart Conditions

When The Heart Gets Heavy: Emotional Wellbeing and Heart Conditions

Emotional wellbeing is like having a garden, sometimes it grows green on its own, other times it needs watering, cutting back or fertilising....

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Asian recipes

Find heart healthy Asian recipes....

Protein and heart health

Protein and heart health

Protein and heart health

What are the best sources of protein when it come to your heart health...

What's your BMI?

What's your BMI?

What's your BMI?

Are you within a healthy weight range for your height?...

Healthy eating to protect your heart

Healthy eating to protect your heart

Healthy eating to protect your heart

What does a heart-friendly diet look like?...

What is a cardiac arrest?

What is a cardiac arrest?

What is a cardiac arrest?

With immediate help a cardiac arrest can be survived. Learn how to save a life....

MyMarathon Insights Survey 2020 Terms and Conditions

MyMarathon Insights Survey 2020 Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions...

9 food and heart health myths, busted

9 food and heart health myths, busted

9 food and heart health myths, busted

Let’s dive into nine common food and health myths and the facts behind them....

Workplace giving for employees

Workplace giving for employees

Workplace giving for employees

The Heart Foundation’s workplace giving program makes it easy to setup regular, tax-deductible donations from your pre-tax income. ...

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Heart Foundation Walking

Learn more about Heart Foundation Walking and find your local walking group....

Supporting SA cardiac patients and health professionals with free resources

Supporting SA cardiac patients and health professionals with free resources

Supporting SA cardiac patients and health professionals with free resources

We want to make it easier for South Australians to lead heart-healthy lives....

Our supporters 

Our supporters 

Our supporters 

Working together to save Australian hearts...

David’s shock heart failure diagnosis was just the start of a tough journey

David’s shock heart failure diagnosis was just the start of a tough journey

David’s shock heart failure diagnosis was just the start of a tough journey

David's heart failure diagnosis led to significant changes in his life....

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Find more heart healthy bowl recipes in our Bowl Foods recipe booklet...