about us

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria's children and their families for over 140 years.

As the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria, the hospital's care extends to children from Tasmania, southern New South Wales and other states around Australia and overseas.

we are the foundation for the hospital's future

The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation is the fundraising arm of the RCH.

Formed in 1989, we raise, manage and distribute money to enable the RCH to provide the best care for its patients and their families.

you can help change children's health for the better

Projects, initiatives and activities that receive funding are identified and driven by the RCH. Donated funds are used for the pursuit of excellence only, not standard operational costs. Read more about how your donation funds excellence.

working together to make sick kids better

Your donations support The Royal Children's Hospital and its campus partners, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and The University of Melbourne Department of Paediatrics to push the boundaries of paediatric healthcare. 

Subscribe to our enews to hear more about how donated funds make a difference to the lives of Victoria's sick children.

our vision

We are the Foundation for the hospital's future - supporting the RCH's ability to lead the way.

our mission

We raise money to enable the RCH to provide the best care for its patients and their families. We enable the hospital and its campus partners to pioneer research and new treatments, and to provide world-class leadership and state-of-the-art equipment.


Integrity. We show integrity in all our interactions, being moral, ethical, honest, transparent and trustworthy.

Humility. We display humility, being modest, not self-important; confident in dealing with others.

Gratitude. We show gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of our donors and our colleagues.

Compassion. We are compassionate, showing empathy in our dealings with each individual.

Inclusive. We are inclusive and respectful. We show loyalty and understanding.

Action-orientated. The result of these values translates into action. We are known for delivery on our commitments.

your donation has a huge impact on kids

The Foundation receives no government funding and is entirely dependent on community and corporate support. We are a small, lean organisation, running a low-cost administration model.