about us

The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) has been providing outstanding care for Victoria's children and their families for nearly 150 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.

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.

working together to make sick kids 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.

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. 

our vision

We are The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation and we are changing the future of children's health.

Our vision is that the RCH, founded in philanthropy, supported now and in the future will have the capacity to transform healthcare for children and young people.

our mission

The people of Victoria love the RCH and they want it to be the best. We inspire our community to invest in the hospital's future by supporting care, treatment, research and learning that will improve the lives of young people and their families.


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

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

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

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

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

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