Welcome to the McCusker Charitable Foundation

The McCusker Charitable Foundation was established for charitable purposes aimed at improving health and education, with particular emphasis on Western Australia.

Over the past years, the McCusker family has donated more than $50,000,000 to a wide variety of charitable projects and not for profit bodies. The family also financed the construction of the Lady McCusker Home.

A few examples of organisations that have received support from the McCusker Charitable Foundation are:

  • The McCusker Centre for Citizenship – University of Western Australia – the Centre seeks to create community-minded thinkers and leaders by increasing opportunities for students to work with charitable organisations (www.mccuskercentre.uwa.edu.au).
  • The Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (www.perkins.org.au).
  • Lions Eye Institute (www.lei.org.au).
  • Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall and the Marshall Centre (www.marshallcentre.uwa.edu.au).
  • Telethon Kids Institute - Bioinformatics and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease Research (www.telethonkids.org.au).
  • McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth – Curtin University (www.mcaay.org.au).
  • Western Australian Neuroscience Research Institute (www.wanri.org).
  • Ear Science Institute of Australia (www.earscience.org.au).
  • Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases – Murdoch University (www.iiid.murdoch.edu.au).
  • The Australian Ballet, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra and others.


Please click here http://www.mcaay.org.au if you are interested in the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth

Latest News

McCusker Trustees meet the new Vice Chancellor of Murdoch University

Wednesday, 10 Aug 16
It was great to get an update on the different research projects that the McCusker Foundation is currently supporting at Murdoch University and to welcome new VC, Eva Leinonen.

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The McCusker Charitable Foundation will not be accepting any new applications for funding.

Tuesday, 07 Jun 16
The Foundation is currently supporting a large number of charities and and a number of ongoing medical and science-based projects. Consequently, we have made the decision not to accept any new requests for funding at this stage. Kind regards Tonya McCusker

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The McCusker Charitable Foundation distributed more than $5.5 million to charity in 2015-16.

Tuesday, 07 Jun 16
Some of the beneficiaries include: UWA, Curtin University, ECU, Murdoch University, Aurora Education Fdn, Asbestos Diseases Society Aust, Impact 100, FTI, McCusker Alzheimer?s Research Fdn, WAYJO, Black Swan State Theatre Co, National Stroke Fdn, AYO, WA Museum, Lifeline, Arthritis Fdn, WA Neuroscience Research Institute, Australian Olympic Committee Team Fund, SJOG Fdn, Ear Science Institute, McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth, Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Amana Living and Princess Margaret Hospital Chair in Respiratory Health.

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