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 $40,000,000 to a wide variety of charitable projects and not for profit bodies. The family also financed the construction of the Lady McCusker Home (www.amanaliving.com.au).

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

  • The McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research – funding world class research into the prevention and cure of Alzheimer’s disease (www.alzheimers.com.au).
  • The Harry Perkins Institute for Medical Research (www.perkins.org.au).
  • The University of Western Australia Graduate School of Management (www.business.uwa.edu.au).
  • Rotary WA Cord Blood Bank (www.rotarywacordblood.org.au).
  • Telethon Kids (www.telethonkids.org.au) - Bioinformatics and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disease Research in Fitzroy Crossing.
  • Parkerville Children and Youth Care – Child Advocacy Centre: for children who have been impacted by trauma, abuse and family breakdown (www.parkerville.org.au).
  • Redkite – supporting children and their families touched by cancer (www.redkite.org.au).
  • Ear Science Institute of Australia: Dedicated to the research and treatment of ear and hearing disorders (www.earscience.org.au).
  • Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases - Murdoch University: preventing and reducing the impact of diseases worldwide and advancing medical and scientific knowledge (www.genesiis.murdoch.edu.au/institute.html ).
  • West Australian Opera, West Australian Ballet, West Australian Symphony Orchestra.


McCusker Alzheimer's Research Foundation MCAAY Kids Who Give WA
Please click here http://www.alzheimers.com.au if you are interested in the McCusker Foundation for Alzheimer's Disease Research. Please click here http://www.mcaay.org.au if you are interested in the McCusker Centre for Action on Alcohol and Youth Please click here http://www.kidswhogivewa.com.au if you are interested in Kids Who Give WA.

Latest News

NO NEW FUNDING APPLICATIONS UNTIL August 1, 2015

Thursday, 13 Nov 14
Sorry but we have allocated all our funds for this financial year. Touch base with us next August 2015.

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$5 million donation to University of WA Centenary Campaign

Wednesday, 12 Nov 14
All 4 Trustees of the McCusker Charitable Foundation are graduates of UWA Law School and were proud to support its Centenary Campaign. The funds will go towards the establishment of a Centre for Citizenship at the university.

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Kids Who Give Champions 2014

Wednesday, 05 Nov 14
Kids Who Give WA was, yet again, a highlight of the year for the McCusker Trustees. 23 schools were recognised for their outstanding giving projects and community service.

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