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

Fighting Blindness in Remote Western Australia

Monday, 20 Oct 14
McCusker Charitable Foundation long term supporters of the Lions Eye Institute and their fight against vision loss.

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Tonya and Malcolm McCusker attending the opening of the Harry Perkins Institute with Chairman Mr Larry Iffla and Nicola Iffla

Thursday, 06 Mar 14
The McCusker Trustees were delighted to provide funding for the new Auditorium at the Harry Perkins Institute.

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Kids Who Give - An overwhelming success!

Friday, 24 Jan 14
In its inaugural year, more than 15,000 children were involved in the Kids Who Give WA program, and more than 100 schools actively participated in giving projects across Western Australia. Learning more about how these inspirational children were thinking about those in need was the highlight of the year for the McCusker Trustees.

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