The Royal Women’s Hospital and its employees are thoughtful and careful stewards of donor funds to ensure they improve the health of women and babies.
We comply with the Fundraising Institute of Australia Code of Conduct and are strongly committed to being a professional and ethical fundraising organisation.
We are a proud member of the Association of Healthcare Philanthropy and we abide by the below Donor Bill of Rights.
Philanthropy is based on voluntary action for the common good. It is a tradition of giving and sharing that is primary to the quality of life. To assure that philanthropy merits the respect and trust of the general public, and that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the not-for-profit organisations and causes they are asked to support, we declare that all donors have these rights:
We rely on your generosity to ensure we can continue our critical work in caring for women and newborns, so it’s important to us that you know how we use your valuable donation.
We want to make sure your donation is sustainable and enduring because we understand that it is so much more than a financial contribution. It’s about transforming health and lives for many years to come.
As a general practice, donations made to specific programs will have funds allocated as follows:
70% will go towards supporting our dedicated staff to deliver the program and fund the purchase and maintenance of essential physical items such as medical equipment.
10% will go towards sustaining our research ecosystem, to ensure women and babies are the first in line to receive the most advanced treatment available.
10% will be invested in a future fund to ensure we continue to transform healthcare for women and newborns for many years to come.
10% will help us raise additional funds from other caring people like you, hence multiplying your impact.
By providing an untied gift to the Women’s, you are giving us the flexibility to allocate funds to areas of highest need, giving us the ability to respond wherever and whenever women and babies need us.
We understand the need to consider your particular preferences and circumstances and we are very happy to discuss alternative funding models should you wish to do so.