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The Cathy Freeman Foundation acknowledges the time, effort and dedication of the generous individuals, schools, workplaces and community groups who raise vital funds for us.
the ongoing generosity of our supporters is changing the lives of indigenous children and their families in our partner communities.


We promise that we will:

  • Treat all donors with respect and confidentiality

  • Ensure that our communication with you is honest and transparent

  • Respect your right to privacy as contained in our Privacy Policy

  • Not subject you to any form of undue pressure

  • Use your donation in a way that preserves the dignity of those we support

  • Handle your donation responsibly and to the greatest advantage of those we support or whom it was intended

  • Remove your details from our database upon request.

All donations will be:

  • Handled with the highest level of accuracy and transparency and financial records will be kept to ensure accountability and tracking

  • Applied to that purpose to which they were donated (if the appeal has been fully funded, we will direct your funds to next most urgent need) 

  • Acknowledged within 2 business days via email unless no acknowledgement is requested or insufficient contact details are provided

  • Subjected to an annual audit by a firm of independent Auditors

  • Used solely for the Cathy Freeman Foundation's work and will not be used by other organisations unless they are acting on or in partnership with the Cathy Freeman Foundation.

Our staff will:

  • Be transparent, accurate and honest

  • Respond to email, letters and telephone enquiries, where necessary, within seven working days

  • Achieve the highest standards of professionalism at all times

  • Seek to minimise costs relating to fundraising activities

  • Abide by the Principles and Standards of Fundraising Practice set out by the Fundraising Institute of Australia

  • Adhere to all developments and future guidelines and requirements set out by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC).

Any feedback, comments or complaints should be addressed to: The CEO, PO Box 3366, East Melbourne VIC 3002 or email:

The ACNC Tick of Charity Registration aims to gives reassurance to the public that a charity is transparent and accountable by highlighting the presence on the ACNC Charity Register.

Cathy Freeman Foundation is registered with the ACNC. 

More information can be found by visiting

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