Welcome to the Petre Foundation

The Petre Foundation was established in 1999 by Daniel and Carolyn Petre as a vehicle to provide donations to a range of worthy charities and causes.

The Petre Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for funding.

We undertake our own research into areas that are of significant interest and then look to fund effective organisations operating in those areas. Over the last few years the Petre Foundation has donated more than $10m to the worthy causes operating both within and outside of Australia.

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Who we support

The Hunger Project

www.thp.org.au

In Africa, Asia and Latin America, The Hunger Project seeks to end hunger and poverty by empowering people to lead lives of self-reliance, meet their own basic needs and build better futures for their children.

The Hunger Project carries out its mission through three essential activities: mobilizing village clusters at the grassroots level to build self-reliance, empowering women as key change agents, and forging effective partnerships with local government.

Initially the Petre Foundation provided funding of $75,000 per year towards programmes in West Africa. In 2011 the Petre Foundation committed $US500,000 to the development of an Epicentre (village centre) in Burkino Faso. This epicentre includes the creation of grain stores, class rooms, village medical centres, new water bores as well as the establishment of micro-funding and moreover training and education for local people. This epicentre will sustainably impact the lives of over 20,000 people in the local area of Burkino Faso.

Childrens Hospital Westmead

www.chw.edu.au

The Petre Foundation funds a Chair in Paedeatric Neurology as well as having provided funding for The Paediatric Simulation Centre.

Research is a vital component of the work of The Children's Hospital as it represents an investment in the future of child health through addressing the causes and cures for a range of childhood conditions.

Currently Petre Foundation funding is supporting neuromuscular research at the Institute for Neuromuscular Research through its funding of a Chair. This work is surrounding neuropathic disorders, including a crippling disease of young children known as axonal type hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy.

As part of this research a large group of affected patients are being followed by the research team to examine their long term prognosis and to find the precise molecular basis of their condition. This is being undertaken in collaboration with the Molecular Genetic Unit at Concord Hospital.

UNSW

www.unsw.edu.au

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading teaching and research universities in Australia - renowned for the quality of its graduates and its commitment to new and creative approaches to education and research. Its motto - Scientia Manu et Mente ("Knowledge by Hand and Mind") - encapsulates the University's central philosophy of balancing the practical and the scholarly.

The Petre Foundation has funded two initiatives at UNSW. The initial project established, with a grant of $500,000, a post-graduate scholarship to support students working towards a PhD. Details regarding this scholarship are outlined below. The second initiative was to provide seed funding of $1m to the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW. This Centre, based at UNSW brings together a number of leading universities in Australia to create a world class academic research and teaching organization focused on enhancing the understanding and performance of the not-for-profit sector. Details regarding this centre can be found at www.csi.edu.au.

Initially the Petre Foundation provided funding of $75,000 per year towards programmes in West Africa. In 2011 the Petre Foundation committed $US500,000 to the development of an Epicentre (village centre) in Burkino Faso. This epicentre includes the creation of grain stores, class rooms, village medical centres, new water bores as well as the establishment of micro-funding and moreover training and education for local people. This epicentre will sustainably impact the lives of over 20,000 people in the local area of Burkino Faso.

Garvan Institute

www.garvan.org.au

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is a world leader in its field, pioneering study into some of the most widespread diseases that affect our community. Research at Garvan Institute is focused upon understanding the role of genes in health and disease, as the basis for developing future cures and preventing disease.

Significant breakthroughs have been achieved in the understanding and treatment of disease. Garvan scientists are researching cancer, diabetes and obesity, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar, hearing loss, osteoporosis, arthritis, asthma, Multiple Sclerosis, pituitary tumours and disorders. Garvan's ultimate goal is prevention and cure of these major diseases.

The Petre Foundation has invested over $4m into two Research Chairs at the Garvan. Specifically the Petre Foundation has provided funding for a Chair in Breast Cancer Research and further, with matching funding from the University of Sydney Medical School Foundation, established a Chair in Prostate Cancer Research.

North Avoca Surf Club

www.surflifesaving.com.au

North Avoca Surf Club is one of the Central Coast's great beaches for surfing and bodyboarding. The Surf Club was established in 1956. New members of all ages are welcome with membership categories ranging from Active, Associate and Family.

The Petre Foundation has provided significant financial support for the club for more than 14 years and is proud of its involvement in the local community.

Hoc Mai Foundation

www.sydney.edu.au

Hoc Mai, the Australia Vietnam Medical Foundation, is a non-profit foundation of the University of Sydney established to improve medical education in Vietnam by a partnership of Australian and Vietnamese medical/healthcare knowledge and experience.

Kaldor Public Art Projects

www.kaldorartprojects.org.au

For over 40 years Kaldor Public Art Projects has created groundbreaking projects with international artists in public spaces, changing the landscape of contemporary art in Australia with projects that resonate around the world.

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