I am
Workplace giving program
heartfoundation.org.au|Helpline 13 11 12

Workplace giving program

Workplace giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular donations to a cause they care about.

You can help fight the single biggest killer of Australians – heart disease 

Workplace giving is a simple and tax effective way for employees to make regular donations to a cause they care about. But importantly, it allows you and your employees to rally around a cause – heart disease.  

Through your organisation’s workplace giving program and your staff's generous support, the Heart Foundation funds life-saving research and works to improving heart disease prevention and care for all Australians.  

Workplace giving is a win-win-win for employees, employers and the Heart Foundation. 

  • For companies, workplace giving is a smart way to demonstrate a strategic commitment to corporate social responsibility by making an investment in your community.  
  • For employees, it provides an opportunity to make a positive difference to the organisations you support. 
  • As a charity, the Heart Foundation relies on donations from people like you. You can make a big difference to the heart health of many Australians while simply going about your day-to-day work. 

What’s the impact of your donation? 

Since 1959 we have pledged over $670 million to directly and indirectly fund research and understanding into how to weaken and defeat Australia’s no. 1 killer. These are some of the examples of the impact of valuable donations;

THE AUTOMATIC PACEMAKER
The Heart Foundation research is behind numerous medical innovations. One of the best-known is the first automatic pacemaker. Heart Foundation funding supported both Dr Rowan Nicks’ work to develop the device and Dr Graeme Sloman who played a role in the surgery to implant Australia’s first permanent pacemaker.

UNDERSTANDING CHOLESTEROL
In the 1990’s, The LIPID Study (Long Term Intervention with Pravastatin in Ischaemic Disease) led by the Heart Foundation, examined over 9,000 men and women to understand the benefits of Prevastatin to reduce cholesterol levels. The landmark study proved that the drug could prevent thousands of heart attacks and strokes each year. Today, statins are the most prescribed drug in Australia.

INTRODUCING CORONARY CARE
One of the biggest impacts on heart attack survival rates has been the dramatic improvements in coronary care. The Heart Foundation was an early champion of the need for specialist treatment for heart attack victims, sponsoring the first coronary care units in Australian hospitals in 1962 and the first specialist coronary ambulance in 1969.

Your donations can continue to contribute to innovations like these in the future.


Discover more about workplace giving


For employers                       For employees
 

You might also be interested in

Do you have a Heart Story to share?

Do you have a Heart Story to share?

Do you have a Heart Story to share?

Sharing your story could help another Australian just like you to overcome their heart challenges...

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Become a corporate partner

Partner with us to help us fight for Australian hearts....

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

Our corporate partners

We value the support of all of our corporate partners....

Join our team

Join our team

Join our team

One Heart, One Team...

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

One of the most powerful ways to help support a future without heart disease is to include a gift to the Heart Foundation in your Will...

Celebrate the life of someone you love by giving to the Heart Foundation in their memory

Celebrate the life of someone you love by giving to the Heart Foundation in their memory

Celebrate the life of someone you love by giving to the Heart Foundation in their memory

Heart Foundation: Fighting for Territory hearts

Heart Foundation: Fighting for Territory hearts

Heart Foundation: Fighting for Territory hearts

Investment in heart health is an investment in longer, happier and more productive lives....

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser, do it for heart and make a real difference to your community....

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Philanthropic investments

Making philanthropic investments through the Heart Foundation can transform Australians’ health. ...

Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

Make a donation to our Christmas Appeal on behalf of a family member or a loved one and receive a personalised eCard to let them know....

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Heart Health Check Toolkit

Looking for that perfect gift?

Looking for that perfect gift?

Looking for that perfect gift?

Make a donation to our Christmas Appeal on behalf of a family member or a loved one and receive a personalised eCard to let them know....

Chicken recipes

Chicken recipes

Chicken recipes

Find heart healthy chicken recipes....

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

Women and heart disease

Information on women and heart disease for consumers....

Q&A with Professor Jonathan Golledge

Q&A with Professor Jonathan Golledge

A program to reduce complications and improve quality of life in people with blocked leg arteries...

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

Know your risk: Family history and heart disease 

A family history of heart disease could mean you are at greater risk....

Jaxson skips through a bucket list of Sydney landmarks

Jaxson skips through a bucket list of Sydney landmarks

Jaxson skips through a bucket list of Sydney landmarks

Media Release - 15 September 2020...

Advocating for healthy hearts throughout Australia

Advocating for healthy hearts throughout Australia

We're addressing the disparities in heart health so all Australians can live longer, healthier lives....

Thai chicken lettuce cups

Thai chicken lettuce cups

Thai chicken lettuce cups

10 minutes
Serves 4

Taking your heart medicines

Taking your heart medicines

Taking your heart medicines

Know what your heart medicines are for and how to take them. ...

For professionals: Heart failure tools and resources

For professionals: Heart failure tools and resources

Resources for healthcare professionals on the management of patients with heart failure ...

Workplace giving for employees

Workplace giving for employees

Workplace giving for employees

Your employer’s workplace giving program makes it easy to setup regular, tax-deductible donations from your pre-tax income. ...

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Healthy Bowl Recipes

Find more heart healthy bowl recipes in our Bowl Foods recipe booklet...

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Remember a loved one with a tribute

Honour the life of a loved one with a donation to the Heart Foundation. Your donation offers hope for Australian hearts....

Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas

Chicken fajitas

20 minutes
Serves 4

2022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

2022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award

Nutrition Resources for Patients

Nutrition Resources for Patients

Nutrition Resources for Patients

Resources to help people follow a heart healthy eating pattern in their daily lives. ...

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

WEBINAR | The future of CVD risk assessment

Should population-based CVD risk assessment models make way for individualised risk prediction techniques?...

Heart Bypass Surgery

Heart Bypass Surgery

Coronary bypass surgery is a common procedure that can dramatically improve the health of your heart. ...

What is heart disease?

What is heart disease?

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is the broad term for conditions that affect the structure and function of the heart muscle. ...

Supporting Young Hearts Podcast

Supporting Young Hearts Podcast

Supporting Young Hearts Podcast

Supporting Young Hearts is a six-episode series interviewing young people with lived experience of heart conditions and talking through advice for supporting emotional health and well-being....

2020 Strategic Grant Recipients

2020 Strategic Grant Recipients

Key Statistics: Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease

Key Statistics: Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Fundraise to save Australian hearts

Join our community of fundraisers who are committed to taking action to fight heart disease....

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Create your fundraiser at Do it for Heart

Become a Heart Foundation fundraiser, do it for heart and make a real difference to your community....

Roast vegetable pasta

Roast vegetable pasta

30 minutes
Serves 6 (as a side)

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Donate to the Heart Foundation

Every dollar that you donate will help fund research, support and programs that help save lives....

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will: A lasting legacy

One of the most powerful ways to help support a future without heart disease is to include a gift to the Heart Foundation in your Will...

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD)

Clinical information and links to SCAD resources....