Low-cost charity « Charlie Teo Foundation


“It is all about volunteerism. It is all about the cause, not the running of the charity itself. There is no reason why charities cannot run lean. Here at the Charlie Teo Foundation, we embrace people’s talents to have them do what they do best. Our volunteers become part of my family.”

– Prof Charlie Teo AM

Do you have time, skills or resources to share?
Charlie Teo Foundation truly values the time and energy that our volunteers and pro bono supporters so generously offer us. We are so grateful for the trust of the community and for wonderful people and organisations who consistently go over and above. To register as a volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Application and ensure you have read our Volunteer Guidelines. For any organisations who wish to offer pro bono support, please email volunteer@charlieteofoundation.org.au  
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Thank you to our incredible volunteers and pro bono supporters

We wish to recognise the contribution and loyalty of our volunteers and pro bono supporters who help us all year round. You are truly part of the Charlie Teo Foundation family. Your priceless support allows us to efficiently pursue our purpose of funding game-changing brain cancer research. We simply couldn’t do this without you!
  • Robin Berthelsen Legal Counsel
  • Bernadette English Administration Assistant
  • Carmel Hancock SAC Secretary
  • Christine Lazaris Volunteer Co-ordinator
  • Sophie McClellan Paralegal
  • Lyndall Stewart Assistant Company Secretary
  • Sarah Wade Research Co-ordinator

Where do donations go?

Charities spend money on carrying out their charitable purpose and in doing so incur costs. Unfortunately, charities account for their costs in different ways, and are not always transparent to donors about how this is done. At the Charlie Teo Foundation, we are very open about our costs. We have explained below how we account for them so that our donors can see exactly how much is going to brain cancer research. When we talk about our “costs”, we are referring to both our fundraising costs and administrative costs.
  • Program Expenses - This is the money that goes directly to the cause, in our case the direct distributions to our research programs and grants for research. This is all about brain cancer research!
  • Fundraising Costs - These are the costs of conducting our fundraising activities and events.
  • Administrative Costs - These are the costs of running the charity (also known as overheads) and include costs such as employee salaries, bills office equipment etc.

Our latest financials

Our commitment to you is that we will report on our financials each quarter on our website. We will strive to make this information as transparent and easy to understand as possible. We will also publish our audited reports for each financial year, which you can also find on the ACNC’s website.