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Each year the Heart Foundation actively seeks opportunities with government, corporate, education and research institutions and other charities to maximise our opportunities to fund outstanding research.

The Heart Foundation is extremely proud of the co-funding partnerships established with the following affiliates and acknowledges their contribution towards supporting valuable cardiovascular research.


beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related substance misuse disorders in Australia. The Heart Foundation partners with beyondblue to build research capacity and contribute to better understanding of the links between depression and cardiovascular disease.

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia was established in 1937 as a support group but now forms a large group of organisations dedicated to improving the health of consumers and reducing the impact of diabetes.

Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research

The Foundation for High Blood Pressure Research was formed in 1994 as part of the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (HBPRCA). The High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia is associated with cutting-edge research into the causes, prevention and treatment of high blood pressure.

HeartKids Australia

HeartKids Australia works to reduce the incidence of childhood heart disease and reduce mortality rates, as well as offer support, encouragement and hope to families of children with Heart Disease, and raising awareness and vital funding into research. 

National Health and Medical Research Council

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) leads the development and maintenance of public and individual health and ethical standards with significant achievements spanning over six decades. It is the primary body for funding prestigious health-related research in Australia, aiming to enhance the health of all Australians.

National Stroke Foundation

The National Stroke Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation that works with the public, government, health professionals, patients, carers and stroke survivors to reduce the impact of stroke on the Australian community.