Charitable Grants Program

The ACMAV Foundation was established to enable people disadvantaged for cultural or socioeconomic reasons a greater access to healthcare services through the implementation of educational and medical aid projects.

The vision is to offer assistance to those in the Australian and international community, while being attentive to the needs of the ethnic Chinese people in particular. One of the ways to realize this vision is for the ACMAV to promote the humanitarian efforts of its members and offer monetary assistance. All members who perform charitable work are eligible to apply for such a grant.

Grants will be prioritised, in descending order of priority, if they are for projects, charitable works or charitable events that:

  1. Involve the Chinese community in the area of medicine and health;
  2. Involve the Chinese community;
  3. Involve other Asian communities in the area of medicine and health;
  4. Involve other Asian communities; or
  5. Involve other communities, as decided by the ACMAV Inc Committee.

The amount made available for such funds will vary from year to year, and shall be determined by the Committee of the ACMAV.  The grants will be awarded based on review of the grant applications by the ACMAV Committee in November of each year.

Download an ACMAV Charitable Grants Application Form

Previous recipients of ACMAV Donations and Grants:

Date Recipient
2009 Dr Benny Foo: granted $2000 for use towards the purchase of a replacement incinerator for Nyenga Hospital
Mr Andrew Bui: granted $2000 towards a housebuilding project in Cambodia (a collaboration between Ivanhoe Girls Grammar School and Tabitha Foundation)
Dr Penny Wong: granted $2000 towards a medical mission in Cambodia (in collaboration with Citylife Church and New Life Foundation, Pnomh Penh)
2010 No Recipients
2011 Dr Siew Keng Chan: granted funds towards Project Starfish, China
2012 Dr Siew Keng Chan: granted funds towards Project Starfish, China
Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria
2013 Dr Benny Foo: granted funds for redevelopment, building of Children’s Ward, kitchen repairs,
Nyenga Hospital
Mr Andrew Bui: Tabitha Foundation Cambodian House Building and Well Project
Chun How Gan: Research Grant for Human Variome Project International
Kids off the Kerb: Kampuchea house Project, dental and medical care for orphanage
2014 Chinese Cancer Society of Victoria: Support of Cancer Awareness Day 2014
Hepatitis Victoria: Support of Hepatitis B community awareness campaign
International China Concern: Supporting abandoned babies to thrive at Sanmenxia Welfare Centre
Dr Adrian Mar: Skin & Cancer Foundation, equipment for establishment of Vitiligo Clinic
Mr Andrew Bui: Tabitha Foundation, Cambodian House Building and Well Project (2015-17)
2015 International China Concern: Support of carer training, provision of nutrition in Hengyang, Changsha and Sanmenxia Welfare Centres, China
Elderly Chinese Home: Purchase of equipment to improve delivery of care to elderly residents.
Mr Jason Chuen: Austin Medical Research Foundation, Research into 3D printed prototyping for perioperative planning of endovascular AAA repair
Medicins Sans Frontieres: Donation following Nepal earthquake
2016 To be determined


ACMAV is proudly supported by Bank of Melbourne to deliver its educational, social, and health-promotion programs.

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