Create lasting change for children

Support from philanthropists is crucial to our work at UNICEF. Your help makes it possible for us to reach vulnerable children around the world, creating lasting and sustainable change.

The Philanthropy team at UNICEF Australia works with our generous supporters, across a variety of sectors, who contribute $10,000 or more to our programs.


How can I make an impact in such a large organisation?

We’re often asked this question – and it’s true, UNICEF is a big place! In fact, it’s because of our size that we’re able to achieve economies of scale and maximise your impact.

For example, UNICEF is the largest buyer of childhood vaccines in the world. This means that we’re able to purchase in bulk and negotiate very low prices so that your dollar goes further.

The way we work is also different from other organisations. UNICEF supports governments to fulfil the rights of every child. As a result, our programs are sustainable and locally owned, and the investment you make today will continue to pay dividends in the years to come.

Because UNICEF Australia is an accredited partner with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, every donation you make to our programs is combined with funding from the Australian Government to reach more people.

We have decades of experience in helping children caught up in crisis, from armed conflict and mass migration to natural disasters. In an emergency, we have the capacity to send 90 cents of every dollar directly to programs in the field. The remaining funds cover important administrative costs, such as research projects to ensure that we reach communities with the most effective solutions, and audit and risk processes so we can be certain your gift is used wisely.


“We have been providing support to UNICEF Australia for several years. We were struck from the first conversations by their outstanding level of integrity and professionalism. As individuals we have also greatly appreciated the informative communications, we have with UNICEF staff and the opportunities they have given us to engage in a meaningful way with development projects.

We are supporting an early childhood education program in East Timor. Recently we travelled with UNICEF to East Timor. It was inspirational to see for ourselves how education is valued and desired, even in the most remote and impoverished areas.”

Funding our programs

We are seeking funding for a variety of programs in the region, around the world, and as part of our wider response to COVID-19. Learn more here through some examples of programs you can support.


Get in touch

If you are an individual philanthropist or looking to make a donation as a family, we would love to hear from you. You can contact us at and a member of our Philanthropy team will be in touch.


What we offer philanthropists

  • Dedicated support from a member of our Philanthropy team
  • A choice of how your donation is used. You can either leave it to us to use your donation wherever children’s needs are greatest, or you can give to a specific program or area of work
  • Invitations to UNICEF Australia events
  • Tailored proposals
  • Regular reports on the impact of your donation
  • The possibility of seeing our projects firsthand*
  • Opportunities to involve your children and family with your philanthropy
  • The chance to make a genuine difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children

*dependent on the level of investment