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About Dry July Foundation

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Dry July Foundation is the registered charity behind the Dry July campaign. We are dedicated to helping to improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Since the first Dry July in 2008, the Dry July campaign has raised over $60 million dollars for people affected by cancer.

Funds raised through the Dry July campaign are distributed to cancer organisations across Australia. These organisations provide support services to cancer patients, their families and carers. Like the Dry July Foundation, these organisations depend on the generosity of the community through campaigns like Dry July. Read more about our beneficiaries.


Since 2008

$60m

raised for people affected by cancer

80

cancer organisations supported

1,200

projects funded across Australia

200,000

Aussies participated in Dry July


Dry July Foundation Grant Program

When a participant signs up to Dry July, they can select to raise funds for one of our beneficiaries, or raise funds directly for Dry July Foundation.

Funds raised for Dry July Foundation go towards our annual Grant Program, where cancer organisations around Australia can apply for a grant to fund projects that improve the comfort and care of people affected by cancer.

If you are an organisation interested in applying for the Dry July Foundation Grant Program, please email our Beneficiary Program Manager at [email protected] to be sent a copy of our funding guidelines.

Funding Cycle

  • May-Aug: Dry July campaign raises funds for people affected by cancer
  • Sept-Oct: Organisations submit projects for funding
  • November: Projects are assessed by Dry July Foundation for funding
  • December: Successful applicants notified and funding distributed

Governance

Dry July Foundation is proud to deliver the annual Dry July campaign; an efficient, low-cost fundraising campaign, using innovative online technology and social media to engage participants and donors. We receive no government funding, and rely solely on donations from the public. For every $1 invested in the campaign, we aim to raise $4 to support people affected by cancer.

We maximise the impact of your fundraising and donations by partnering with reputable cancer support organisations, ensuring that Dry July funding is used only for projects which directly benefit people affected by cancer (not for GST on purchases, marketing, operating or overhead costs), and enforcing a strict outcomes reporting policy. We have proven, and will continue prove the difference your donations make. To see our latest impact stories, please click here.

The Dry July Foundation is a Tax Concession Charity (TCC) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status registered under ABN 88 497 552 964 by the Australian Tax Office, and is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The Board of the Foundation has adopted a Whistleblower Policy so that parties can raise concerns regarding situations where they believe that Dry July Foundation or anybody connected with Dry July Foundation has acted in a way that constitutes serious wrongdoing or inappropriate conduct.

The Whistleblower Policy can be viewed here.

In the first instance contact by email to [email protected] will initiate an investigation. Contact with the whistleblower will be by whatever method indicated as to how they would like to be contacted for additional information and to be informed of progress of the matter.

The Dry July Foundation is independently audited annually by PKF Lawler.


Our Board and Annual Reports

To read about our Board, and see our Annual Reports, please click here.