The Foundation

About Dry July Foundation

Dry July Foundation is the registered charity behind the Dry July campaign. We are dedicated to improving the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. Since the first Dry July in 2008, the Dry July campaign has raised over $90 million dollars for people affected by cancer.

Funds raised through the Dry July campaign are distributed to cancer organisations across Australia. These local and national organisations provide practical, tangible support for 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

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Since 2008


raised for people affected by cancer


cancer organisations supported


projects funded across Australia


Aussies participated in Dry July

Dry July grant program

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


Dry July campaign raises funds for people affected by cancer


Organisations submit projects for funding


Projects are assessed by Dry July Foundation for funding


Successful applicants notified and funding distributed


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).

Dry July Foundation has developed a Whistleblower Policy and Procedure so that people 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, including unethical, illegal, corrupt or other inappropriate conduct.

To facilitate this process, Dry July Foundation has retained the services of PKF Integrity Services a specialist service provider to receive reported incidents, this may be done in any of the following ways;

a) Telephone our independent whistleblower hotline 1800 570 657;

b) Lodge an issue online at our independent whistleblower service at:

c) Lodge an issue via email at our independent whistleblower service at: [email protected]

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

Our Board and Annual Reports

Read about our Board, and see our Annual Reports.

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Go Dry this July to raise funds for people affected by cancer.

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