Include us in your will

The NSCFA is a registered not-for-profit company limited by guarantee and a fully ATO endorsed Australian charity for tax purposes. As a consequence, the Foundation enjoys deductible gift recipient status which means that all gifts, donations and bequests made to the Foundation are tax deductible in the hands of the person giving the gift, donation or bequest.  

Bequests

There are several different types of bequest that can be made. Please find below the required legal wording for different types of bequests.

General Cash Gift

"I bequeath to the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia ABN 84 152 713 098 (Foundation) the sum of _______________ dollars ($_____) to be applied for the purposes of supporting medical (including stem cell) research in such manner as its directors may determine. However, if the Foundation is no longer in existence or operating, then I bequeath such sum to the charitable entity or fund established or nominated by the directors of the Foundation to receive bequests, gifts and donations to the Foundation (being a charitable entity or fund established for purposes promoting, supporting or facilitating medical research), to be applied for the purposes of supporting medical (including stem cell) research in such manner as its directors or trustees may determine. I declare that the receipt of a director or company secretary of the Foundation or a director, trustee or officer of the charitable entity or fund, will be sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see the application of this bequest."

Bequest of Whole Residue of Estate

I bequeath to the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia ABN 84 152 713 098 (Foundation) all the rest and residue of my Estate to be applied for the purposes of medical (including stem cell) research in such a manner as its directors may determine. However, if the Foundation is no longer in existence or operating, then I bequeath such residue of my Estate to the charitable entity or fund established or nominated by the directors of the Foundation to receive bequests, gifts and donations to the Foundation (being a charitable entity or fund established for purposes promoting, supporting or facilitating medical research), to be applied for the purposes of medical (including stem cell) research in such manner as its directors or trustees may determine. I declare that the receipt of a director or company secretary of the Foundation or a director, trustee or officer of the charitable entity or fund, will be sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see the application of this bequest.”

Bequest of a Percentage of Residue of Estate

I bequeath to the National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia ABN 84 152 713 098 (Foundation) of my Residuary Estate to be applied for the purposes of medical (including stem cell) research in such a manner as its directors may determine. However, if the Foundation is no longer in existence or operating, then I bequeath such Residuary Estate to the charitable entity or fund established or nominated by the directors of the Foundation to receive bequests, gifts and donations to the Foundation (being a charitable entity or fund established for purposes promoting, supporting or facilitating medical research), to be applied for the purposes of medical (including stem cell) research in such manner as its directors or trustees may determine. I declare that the receipt of a director or company secretary of the Foundation or a director, trustee or officer of the charitable entity or fund, will be sufficient discharge to my executors who will not be bound to see the application of this bequest.”

Our business address and registered office is:
National Stem Cell Foundation of Australia
Suite 5, 242 Hawthorn Road, Caulfield North, Victoria, 3161
ABN 84 152 713 098

For Australia to remain competitive and to keep up the pace of research, we need the support of the Australian community, and we sincerely thank you for your interest in the Foundation and Australian stem cell research.

If you require further information, please contact the company secretary through the contact form below:

Resources

We aim to:

  • Promote the study and use of stem cells

  • Prevent or control diseases or illness

  • Enhance public education about stem cells