What we do
ISF Australia (the Indochina Starfish Foundation (Australia) Ltd) undertakes development projects in Cambodia in conjunction with the local community to improve their lives, with particular emphasis on children. We identify, finance and administer specific projects in Cambodia that complement the work of the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) which aims to provide a lifeline for some of the poorest, most disadvantaged children in Cambodia.
Our projects are clearly identified as Australian to foster friendship between our two nations and encourage the participation of the general public in Australia. Currently our projects train football coaches for children, educate children in English and the use of computers, provide vocational training, teach children the dangers of addictive behaviour and develop disabled children. Find out more about our projects by following the links on the right of this page.
ISF Australia was incorporated as a registered charity in Australia on 19 May 2008 by a group of Australians who have supported ISF in Cambodia since 2006. The incorporated charity provides appropriate legal framework for fundraising from the general public in Australia and the ability to offer tax deductibility to our Australian donors.
We have been approved to operate as a charity and raise funds in all states and territories in Australia and have DGR (tax deductible) status. Over $180,000 has been raised for our projects in Cambodia since incorporation.
Donations to assist us in delivering our projects in Cambodia are gratefully accepted by cheque, direct debit or credit card (click the links on the right of this page to learn about out projects).
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ISF Australia holds events to raise funds such as sponsoring supporters who participate in the Siem Reap Charity Half Marathon. If you’d like to be a sponsor or help raise funds in other ways please contact us
Fundraising Approvals and Tax Deductibility
ISF Australia is approved to operate as a charity and raise funds in all states and territories in Australia. Through AusAID, the Department of Foreign Affairs has approved ISF Australia under the Overseas Aid Gift Deduction Scheme and the Australian Taxation Office has granted us Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. All donations to ISF Australia are fully tax deductible.