Welcome to Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF)

The Canterbury Medical Research Foundation (CMRF) funds new research that will make a difference to people's lives - now and for future generations.

Founded in 1960, the CMRF has funded nearly $20 million to health research in the Canterbury area.
All the researchers we fund are based in Canterbury - all specific donations are applied in full to that research. An example of this is the New Zealand Brain Research Institute   (Formally Van der Veer Institute) for Parkinson's & Brain research which came about from a generous bequest.

You can specify a particular condition for your donation or bequest to be used for, or you can leave the decision up to the Foundation - its your choice.
If you would like to find out more about the research projects we fund or become a member of the Foundation and join our mailing list please contact us:


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