Supporting seriously ill children, and their families, when and how they need it most.

Stella Bella

Who we are

Stella Bella Foundation is a registered Australian charity. We brighten the lives of children in the ACT region, and beyond, who are living with serious and long-term illnesses. We offer support and assistance to these children and their families, regardless of their diagnosis.

What we do

Our programs are designed to support families during their toughest times. Our programs include:

Care & Respite

A chance for seriously ill children to experience the joys of childhood in a safe, happy and nurturing environment while providing their parents with much-needed respite.

Family Support

Tailored support for families while caring for their seriously ill child. Financial support, meals, family camps and outings, and bereavement support.

Stella Bella Children’s Centre

A unique childcare concept, with mainstream childcare rooms, and a specialised care unit for chronically ill babies and children providing inclusive access to education and care.

The Little Star Beads Program

Special beads offer little rewards to children for their medical procedures and milestones. The beads are strung together to tell the story of each child’s personal medical journey.


The 2024 Stella Bella Foundation Trivia Night

Yay, it's been way too long so we are very happy to announce the return of the Stella Bella Trivia Night! Image removed.

The 2023 Stella Bella Ball

Enjoy a night of Moulin Rouge decadence at the 2023 Stella Bella Ball!

The Stella Bella team were by our side from the day Lexie was born and beyond. This is one of the best programs to support families going through a rough time and we are forever grateful’

- Melissa (Lexie’s mum)

How you can help

We rely on the community to keep our Foundation shining bright. You can get involved in a number of ways:

Make a donation

Donate an item or business service for our raffles and auctions at our upcoming fundraising events. We welcome items of all values and sizes.

Attend an event

Get together a group of friends and colleagues and purchase tickets to our events and have some fun while helping families in need.

Sponsor us

We rely on sponsorship from generous businesses in our community, financial and in-kind. We love partnering with others to create positive outcomes for our clients and those who support us.   

Workplace giving program

Organise a fortnightly tax deductible donation through your pay office. Every little bit helps. Hold a fundraising event at your workplace, book a corporate cook-up to make meals for families, or book a table at our annual ball.

Spread the word

Help spread the word about our Foundation’s work by liking us on Facebook. Share our stories with your friends and colleagues and via socials to help us raise awareness.


Many hands make light work. If you have skills or time to share, we would love to hear from you.

Our Stories

I was thinking last night about this date in 2010 when we were in Westmead preparing to bring Stella home. We had been told her...

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