What is the Audi Foundation?

The Audi Foundation is a corporate philanthropic foundation funded by Audi Australia and the Audi Australia Dealer Network.

What does it do?

The Audi Foundation uses private resources to deliver public benefit. Our primary method of support is through a Grants Program, where we provide funding to charities that share our focus and ambition. 

What is your focus?

We lead by humanising innovation and technology; and while Audi Australia drives progress through technological change, we believe that progressive ideas around charitable giving will ensure social impact.
The Audi Foundation is Audi Australia’s philanthropic arm that supports Australia’s leading charities and programs that create meaningful change in the areas of:

  • Innovative approaches to medical technology and treatment
  • Education & career futures – particularly in STEM
  • Positive mental health outcomes

The Audi Foundation recognises that this can’t be done alone, and that greatest impact is achieved through collaborative effort across charity partners, our dealer network, our customers and the community.

How does a charity access the Grant Program funding?

We do not accept any unsolicited requests for funding. Instead, we seek to identify then research programs with outstanding outcomes. To receive a grant from the Audi Foundation, an organisation must have Deductable Gift Recipient Status as defined by Australian Taxation Laws. The Audi Foundation is limited to providing funding support within the Commonwealth of Australia. 

How is the Audi Foundation funded?

The Audi Foundation is jointly funded by Audi Australia and the Audi Australia Dealer Network. For every new Audi vehicle sold, dealers make a donation which is then matched by Audi Australia. Audi Australia also funds all the administration and operating costs associated with the Audi Foundation. 

Who do you currently support?

The Audi Foundation has the following partnerships:

The Country Education Foundation Australia (CEFA) helps rural and regional communities support their local school leavers. This support is through the provision of scholarships for young people who have to leave home or travel to attend university, training, apprenticeships, etc. There are over 40 local CEFA communities across New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland and South Australia. We will help CEFA provide more scholarships and expand their geographical footprint.
See: https://cef.org.au/

ReachOut is an online mental health organisation for young people that provides support for mental health issues and aids suicide reduction. Available anytime and from pretty much anywhere, ReachOut.com is accessed by 140,000 Australians each month. We are supporting ReachOut in developing a program that will help parents’ better help/support their children.
See: http://au.reachout.com/

The Smith Family’s Work Inspiration program provides young people with opportunities to experience the world of work first hand in a meaningful and inspiring way. The program is based on the research that well planned interactions with employers significantly reduce the risk of school leavers being ‘Not in Education, Employment or Training’ . The program also provides opportunities for students to broaden their perspectives and develop career aspirations, whilst also allowing businesses to showcase their work and employment opportunities. We are The Smith Family in delivering Work Inspirations to around 2000 students annually.
See: http://www.workinspiration.com.au/about/

Camp Quality looks to create the best quality of life for children living with cancer. With over 30 years’ experience, they deliver essential programs across Australia:
At school – The Primary School Education Program assist Australia's children and their teachers to create a more supportive school community for children living with cancer. It is delivered to over 200,000 kids annually.
At home - Camp Quality’s world-first Kids’ Guide to Cancer App, is a new educational program for children 8-13 years who have a loved one with cancer. It is a world first in providing age-appropriate information about cancer and won ‘Best in Class’ at the 2015 IMA Awards – their highest honour!
In hospital – The Child Life Therapy program provides procedural education, distraction and structured play to patients and families, and our Family Liaison Coordinators work across every paediatric oncology ward in Australia.
Away from it all - we hold over 200 programs each year to support children living with cancer via camps, family experiences and fun days, and last year we offered over 12,000 family member respite opportunities. In September 2014, Camp Quality began assisting children who have a parent with cancer – a group previously without a national support network.
The Audi Foundation is supporting The Primary School Education Program.
See: https://www.campquality.org.au/

The Humpty Dumpty Foundation is an Australian based charity, that for more than 27 years has been purchasing essential, life-saving medical equipment for sick and injured children in Pediatric Wards, Neonatal Wards, Intensive Care, Maternity and Emergency Departments for hospitals across Australia. In 2016, over 500 pieces of equipment were donated to 297 hospitals and Health Service Centres throughout Australia. The equipment provided helps medical staff to make an immediate and tangible difference to children in life changing situations. The Audi Foundation is supporting Humpty Dumpty to purchase more medical equipment.
See: http://www.humpty.com.au/

R U OK? is a national suicide prevention charity that inspires and empowers everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. Their goals are to: 
1. Boost our confidence to meaningfully connect and ask about life's ups and downs
2. Nurture our sense of responsibility to regularly connect and support others
3. Strengthen our sense of belonging because we know people are there for us

The Audi Foundation is supporting the RUOK? Conversation Convoy, which is a road-trip around Australia looking to start more life-changing conversations.
See: https://www.ruok.org.au/

Charlie Teo Foundation brings hope to people affected by brain cancer by funding innovative brain cancer research to develop better treatments that will extend life and eventually find a cure. See: https://charlieteofoundation.org.au/

What is the Audi Foundation Prize Draw?

This prize draw is a fundraising activity with all profits going directly to the Audi Foundation.

What do you mean by profits?

The only cost deducted from the total revenue generated by the ticket sales, is the cost of the prize, an Audi SQ5 TDI Sportback.

What is the cost of the car?

The retail cost of the Audi SQ5 TDI Sportback is $139,400 (based on registration in NSW) although Audi is providing the car to the Audi Foundation at a significant discount.

With all these costs how much profit will you make?

The Audi Foundation Prize Draw 008 will offer 10,000 tickets at $50 per ticket. Which will equate to total revenue of $500,000 and the forecasted costs of the prize. As all other costs of the prize draw are being borne by Audi Australia, we hope to make around a 65% profit. All of which will go directly to the Audi Foundation.

Regulation differs slightly across the states but generally a prize draw has to make at least a 30% profit, which is recognition by the various state gaming regulators that undertaking a prize draw is a significant task and the costs can be substantial.

If all tickets are sold, we expect to raise $325,000 which will then be donated to our charity partners.

You previously offered an Audi Q8, why are you now offering a significantly less valuable prize?

The purpose of the Audi Foundation prize draws is to raise money for our charity partners, and so we base our decisions on which prizes to offer on two key factors: 1) ability to raise a profit from the raffle and 2) ability to offer an appealing prize to our supportive customers that is different for each prize draw. We believe the Audi SQ5 Sportback is an excellent prize, based on its popularity in the market.

Does the whole $50 go to the charity partners

Of the $500,000 total revenue we hope to raise, 35% will be deducted to cover the cost of the car and the required audit. This ‘cost’ equates to $17.50 per ticket and as such, $32.50 from each ticket sale will go to our charity partners.

Do I get a receipt if I purchase for tax purposes?

You do get a receipt but as this prize draw is defined by the Australian Tax Office as a ‘game of chance’ and there is a potential benefit to entrants, the cost of the ticket is not treated as a donation and is therefore not tax deductable.

Can dealer staff enter this prize draw?

Yes they can. Entry to this prize draw is open to all residents of Australia with the exception of residents of Western Australia. Entrants must be 18 years old or over. Employees or office bearers (directors) of the Audi Foundation or their relatives cannot enter. Nor can anyone or the relatives of anyone engaged in the conduct of the draw.

Why are residents of Western Australia ineligible to enter?

In line with the Western Australian Gaming and Wagering Commission Act 1987 (Updated 1 Feb 2019).

A ‘foreign lottery’ is a lottery which is conducted, drawn or decided wholly or partly outside Australia, notwithstanding that the same may be legal according to the law of the place where it is conducted, drawn, or decided. An ’unlawful lottery’ is a lottery declared by section 102 of the Act to be unlawful and includes a foreign lottery.

Although this Prize Draw / Lottery is being held within Australia, the financial obligations mean that at this stage we are unable to accept entrants from WA. This is something we are investigating for future Prize Draws.