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.
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s (FRRR) Back to School helps students to participate in education by providing $50 gift vouchers. These vouchers can be redeemed for items such as school uniforms, shoes, school bags and stationery items, all of which are necessary to participate in school. We will help FRRR provide more Back to School vouchers in the rural/regional communities in which we operate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.