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/

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. 
See: http://www.frrr.org.au/grants/back-to-school

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/

The effects of the bushfire disaster and COVID-19 have made 2020 a very difficult year for many Australians. The funds raised by Raffle 005 will continue to help the Audi Foundation to support our existing charity partners in the great work they carry out in the areas of education, mental health and also medicine.

However, in order to offer greater support to all Australians who may be struggling with their mental health during such a difficult year, Audi Australia will contribute an additional $10 for every ticket sold in this raffle directly to Lifeline (13 11 14), a free crisis support service that supports Australians in their greatest time of need. Audi Australia’s donation – up to $100,000 if all tickets are sold – will ensure that this 24/7 service is able to increase capacity and get to many more people who find the courage to pick up the phone and ask for help. This vital service aligns with the Audi Foundation’s existing pillar of supporting positive mental health outcomes.

Once again, we thank you for your support of the Audi Foundation.

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?

There are two costs that are deducted from the total revenue generated by the ticket sales, one being the cost of the prize, an Audi Q8, the other being the cost of auditing the prize draw on completion.

What is the cost of the car?

The retail cost of the Audi Q8 is $168,610 (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 005 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 and the required audit is $175,000. 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 R8 Plus, why are you now offering a significantly less valuable prize?

The Audi R8 Plus is a fabulous car. Unfortunately, its appeal was limited to a smaller number of people and there was significant social ‘chatter’ around the prize being a possible ‘hoax’ given its high value. Feedback from those who participated in the first Audi Foundation prize draw was that they would prefer a more practical vehicle as the prize, and for these reasons we are offering our popular, Q8 for prize draw participants. We believe this vehicle strikes a strong balance between performance and everyday practicality.

Does the whole $50 go to the charity partners?

Of the $500,000 total revenue we hope to raise, $175,000 (or 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.

Make: Audi
Model: Q8 55 TFSI quattro tiptronic

Optional Extras:  Premium plus package, Adaptive air suspension, Privacy glass; rear side and rear  windows, 4-zone air conditioning, Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system, Ambient LED lighting package, HD Matrix LED headlights

Value: $168,610