Spirit of Community
Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF)
Founded by world champion marathon runner Robert De Castella, the Indigenous Marathon Foundation selects a squad of 18-30 year old Indigenous men and women from around Australia to train for the New York Marathon with little or no running experience. An IMF squad member graduates when they cross the finish line in New York
In 2015, Qantas ambassador Hugh Jackman launched a new grants initiative created by Qantas and the IMF that will empower young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be leaders in their communities.
The Front Runners initiative is a $1.4 million donation and helps IMP graduates further their education or career, pursue a business enterprise or support a community development project.
Qantas is committed to reconciliation and building relationships for change between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
In July 2015, Qantas' Reconciliation Action Plan - first launched in 2007 - was awarded Elevate status, the highest level of endorsement by Reconciliation Australia.
Since 2010, there have been 43 graduates of IMP, all of whom have contributed in some way to creating change in their lives and those of their families and communities.
By 2018, there will be over 80 graduates.
The Australian Made, Australian Grown logo is administered by Australian Made Campaign Limited (AMCL); a not-for-profit public company established in 1999 by the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the network of state and territory chambers of commerce, with the cooperation of the Federal Government.
AMCL is not a government body and does not receive government funding for its core operations, which are licensing companies to use the logo and promoting Australian products both in Australia and overseas.
Qantas is proud to carry the Australian Made logo.
Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) is a not-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of collective investment between government, business and philanthropy to improve the lives of those living in rural, regional and remote Australia. Qantas is proud to support FRRR's Tackling Tough Times Together grant program, which helps communities access the resources they need to support one another through the current, ongoing drought.
Make-A-Wish Australia is a national charity with over 1,100 volunteers across 57 branches. The key mission of Make-A-Wish Australia is to grant the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
Since Make-A-Wish began in Australia, more than 8,000 wishes have been granted to children in Australia. Wishes fall into four categories: to be…, to go…, to meet… and to have…
Qantas is proud to be Make-A-Wish Australia's Official Airline.
National Australia Day Council
The National Australia Day Council is the coordinating body for Australia Day celebrations across the nation and for the Australian of the Year Awards. The NADC heads up a network of eight state and territory Australia Day affiliate organisations and 780 local Australia Day committees.
Established in 1979, the vision was to make future Australia Day celebrations 'truly national and Australia-wide'. Today the Australian of the Year Awards recognise outstanding and inspirational Australians, who inspire us through their achievements and contributions. The four Award categories are:
- Australian of the Year
- Senior Australian of the Year (60 years and over)
- Young Australian of the Year (16 to 30 years)
- Australia's Local Hero
Qantas is the Official Airline for the Australian of the Year Awards program.
Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is an iconic Australian not-for-profit organisation that delivers aero-medical and primary health care to those who live, work and travel throughout rural and remote Australia. Today the RFDS has 63 aircraft operating from 22 bases located across the nation and provides medical assistance to over 290,000 people every year - that's one every two minutes. Qantas is proud to support RFDS pilots to maintain simulation training.
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is one of Australia's most famous and well-loved events, bringing thousands of visitors to Sydney to join in the celebrations. It captures the imagination of Australia's LGBTQI and mainstream communities. Qantas is proud to support the world-famous Parade; a colourful and dazzling night of pride, celebration and self-expression.
By placing foreign and local change in the Change for Good® envelopes on board Qantas flights, passengers have raised over $30 million to support UNICEF's global health, child protection and education programs.
Recently Qantas passengers have participated in 5 Fund; a campaign focused on increasing the awareness amongst Qantas domestic travellers that just five cents can make a world of difference to children around the world.
Qantas and UNICEF would like to thank you for having an enduring impact on the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and their communities.
Women of the Future
The Australian Women's Weekly Qantas 'Women of the Future' Awards is a joint $150,000 scholarship fund recognising young female entrepreneurs, philanthropists, community workers, academics, scientists and business professionals. From all over the country, each winner showcases a project whose ultimate aim is to improve the lives of their fellow Australians. Qantas is proud to partner with The Australian Women's Weekly to invest in the futures of Australian women. Qantas is committed to supporting the achievements of women in our community and we congratulate the winners of this year's Women of the Future Awards.