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COVID-19 Relief

The ISTAT Foundation’s mission is to support individuals and institutions that promote the advancement of commercial aviation and humanitarianism.  The COVID-19 pandemic has, and will continue to have, massive implications for the travel, tourism and aviation industry.  Therefore, in addition to the Foundation’s planned annual giving through its Scholarship, Internships, Education, Grants and Humanitarian Programs, ISTAT, by way of the Foundation, has committed an additional US$500,000 in 2020 and up to US$100,000 in 2021 for the purpose of global COVID-19 relief. 


COVID-19 Relief Funding for India & Matching Gift Campaign - 2021

As the Indian region continues to be deeply impacted by a rapid and deadly surge of the virus, the ISTAT Foundation has granted an initial US$50,000 to Airlink's Operation Airlift India and is also launching the ISTAT Foundation Matching Gift Campaign through which it will match up to US$50,000 in additional grant funds raised by corporate and individual donations. The matching gift campaign will run from Tuesday, 18 May through Friday, 28 May.

Through the initial contribution and matching funds, the goal is to raise US$150,000 to directly benefit Airlink's Operation Airlift India. Please consider donating to the ISTAT Foundation Matching Gift Campaign and have your donation matched dollar for dollar.


COVID-19 Relief Grant Recipients - 2020

Air Serv International

Amref Health Africa ONLUS

Angel Flight NE

Angel Flight Soars

Aviation Without Borders - Switzerland


Irish Community Rapid Response

Mission Aviation Fellowship

Nothern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service Limited

Orbis International

Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria

World Food Program USA