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Humanitarian Aid Program

Showcasing how the aviation community can join together to aid those in need.



The Foundation supports humanitarian causes that are designed to help save lives, promote human welfare and alleviate suffering. Our focus is on restoring the basic necessities and improving the well-being of those in need as a result of global disasters and/or afflictions. In addition, the ISTAT Foundation collaborates with and supports non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that provide air transportation for patients that have critical needs for medical treatment and cargo that is necessary to support humanitarian causes.

How to Apply

Information on 2018 humanitarian aid grants will be available in the first quarter of 2018.

Congratulations to the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Grant Recipients

The ISTAT Foundation awarded $90,000 in humanitarian grants to nine charities worldwide, plus an additional $75,000 to Airlink:

  • Aerobility - UK
  • Airline Ambassadors International - USA
  • Airserv International - USA
  • Angel Flight NE - USA
  • Angel Flight Soars - USA
  • Aviation Without Borders - UK
  • Flying Angels - Italy
  • Mission Aviation Fellowship - UK
  • Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service - Australia

Humanitarian Aid Committee

The 2018 Humanitarian Aid Committee is comprised of Julian Balaam - Chair, Rod Sheridan, Vice Chairman, Todd Freeman, Sylvain Gloux, Michael Halaby, Mary Ellen Jones and James McCarthy.