Humanitarian Aid Program
Showcasing how the aviation community can join together to aid those in need.
The Foundation supports humanitarian causes that use the power of aviation 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. As such, the ISTAT Foundation supports non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that provide air transportation for patients that have critical needs for medical treatment and cargo for humanitarian purposes.
The applications process for the 2020 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program will open in late January 2020.
For more information on the ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program, please contact ISTAT Foundation Headquarters.
Congratulations to the 2019 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Grant Recipients
In 2019, $100,000 in humanitarian grants were awarded to 10 charities worldwide. In addition, $100,000 was granted to Airlink in support of their humanitarian relief initiatives.
- Aerobility - UK
- Angel Fight NE - USA
- Flying Angels Foundation - Italy
- Flying for Life - South Africa
- London Air Ambulance Charity - UK
- Lucy Air Ambulance - UK
- Mission Aviation Fellowship - UK
- Partners for Andean Community Health - USA
- Wings Like Eagles - UK
- Wings of Hope - USA
Airlink, a rapid-response humanitarian relief organization that links airlines with pre-qualified nonprofits, was founded in 2010 by the ISTAT Foundation after responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed over $1.6 million in support of their initiatives.
Today, Airlink has transported more than 5,000 passengers and more than 3,000,000 pounds of cargo in support of a broad range of humanitarian initiatives. To learn more about Airlink and how you can support their mission, please visit airlinkflight.org.
Humanitarian Aid Committee
The 2019 Humanitarian Aid Committee is comprised of David Swan – Chair, Julian Balaam, Todd Freeman, Sylvain Gloux, Michael Halaby, Mary Ellen Jones, James McCarthy, Rod Sheridan, and Richard Wall.