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ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program

The ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program showcases how the aviation community can join together to aid those in need. The program is administered by the Humanitarian Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees. 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 nongovernmental, 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

The committee is now accepting proposals for the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Program. 


Interested organizations are asked to prepare a one-page proposal stating:

(1) the organization's mission and activities;
(2) purpose of requested grant (including USD amount);
(3) plans to recognize the support of the ISTAT Foundation.

Completed applications shall be submitted as an email attachment to with the subject line: ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Grant Application, {Organization Name}. It is encouraged to provide electronic attachments of the organization's brochures, news clippings or articles. 

The deadline to submit applications is Thursday, 1 September, 2017. All humanitarian grant applicants will be notified of the status of their application in October of 2017. Urgent applications will have an expedited review and approval process.

Please note that the ISTAT Foundation generally awards humanitarian grants of up to $10,000 USD.

For more information on the ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program, please contact ISTAT Foundation Headquarters.

Phone: +1.312.673.5379


Congratulations to the 2016 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Grant Recipients

The ISTAT Foundation awarded $75,000 in humanitarian grants to 13 charities worldwide:

The ISTAT Foundation awarded an additional $75,000 humanitarian grant to Airlink.

The 2016 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Committee

The 2016 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Committee is comprised of Julian Balaam (Chair), Rod Sheridan, Mary Ellen S. Jones, Wouter du Preez, Sigthor Einarsson, Sylvain Gloux, Todd Freeman and Mark Balentine.

ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Aid Program History

2015 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Grant Recipients

2014 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Grant Recipients

2013 ISTAT Foundation Humanitarian Grant Recipients