The QBE Foundation ensures we manage our community-related activities effectively and consistently, in line with our purpose, strategy and investment criteria. Our vision is to help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively. This vision is an extension of QBE’s purpose: to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.
The activities of the QBE Foundation are managed regionally. The AUSPAC QBE Foundation works across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. We support our communities through charity partnerships, donations and have a range of initiatives to empower QBE employees to support causes that are important to them.
In addition to funding, our charity partners receive our support with events, fundraising, media advocacy and employee volunteering.
Our QBE Foundation Committee assess candidates for large charity partnerships using global eligibility criteria and our own strategic priorities – including our chosen Sustainable Development Goals, which are outlined in our Sustainability Report. This allows us to partner with charities who share our values and work across a large variety of community-related causes.
We’re currently focused on strengthening our long-term partnerships, to make a lasting contribution over time.
Our 2019 charity partners
The Kids Cancer Project
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Assistance Dogs Australia
QBE Foundation local grants are an opportunity for our people to support causes they feel passionately about. They’re intended to help charities delivering smaller projects within local communities.
Local grant applications are made by QBE employees on behalf of a charity they are involved with. They're reviewed by the QBE Foundation Committee.
Some of the charities we have supported recently include: Camp Quality, Eloise Gannon Foundation Ltd, GO Foundation, Parkinson’s NSW, Cathy Freeman Foundation, The Big Issue, Fred Hollows Foundation, It’s a Bloke Thing and Dress for Success.
The QBE Foundation empowers our people to supports causes that are important to them. We offer employee matching for charity fundraising as well as a paid volunteer day annually.
Our people can apply to have their personal fundraising efforts matched by the QBE Foundation. This can be up to $5,000 a year, in cases where their fundraising efforts meet our Foundation’s minimum requirements.
A paid volunteer day, or “Foundation Day”, can be used to support a charity or cause of their choice.