TAL Community Foundation
Supporting initiatives to make a meaningful contribution to the Australian community.
Over the past five years, we have been humbled to work with our valued community partners, providing not only our organisation but also our people opportunities to make a positive difference within the Australian community.
Through a coordinated approach of initiatives, The Foundation has created a space for giving, interacting, sharing and connecting with each other and the community with the aim of making meaningful impact on social and community issues and support staff involvement in the community.
The Foundation has three key focus areas:
- youth overcoming disadvantage,
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and
- positive mental wellbeing.
Five years of the TAL Community Foundation
Supporting our people's passions
We support our people in a number of different ways so they can get involved and make a difference in the community.
Staff fundraising matching program
TAL matches funds raised for a community cause that our people are passionate about, helping them make double the difference for their chosen charity or community group.
TAL community leave day
We want to help our people support community causes. That's why they can take a paid community leave day each year to help the community.
Our four community partners
The TAL Community Foundation works with a number of community partners to make a meaningful difference in the Australian community.
The Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS), is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.
As a National Community Partner, our partnership enables us to help Australians access life-improving medical services and expertise, as well as educate people in rural and regional Australia about health.
In 2018, our people raised funds for 127 defibrillators from to be distributed among RFDS administered medical chests across rural and regional Australia.
National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy
The National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) empowers young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to reach their potential through structured education, sporting and culturally based activities and training.
Through our partnership our people are able to engage in skill based volunteering to share their expertise and skills to help to make a difference for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
The Australian Business and Community Network
We help empower young Australians make sound personal, educational and vocational choices through mentoring support.
The Australian Business and Community Network (ABCN) partners schools with businesses to provide programs where our people can support youth overcoming disadvantage through mentoring to ultimately help students achieve their potential.
Over the last five years, 477 of our people donated 3,900 hours to mentor 951 students. And, together with our partners, we raised $630,712 for the ABCN from fees charged for our Risk Academy Masterclasses.
Orygen is the world's leading research and knowledge-translation organisation focusing on mental ill-health in young people.
Through our partnership we aim to raise awareness of mental health within the Australian community by understanding, managing and supporting health and wellbeing, aligning with Orygen's values and healthcare models to support young people and families.
Through a national fundraiser, our people raised $70,000 in 2019 to develop Orygen’s headspace centre in Sunshine Victoria