The QBE Foundation

The QBE Foundation assists the communities we support through charity partnerships, donations and volunteering.

The QBE Foundation is a global initiative to help us give back to the communities in which we operate. Launched in 2011 to mark our 125th anniversary year, the Foundation formalises QBE’s long history of community involvement and corporate giving into a structured, global approach.

Our core philosophy is to ‘Help people overcome disadvantage, strengthen their abilities and live more independently, successfully and productively.’

QBE Australia and New Zealand  supports the community through volunteering and also provides philanthropic support.

Each year we form partnerships with a number of charities who we then work closely with in an effort to make a more significant and meaningful impact on their cause. Our 2017 charity partners are: Assistance Dogs Australia, Brainwave, Camp Quality, Foodbank, The Big Issue and The Kids’ Cancer Project.

Our community partner applications have now closed for 2018 and announcements will be made later this year to the successful applicants.

We're incredibly grateful for the amount of interest we've received from the broader community to become a partner of the QBE Foundation. If you'd like to apply to become a 2019 QBE Foundation charity partner applications will open again in 2018.

If you have any general enquiries or would like to get in touch with the QBE Foundation please email us at qbefoundationaustralia@qbe.com.

Other ways of helping

The QBE Foundation also encourages our people to do their bit. QBE employees receive a day of volunteer leave each year. They can also apply on behalf of an eligible charity to receive a local grant donation or apply to have their personal fundraising efforts matched dollar for dollar.

Our Workplace Giving program allows our people to make regular contributions through the QBE Foundation and help those in need.

Find out more about The QBE Foundation or download our fact sheet.

QBE Foundation news

Download our latest newsletter to stay up to date with the work we’ve been doing across Australia and New Zealand to support the communities we operate within.

QBE in the Community – July 2017 edition