The Attitude Foundation relies on the support and generosity of our sponsors and donors. This support helps us to:
- Promote and advocate for better portrayals of people with disability in media
- Engage and collaborate with researchers, other organisations and individuals who are working towards the inclusion of people with disability in all areas of life
- Fund our operations
- Fund our documentary series
In 2014, ANZ partnered with the Attitude Foundation as its founding sponsor, reflecting a shared desire to change community attitudes and behaviour and to empower people with disability to participate in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
Since then, ANZ has provided financial and in-kind support, including by seconding skilled staff to help support the Foundation’s operations.
ANZ has a proud history of helping its customers, people, and the communities in which it operates to thrive. We are committed to making our products, services, workplace and culture welcoming and supportive of people with a disability. ANZ understands that disability is relevant to every aspect of its business – customers, employees, markets, communities, suppliers and key stakeholders. You can read more about ANZ’s commitment to building a more accessible and inclusive bank on ANZ’s website.
The service provider, Life Without Barriers is a significant financial sponsor of Attitude Foundation.
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers (previously Tresscox) is an in-kind supporter and advises the Foundation on production, distribution and intellectual property issues around our documentary series.
Intopia is a financial supporter of Attitude Foundation.
"Intopia supports the Attitude Foundation in changing attitudes toward disability - portraying more people with disability in the media will help reduce prejudice and increase acceptance. Acceptance will also assist Intopia to meet it's mission of creating an inclusive digital world."
Copywriting agency, The Copy Collective through principals Dominique Antarakis and Maureen Shelley established the Foundation’s original website, social media approach and provide ongoing support with the communication strategy. Maureen has supported Attitude Foundation through regular donations since it's inception.
BDJ provide pro-bono auditing services.
Darren Fittler from Gilbert + Tobin provided pro-bono legal expertise to get the Foundation formally established and continues to provide specialist advice and assistance on charitable, fundraising and governance issues.
Professional services firm PwC provided in-kind support during the establishment of Attitude Foundation, including the secondment of a skilled staff member.
Opportunities to help
The Foundation is seeking to develop partnerships with organisations and individuals through both financial and in-kind support.
We are creating an ongoing documentary series. Each 30-minute episode features one individual with disability with an interesting story to share. The series objective is to position people with disability as role models or leaders in their chosen fields and to highlight their valuable contributions to our society and shed light on the barriers previously or continually encountered.
These stories will change attitudes toward disability and there are so many stories to share! We are seeking financial contributors that are as passionate about sharing these stories as we are.
We are undertaking a research program to coincide with the documentary series to measure the effects of the series on mainstream public attitudes and to collect data around the process of inclusive film making. This support could be a financial contribution or in-kind support from experienced social research organisations.
Social media and promotional support
Providing financial or in-kind support to promote the documentary series and its content across a range of traditional, digital and social media platforms.
Levels of support
We are happy to tailor support benefits and recognition to meet your communication and promotional needs. This would be based on our recognised levels of support (please note that the amounts refer to both financial and in-kind support):
Premium Sponsor ($250,000 plus)
The highest level of support with a wide range of acknowledgement, promotional support, Attitude Foundation involvement and use of the Attitude Foundation name in promotions/communications. This level also includes extensive tailored benefits exclusively tied to the specific area of support. Examples: Financial support of multiple episodes of our documentary series or general financial support of the organisation.
Major Sponsor ($100,000 - $250,000)
Significant support of Attitude Foundation with high levels of acknowledgement, promotional support and use of the Attitude Foundation name in promotions and communications. This level typically would support one project or area and would have tailored benefits tied to that specific area. Examples: Exclusive support of an episode of the documentary series, research program into changes in attitudes, general financial support of the organisation.
Sponsor ($10,000 - $100,000)
General support of Attitude Foundation with acknowledgement and recognition of that support, specific acknowledgement around smaller project area or in-kind support. Examples: Contributing sponsor to an episode or series, provision of access services to series in multiple languages (such as captioning and audio description), major promotional support, general financial support of the organisation.
Supporter ($1,000 - $10,000)
This level is particularly suited to specific operational support, in-kind assistance or lower levels of general support. Acknowledgement can be structured around the assistance provided. An acknowledgment will be made on our website for a 12 month period. Examples: Provision of access services, legal and consultancy support, general financial support of the organisation.
For individual or corporate donations utilising the Attitude Foundation’s Deductible Gift Recipient status, please use our donation facility.