Commitment to Philanthropy
Tempus Jets is committed to philanthropy in the communities where we live and work. As such, our company is dedicated to giving and serving where we hope to make the greatest impact locally, nationally, and internationally through our unique assets and experience.
Global Flight Relief
Global Flight Relief (GFR) was founded in 2011 by Scott Terry, Chief Executive Officer of Tempus Jets. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partnering with Tempus, makes aircraft available to first responders worldwide, so that communities in crisis have access to medical treatment, supplies, food, water, and temporary shelter.
Global Flight Relief delivers humanitarian assistance to locations that are hit by natural or man-made disasters, using our fleet and our influence to secure and deliver emergency supplies where they are needed most. Global Flight Relief has a variety of aviation assets within their fleet, including a wide-body Lockheed L-1011, a Gulfstream III, a Cessna Grand Caravan, a King Air E-90, and a Bell 412 Helicopter. Additionally, Tempus supports GFR by providing supplemental aircraft which makes mission work possible in some of the world’s most inaccessible areas.
With the help of Global Flight Relief, much work is being done in remote villages of Africa, where many afflictions are present, including physical disfigurements, disabilities, weakened bodies, mental distress, and other medical ailments. These people have virtually no access to healthcare- professionals or supplies. Global Flight Relief airlifts hope to those who need it most – to the very last mile.
Project Green Skyy
At Tempus Jets, we recognize that as an aviation company, our fleet of aircraft has a substantial carbon footprint. Project Green Skyy is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tempus and it is our commitment to operating as a “carbon neutral” company. Working with a team of conservation-minded partners, Tempus donated 623 acres of Virginia timberland to a conservation easement, protecting it from development or clearing. About 64,000 longleaf pine seedlings have been planted on this land, enhancing the carbon sequestering capability of the property for the next 75 years.
To maximize the use of the Project Green Skyy property, we have developed Green Skyy Farms, using sustainable and natural farming techniques. By planting crops that take advantage of the innate qualities in the land and water, Green Skyy Farms seeks to promote biodiversity and a healthy local ecosystem. The produce from the farm is sold locally. By focusing on local distribution, Green Skyy Farms embodies our values of sustainability and social responsibility. By promoting the production and consumption of fresh local foods, we try to make both the community, and the people in it, stronger and healthier.
ACE Scholarships is a Colorado 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides children of low-income families with partial scholarships to private K-12 schools and advocates for expanded school choice. Since 2000, ACE Scholarships has provided more than 15,000 scholarships worth more than $25 million in Colorado. Tempus’ Phil Jordan serves on the ACE Scholarships advisory board and says, “Every time I attend our board meetings I am humbled at the impact this organization is having in these people’s lives and Denver as a community. Children’s charities speak to my heart and I am so proud to be affiliated with ACE.”
Eastern Congo Initiative
The Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI) is the first U.S.-based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of the eastern portion of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. ECI believes that local, community-based approaches are essential to creating a sustainable, successful society in eastern Congo. Tempus has partnered with ECI and works to provide monetary grants and aviation support to help the former child soldiers and rape victims attend school so that they may re-enter their communities as productive members of society.
Urban Peak is an overnight shelter for youth ages 15-20 in Denver, Colorado who are experiencing homelessness. The program helps these young people overcome real life challenges and become self-sufficient adults. Youth receive individualized counseling and guidance to secure their own apartment or family mediation to reintegrate with their guardians. A medical clinic provides vaccinations, HIV and pregnancy testing, health screenings, and more. In addition, youth receive three hearty meals a day. Tempus Jets is an ongoing sponsor and our employees support this initiative by volunteering their own time.