The KYF is a registered charity and Public Benevolent Institution, relying on fundraising, volunteer support, and sponsorship.
The bulk of our funding comes from the fundraising efforts of our Kokoda Challenge Events participants; particularly from ‘The Kokoda Challenge’, the 96 kilometre endurance event held on the Gold Coast each year.
The funds raised through these events enable the KYF to hold a variety of Youth Programs that help young people reach their full potential.
Central to KYF is the Spirit of Kokoda, embodying Courage, Endurance, Mateship and Sacrifice. These values take their origin from Australian soldiers who fought on the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea during WWII.
The Spirit of Kokoda demonstrates that when we work together, look out for each other and show commitment to a task, things that at first seem impossible suddenly become achievable.