Wolf Aviation Fund grant proposals due Dec. 15

Deadline for applications for a Wolf Aviation Fund grant has been set for Dec. 15.

Each year the Wolf Aviation Fund provides grants for a number of individuals and organizations doing great work in general aviation.

To date more than 350 awards have been given, providing worthy applicants the funding and recognition that is so vital for folks working on new ideas, according to officials.

Applications must meet certain criteria and fit into the fund’s seven major program areas, which are: Developing Public Policy and Airports; Networking and Mutual Support; Development and Alternative Resources; Communications, Media, and Community Relations; General Aviation Technology, Safety, and Noise; Improving Public Understanding and Perception; and Aviation and Space Education.

Proposals often received partial support, because by providing partial funding as challenge grants the recipients often use the honor and recognition of a Wolf Aviation Fund grant to approach others and seek additional funding, according to officials. This approach permits more projects to receive grants and has proven quite successful, officials add.

The Wolf Aviation Fund is a 501 C 3 nonprofit foundation which was created thanks to Alfred “Abby” and Constance “Connie” Wolf, who left their estate for the purpose. Connie was a world-record setting gas balloonist and Abby was a prominent Philadelphia attorney and one of the five founders of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

The fund’s mission statement: “The Foundation shall promote and support the advancement of personal air transportation by seeking and funding the most promising individuals and worthy projects which advance the field of general aviation; by increasing the public’s knowledge of aviation through publications, seminars, and other information media; by informing the aviation and scientific community of the existence and purpose of the Fund; and by soliciting and receiving feedback concerning Foundation-supported projects.”

For more information: Wolf-Aviation.org

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