Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is one of 15 nonprofit organizations named as finalists in Lightspeed Aviation Foundation’s Pilot’s Choice Awards. The charities are competing for grants based on the number of online votes each receives.
“We are honored to be a Lightspeed grant finalist for the fifth year in a row,” said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. “This is an exciting opportunity for MAF, and we are grateful to the Lightspeed Aviation Foundation for its ongoing support of those who use aviation to do good.”
The 15 finalists were chosen from hundreds nominated. The charities receiving the most votes will be awarded grants ranging from $10,000 to $2,000. Winners will be announced in November.
Aviation enthusiasts are encouraged to vote at LightspeedAviationFoundation.org.
With the support of many friends who voted online, MAF has received $34,000 in Lightspeed grants over the past four years. To be eligible for the foundation’s grants, aviation organizations must be committed to growing the pilot community and using their grants for compassion and service to others.
Lightspeed Aviation manufactures headsets that are used by MAF pilots and others around the world.
Mission Aviation Fellowship is a family of organizations with a singular mission: to share the love of Jesus through aviation and technology so that isolated people may be physically and spiritually transformed. A significant part of this global network, MAF-US is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho. Recent MAF work includes assisting with vaccination campaigns in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, supporting relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan, and enabling the work of churches, evangelists, and Bible translators across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.