The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Foundation will once again award 10 “Giving Back” grants to charities that are doing good work through general aviation.
According to association officials, 10 nonprofits will each receive a $10,000 grant.
This is the third year for the foundation’s Giving Back grant program.
“The Giving Back grants are the AOPA Foundation’s way of recognizing and spotlighting charitable flying and humanitarian services provided through general aviation,” said AOPA Foundation Vice President Stephanie Kenyon. “Our past recipients have provided a variety of services and benefits to their communities through aviation. Each is an outstanding example of how general aviation provides crucial support in unexpected ways, and we’re pleased to be able to offer these grants to another 10 groups this year.”
“The ripple effect is a tremendous multiplier to tell the heartening stories that are crucial to helping people understand the many benefits general aviation brings to our lives,” Kenyon continued.
This year the application process has changed. Applicants must first submit a Letter of Intent. The AOPA Foundation will review the letters and ask only a select number of organizations to submit full grant proposals. The Letter of Intent is due by 5 p.m. EDT on Monday, June 1, 2015.
Nonprofits selected to submit a full proposal will be notified the week of June 22. The Letter of Intent requirements and instructions can be found here. Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and have a current IRS Form 990.