The Sporty’s Foundation made bequests totaling $152,500 during 2015, acting on its commitment to attract more pilots and aviation technicians to general aviation.
The Sporty’s Foundation has provided more than $1 million since its inception to assist a variety of groups and organizations whose goals align with theirs.
Overhead and administrative costs for the foundation are funded entirely by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, which means that every dollar donated goes to programs, not to postage, fundraising or salaries.
“The generous donations of our colleagues, joined with funding from Sporty’s, provided scholarships, museum programs, continuation of the Young Eagles Next Step initiative, aviation-themed Scouting activities and a host of other programs, whose goal is to create the next generation of pilots and those who design and maintain the aircraft we fly,” said Sporty’s Founder and Chairman Hal Shevers.
The largest recipient of The Sporty’s Foundation funds is the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles. Funded through the EAA/Sporty’s partnership in Next Step, The Sporty’s Foundation has made it possible for more than 35,000 Young Eagles to access Sporty’s online learn to fly course for free.
Online contributions are accepted, either as a one-time payment or a recurring monthly charge. As a 501(c)3 foundation, all donations are tax deductible.