Private Funder: American Airlines Foundation ; Opportunity: Community grants; Funding Focus: K-12 education, children and youth; Geographic Focus: National, in the areas where the airline has operations; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Varies (the foundation made about $600,000 in grants last year); Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The program funds projects that assist children, families and military service members who are affected by unexpected adversity (http://tinyurl.com/p9agah7).
Support is provided in three ways: (1) in-kind contributions where American donates to nonprofit organizations in the form of AAdvantage mileage certificates; (2) volunteerism where employees give back to their communities by volunteering in projects through a volunteer program; and (3) cash support.
Although there are no submission deadlines to request a contribution, applications are reviewed at the close of each quarter. Only one request per calendar year will be accepted.
Info: http://hub.aa.com/en/ju/support; telephone: (480) 693-3652; Julie Coleman, vice president.