Aviation Foundation Supports Needy Children, Families

grantsPrivate 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.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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