Mission: The AOPA Foundation Inc., a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt charitable, educational, and scientific organization, educates the public on the value of general aviation. The AOPA Foundation works to improve aviation safety through the Air Safety Institute , preserve community airports, and encourage learning to fly for career and personal benefit -- all in the interest of ensuring the future of general aviation in America.
Target demographics: preserve the freedom to fly.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 50,000 private pilots learn how to fly safely through our Air Safety Institute live seminars
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: - Encouraging more people to fly
- Preserving community airports
- Keeping pilots and their passengers safe with our educational courses offered through the Air Safety Institute
- Spotlighting the good work being done through general aviation with our Giving Back program
The AOPA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association. They support programs that preserve the freedom to fly. General Aviation provides such needed services, like transporting patients to distant hospitals, mapping wetland and soil erosion, being on the front lines of wildfire fighting, flying important packages overnight, and so much more. Donations go to support important programs that will increase the number of pilots flying, that provide important safety education programs to keep pilots and passengers safe, that support the humanitarian work being done through General Aviation, and that preserve community airports across the country. Donations to the Foundation keep America flying! I know that my donations make a difference.