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Grants Program

Offering aviation-related grant funding to non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations around the globe that advance commercial aviation.



The mission of the Grants Program is to:

  • Provide funds to global organizations that aid in the promotion of the aviation industry
  • Build and enhance the awareness of the wide range of careers in aviation
  • Encourage the next generation to consider a future in aviation industry.

How to Apply

The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program Committee is now accepting applications for the 2018 ISTAT Foundation Grants Program. The deadline to submit applications is Tuesday, 1 May 2018. Applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than 1 August.

In an effort to have a greater impact on our grant recipients and to support initiatives that would benefit from involvement from the ISTAT community, this year the committee may consider awarding requests that exceed $10,000 USD (up to $25,000 USD). Please note that this effort may result in fewer grant recipients than in years past. It is important that your organization's grant application includes detailed information about your organization's program/project and outlines ways to include the ISTAT brand and membership in your initiative.

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Should you have any questions relating to qualification criteria, please contact us.

Congratulations to the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

  • Aviation Adventures - FL, USA
  • Aviation Community Foundation - CO, USA
  • Aviation Empowerment Group - South Africa
  • Aviation Without Borders - UK
  • Challenger Center - D.C., USA
  • Dallas Ace Academy - TX, USA
  • Experience Aviation - FL, USA
  • Hiller Aviation Museum - CA, USA
  • Intrepid Museum - NY, USA
  • Montoursville Area School District - PA, USA
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame - OH, USA
  • OPAS Foundation- FL, USA
  • Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor - HI, USA
  • Pathways to Aviation - NV, USA
  • San Diego Air and Space Museum - CA, USA
  • Women in Aviation International - OH, USA

Grants Program Committee

The 2018 ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee is comprised of Sigthor Einarsson - Chair, Robert Agnew, Eddo Weijer, Ken Perich, Robert Brown, Michael Sotir and Mark Ray.