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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

Now accepting applications

Download the 2019 ISTAT Foundation Grants Application.

Please submit the completed application to with the subject line: ISTAT Foundation Grants Application, {Organization Name}. Please provide electronic attachments of your organization’s brochures, news clippings or articles describing your program.  Organizations can re-apply in subsequent years.

The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 1 May, 2019. Incomplete submissions at the time of the deadline will not be accepted.

In an effort to have greater impact on our grant recipients and to support initiatives that would benefit from involvement from the ISTAT community, the grants 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.

All grant applicants will be notified of the status of their application no later than 1 August, 2019.

For more information on the ISTAT Foundation Grants Program, please conact ISTAT Foundation Headquarters.

Phone: +1.312.673.5379

Congratulations to the 2018 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

  • Brooklands Museum, UK
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, USA
  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, USA
  • Irish Aviation Foundation CLG, Ireland
  • Irish Aviation Students Association, Ireland
  • Lewis University, USA
  • Museum of Aviation Foundation, USA
  • National Aviation Hall of Fame, USA
  • Reno Air Racing Foundation (dba Pathways to Aviation), USA
  • San Diego Air & Space Museum, USA
  • Women in Aviation International, USA
  • Wonders of Aviation, South Africa

View the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients.

Grants Program Committee

The 2019 ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee is comprised of Sigthor Einarsson - Chair, Ulf Liljenberg, Mark Ray, Tracey Renfro, Michael Sotir, Jean Stein, and Eddo Weijer.