AIRPORT CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES FIRST GRANT RECIPIENTS
PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, which was established in 2013 with a mission of enhancing the experience of travelers at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport as well as the surrounding communities, is seeking applications for its 2017 grant awards.
Last year, the foundation awarded $31,500 in grants to local community groups including:
- Lifeways, Inc - $1,500
- Bridges Kids Club through Heroes Supporting Heroes - $5,000
- Community College of Beaver County Foundation – up to $10,000 in matching funds
- Pittsburgh International Airport Military Lounge - $15,000
The Charitable Foundation, which conducts annual fundraising events including airport 5K races, golf outings and other community activities, disperses grants to organizations in support of the following focus areas:
The Charitable Foundation awards grants twice per year in June and December. Applications are now being accepted for Spring/Summer and are due April 30.
- Facilitating the comfort of current military service personnel and veterans utilizing the airports
- Enhancing airport spaces through art and cultural displays
- Engaging with communities around the airports to help in areas of educational and social need, such as scholarships and workforce development.
To apply for grants from the ACAA Charitable Foundation, an organization must provide services that benefit communities in and around Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, and preference is given to projects and programs that respond to an unmet need.
The Board of Directors of the ACAA Charitable Foundation meets quarterly to review applications and determine funding.
More information and grant application procedures can be found at: