An organization’s mission and programs must align with one of the airline’s three philanthropic focuses in arts, education and human and reside within the geographic parameters of the funding boundaries.

Grants

Multi-year campaigns

Grants are awarded for formal, multi-year capital campaigns for hard costs related to new building construction or major renovation/expansion of an existing facility.

Rules:

  • Grants awarded will not exceed $250,000, or 5% of the total campaign budget, whichever is greater.
  • US Airways Community Foundation will consider funding campaigns after 50% or more of the total campaign budget is committed.
  • US Airways Community Foundation will consider funding campaigns with a diversity of other funding partners including corporate, government, private/public foundation and individual support.
  • US Airways will not consider requests in which the US Airways Community Foundation is the lead corporate gift.

One-time grants

Grants are also awarded for major capital expenditure for a one-time, mission critical project or purchase. For example, major roof repair or purchase of required vehicle.

Rules:

  • Grants awarded will not to exceed $100,000.
  • US Airways Community Foundation will be the sole funder of the project/expenditure.

Funding restrictions

  • Animal shelters or agencies
  • Auxiliary, fraternal organizations, associations or service clubs (e.g. Junior League, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis)*
  • Business, political or labor associations or clubs (e.g. Executive Women International, Laborers' Local 777, Association of Mortgage Brokers)
  • Festivals, fairs or annual community events
  • Health organizations who primarily support a specific disease or illness
  • Hospitals and health/medical centers*
  • National nonprofit organizations
  • Organizations funded 50% or more by government sources including all grants, contracts and fee for service programs
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status
  • Organizations that primarily provide advocacy for issue related topics*
  • Organizations whose primary mission is funding medical or scientific research*
  • Organizations whose primary purpose is to provide scholarships or school stipends for individuals
  • Preforming Arts centers or facilities*
  • Professional society, trade association or membership organization (i.e. Chamber of Commerce, Travel Industry Association)
  • Recreational centers, programs and camps
  • Religious organizations, churches and programs that are purely denominational in purpose*
  • Schools including public, private, charter, pre-K, or universities and their support organizations* (i.e. Boosters, PTA/PTO’s, museums, athletic teams, clubs, bands, performing arts groups, alumni associations or reunions)
  • Sports teams or sporting programs
  • Start-up organizations as defined as a nonprofit organization whose ruling year has been granted by the IRS for less than three yearst

Funding is not provided for:

  • Debt reduction campaigns
  • General operating support
  • Endowment
  • Staff and/or consultant fees
  • One more than one Community Foundation grant per organization in any five-year period

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*As defined by the IRS 501 (C) 3 NTEE Code