The Educational Foundation provides supplementary funding, support, and mentoring for pilots in training who demonstrate the potential and desire to make aviation a long-lasting part of their lives.

History. In 2012, the WNCPA Educational Foundation was incorporated as a tax-exempt corporation in the State of North Carolina.

In May of 2013, the WNCPAEF was granted tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a charitable organization. The Educational Foundation Board subsequently developed By-laws, Policies and Procedures and has elected follow-on Directors. All Board members, Officers and Directors are volunteers and are not compensated for their services, keeping expenses to a minimum.

During its first eight years (2013-2020), the WNCPAEF has awarded grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to 59 individuals for a total of over $100,000 assisting grantees in pursuing their aviation goals.

Donations. The Foundation’s Board is dedicated to providing the highest level of stewardship of donated funds. To learn how to contribute, click (here).

Grant Application Process. For grant award requirements and information on how to apply for a grant, click (here).