Thursday, December 14, 2017
Text Size

About the WNCPA Educational Foundation


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 2011 and 2012, the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Board of Directors accomplished a long-standing goal in awarding three $1,500 education grants to new aspiring private pilots. Funds for these grants were raised by donations, raffles, and contributions from the Association's General Fund. Since the Association is incorporated as a 501(c)7 organization with tax-exempt (but not charitable) status, donations for its purposes, however worthy, are not tax-deductible. Due to the interest generated by the education grant program, the Board decided to create a separate, charitable arm of the Association and seek 501(c)3 status so that donations would be eligible for tax-deductibility. In May 2012, the Western North Carolina Pilots Association Education Foundation, Inc. was incorporated as a tax-exempt entity in the State of North Carolina. 

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 application procedures, click (here).