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    ISTAT Foundation Grants Program

    The ISTAT Foundation offers aviation-related grant funding of up to $10,000 USD to nongovernmental, not-for-profit organizations around the globe that advance commercial aviation. The ISTAT Foundation Grants Program is administered by the Grants Committee of the ISTAT Foundation Board of Trustees. The mission of the Grants Program is to (1) provide funds to global organizations that aid in the promotion of the aviation industry, (2) to build and enhance the awareness of the wide range of careers in aviation, and (3) to encourage the next generation to consider a future in aviation industry. 

    How to Apply

    Data reflected as of December 2016.

    The committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 ISTAT Foundation Grants Program. 

    Click here to download the application for an ISTAT Grant. 

    Please note that the ISTAT Foundation generally awards grants of up to $10,000 USD

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

    Phone: +1.312.673.5379 

    Careers in Aviation

    In 2013, the ISTAT Foundation partnered with EAA Young Eagles Program to sponsor, produce and promote a series of “Careers in Aviation” videos. Click here to learn more about the partnership and to view a sampling of videos.


    Congratulations to the 2016 ISTAT Grant Recipients

    The ISTAT Foundation awarded $75,000 in aviation grants in 2016 to 18 organizations. 

    • Women in Aviation International, Worldwide
    • Intrepid Sear, Air & Space Museum, NY, USA
    • National Aviation Hall of Fame, USA
    • San Diego Air & Space Museum, CA, USA
    • Irish Aviation Students' Association, Ireland
    • Challenger Center, Worldwide
    • Pacific Aviation Museum, HI, USA
    • Pathways to Aviation, NV, USA
    • Lewis University, IL, USA
    • Dallas ACE Academy, TX, USA
    • Experience Aviation, FL, USA
    • Montoursville Area School District, PA, USA
    • Vision of Flight, FL, USA
    • OPAS Foundation, FL, USA
    • Middle Tennessee State University, TN, USA
    • All Wheels Up, NY, USA
    • National Aeroclub of Iceland, Iceland
    • Research Center for Chinese Civil Aircraft Industry, China

    Grants Program Committee

    The 2016 ISTAT Foundation Grants Committee is comprised of Sigthor Einarsson (Chairman), Robert Agnew, Eddo Weijer, Ken Perich, Robert Brown and Mark Ray.

    ISTAT Foundation Grants Program History

    2015 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2014 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2013 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2012 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2011 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients 

    2010 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2009 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2008 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2007 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

    2006 ISTAT Foundation Grant Recipients

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