Wolf Aviation Fund Seeks Grant Proposals To Promote GA

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The deadline is nearing to apply for support from the Wolf Aviation Fund, which provides funding for innovative projects that promote and support general aviation. Proposals must be submitted by Nov. 15. The fund provides grants once each year, of a few hundred dollars to a maximum of $10,000. Proposals are easy to prepare, and most of the funding goes to smaller projects. Last year, for example, the fund supported airport outreach events, the publication of a special aeronautical chart showing Idaho's backcountry landing strips, aviation career days at a library in California, the Able Flight Cross Country Tour, and many more worthy programs. "Last year, there were many good ideas that could not receive help due to limited funds," says Rol Murrow, director of the fund. He added that many proposals were offered partial support as challenge grants so the recipients then could seek additional funding. "This approach has proven quite successful," Murrow said. Go to the fund's Web site for complete instructions. The Foundation is working to increase the support available for projects, he added, and potential donors are invited to contact the fund by e-mail.

Projects must fit into the foundation's seven major program areas -- Developing Public Policy and Airports; Networking and Mutual Support; Development and Alternative Resources; Communications, Media, and Community Relations; General Aviation Technology, Safety, and Noise; Improving Public Understanding and Perception; and Aviation and Space Education. Visitors to AOPA Expo in San Jose, Calif., will find the Wolf Aviation Fund in the Public Service Area at Booth Number 7, Nov. 6 to 8.