The US Airways Education
Foundation has begun accepting applications for its 2007
Community Education Grant Program.The nonprofit Education Foundation, governed by a group of educators,
community leaders and US Airways employees, will award grants up to $5,000 to
nonprofit organizations located in the markets served by the airline.
Eligibility includes educational programs that respond to the special needs of
disadvantaged or disabled individuals, teach or enhance social responsibility,
facilitate parental and/or community involvement, and enhance academic
achievement. Interested nonprofit organizations should visit
review grant guidelines and obtain an application. The application deadline
is Wednesday, August 1, 2007 and awards will be distributed in October 2007.
Recent award benefactors include the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff,
Ariz., Briggs De Laine Cultural Center of Summerton, S.C. and the Greater
Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition.
Since the Education Foundation’s inception in 1990, more than $1.75
million in grants and college scholarships to dependents of US Airways
employees have been awarded. The amount of annual funding is subject to change
from year to year and is solely dependent on funds raised in the previous
year. Funding sources include contributions from US Airways employees, fund
raising events and private donations.