Donating to the Education Fund
You Can Help...Donate to the Education Grant Program
There are several ways tax deductible donations can be made to the Air Force Aid Society's Education Grant Program. Since each award under the Arnold Grant Program carries the name of an individual or organization exemplifying service to the Air Force, you may make an undesignated contribution to the Education Fund which supports the Society's education programs, to include the Arnold Grant Program and its existing named awards; or you may create a new named award in perpetuity; or fund a one-time award. Donations may be made in the form of cash, securities or real property, and should be made payable to the Air Force Aid Society Education Fund. All costs involved in administering this fund will be absorbed by the Society's general operating costs. This insures that 100% of all contributions received will be used for educational purposes. To make a donation to the Education Fund, click here.
One-time Named Awards
A minimum contribution of $2,000 will provide a $2,000 award to be given on a one-time basis in honor of an individual or group. Please contact AFAS HQ at 1-800-769-8951 for information on how to establish a one-time Named Award or click here to create a one-time Named Award online.
New Named Awards in Perpetuity
Individuals and groups may establish new named awards in perpetuity with the AFAS. To create a named award, a minimum contribution of $25,000 is required. This will insure $2,000 will be given annually to a qualified student. Additional blocks of $25,000 in contributions will also result in additional $2,000 grants. Please contact AFAS HQ at 1-800-769-8951 for information on how to establish a new Named Award.
Existing Named Awards in Perpetuity
Non-named award contributions will be deposited in the Air Force Aid Society Education Fund and will be used in support of perpetual grants in the names of General of the Air Force Henry (HAP) Arnold, Generals George S. Brown, Curtis E. Lemay, Carl A. Spaatz, Nathan F. Twining, Hoyt S. Vandenberg, Ira C. Eaker, Daniel "Chappie" James, Jr., Jerome F. O'Malley and CMSGTs of the Air Force Richard D. Kisling, Arthur L. "Bud" Andrews, and Donald L. Harlow - along with many others. Grants have also been created in the names of groups such as Air Force POW and MIA during Vietnam, Members of the Army Air Forces during World War II and Women in the Air Force, just to list a few. At least one grant is given in each of these names annually. Click here to view the full list of existing Named Awards.
Specific award criteria will be honored providing requests are not highly restrictive. The Society reserves the right to screen, and possible deny, requests to establish named awards for individuals or groups whose character and/or philosophy is counter to the values and tradition of the United States Air Force.