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How You Can Build a Stronger, Safer Pilot Community with your Donor-Advised Fund

If you have invested money for charitable giving in a donor-advised fund, you can easily and conveniently make an impact on the general aviation community by making a contribution to the AOPA Foundation.

Contact the administrator of your donor-advised fund to request a grant for the AOPA Foundation. You may need to provide them with the following information:

AOPA Foundation tax ID #: 20-8817225
Address: 421 Aviation Way, Frederick, MD 21701 

Clients of Fidelity Charitable, Schwab Charitable, and BNY Mellon can easily make a designation to the AOPA Foundation through the DAF Direct window on this page.

Don’t Have A Donor-Advised Fund? 

You may want to consider establishing one. A donor-advised fund (DAF) can be described as a charitable giving investment account. You contribute financial assets (for example, cash, stocks, real estate, etc.) to your donor advised fund and immediately receive a tax deduction. Those assets are invested, grow tax-free, and you can recommend grants to any qualified charity you choose.

Many of our members find they enjoy the advantages that a DAF provides, such as:


The financial organization you choose to administer your DAF handles all the record-keeping, disbursements, and tax receipts. You simply choose where the money goes.


Contributions to your DAF are immediately tax-deductible, no matter when you decide to donate. And in the interim, any growth in your investment is tax-free.


A DAF is an excellent way to continue a tradition of family philanthropy or to establish one for the future.

This information is not intended as legal or financial advice. Because every situation is different, we recommend contacting your attorney, tax advisor, or financial institution to see if this type of gift is right for you.

For more information on designating the AOPA Foundation in your Donor-Advised Fund, please contact Becky Johnston, at 301-695-2274 or [email protected].