Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation now accepting applications for grants

PITTSBURGH, 2016-Oct-04 — /Travel PR News/ — The Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, which was established in 2013 with a mission of enhancing the experience of travelers at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport, is now accepting applications for grants.

The Charitable Foundation, which conducts annual fundraising events including airport 5K races, golf outings and other community activities, disperses grants to organizations advancing its mission and in support of the following focus areas:

  • Facilitating the comfort of current military service personnel and veterans utilizing the airports
  • Enhancing airport spaces through art and cultural displays
  • Engaging with communities around the airports to help in areas of educational and social need, such as scholarships and workforce development.

Applications are being accepted through October 31, 2016, and will be awarded in December.

“Over the past three years, we have been working to establish our Board of Directors, policies and procedures and an operating structure for the foundation’s future success,” said Foundation Board President Cindy Shapira. “We are pleased that we are now ready to move forward with awarding grants to deserving organizations in our communities.”

To apply for grants from the ACAA Charitable Foundation, an organization must provide services that benefit communities in and around Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, and preference is given to projects and programs that respond to an unmet need.

The Board of Directors of the ACAA Charitable Foundation meets quarterly to review applications and determine funding.

More information and grant application procedures can be found at:

About Allegheny County Airport Authority:

Allegheny County Airport Authority, which manages Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport, is committed to increasing air service, improving customer service and inspiring growth in the Pittsburgh region.

Pittsburgh International Airport serves more than 8 million passengers annually on 13 airlines. During the past year and a half, the airport has increased its announced nonstop destinations to 63 markets. J.D. Power ranked Pittsburgh International in its Top 10 medium-size airports in its 2015 North American Airport Satisfaction Study. Travel + Leisure also named Pittsburgh International a Top 10 Domestic Airport in 2016.

Allegheny County Airport, opened in 1931 in West Mifflin, is the state’s eighth busiest airport and the largest general aviation airport in Western Pennsylvania. AGC handles approximately 50,000 takeoffs and landings annually and outpaces several airports that handle commercial or scheduled flights in Pennsylvania.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15231-0370

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SOURCE: Allegheny County Airport Authority