AIAA Foundation
$3,239,281 raised toward $4,000,000 goal.
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AIAA will match individual and corporate donations up to $4 million (of unrestricted funds) — doubling your impact.
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Our donors are the heartbeat of the AIAA Foundation–
we couldn't do what we do without you.


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As an aerospace professional, you have an opportunity to support future aerospace engineers and scientists. Through financial assistance to the AIAA Foundation, you make it possible for students to participate in design competitions, scholarships, focused student conferences and so much more — all in an effort to bring together students who will shape the future of our industry. Please consider making a gift that will have a lasting impact on our profession.

For more than 20 years, and through the generosity of our members and partners, the Institute has impacted countless students and teachers through the support of the AIAA Foundation. Our programs have:

  • Funded more than 1,300 K-12 classroom grants, impacting over 132,000 students
  • Awarded more than 1,300 aerospace scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students
  • Supported more than 400 student conferences engaging more than 13,000 students with practical application skills
  • Sponsored design competitions that have engaged more than 11,000 college students providing unique opportunities to apply engineering skills
  • Enabled more than 140,000 student members and 9,000 Educator Associates to continue learning about aerospace science and technology

And with the AIAA match program — you are doubling your impact.


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“If it were not for AIAA, I would not be in the position that I am in today. As a diversity scholar, I was sponsored to attend the AIAA AVIATION Forum where I met some Lockheed Martin executives. It was because of our shared passions that I got my foot in the door and was able to acquire my position at the Skunk Works.” —Rayon Harris
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Sandy Magnus (far right) chats with AIAA student members at the AIAA SciTech student reception.
Educator Achievement Award Winners 2019
Three outstanding K-12 teachers were presented with the AIAA Foundation’s Educator Achievement Award at the Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala.