The Foundation was formed in 1999 by the Fort Worth Airpower Council to create a nonprofit organization to raise money in support of our military and their families. The Foundation board includes members from the Fort Worth Airpower Council, and its biggest fundraiser in the fall each year is called Sky Ball. Sky Ball is sponsored in partnership with American Airlines. The funds raised through Sky Ball allow the Foundation to fund over 70 charities throughout the United States that support our military and their families.
The Foundation works hard to build relationships with the charities that request funds. For example, this past year, a relationship was developed with Mobius Mobility (iBot power wheelchair maker), Ant Lift (maker of device to help lift an iBot onto the bed of a pickup truck) and the Infinite Hero Foundation. To complete a package of an iBot and Ant Lift this year, the Foundation was able to also obtain a donation of a 2020 Toyota Tundra for one of the Vietnam amputee veterans identified by Infinite Hero Foundation. Relationships between the Foundation, other charities and the recipients of grants is a special gift that the Foundation works on developing and maintaining.
The Foundation supports nonprofits that request funds through their Grant Request program.
The requests are vetted by our Board and funded if found to be in line with the Foundation’s mission to support our military and their families. Some of the charities supported this past year include the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, Adaptive Training Foundation, Infinite Hero Foundation, and the USO. In addition to these charities, many local units at NAS Fort Worth JRB, Fort Hood, and the Texas National Guard have received funds to help with their military members and families.
What Would You Do with $5,000 and a Day of Service?
We would partner with Regions Bank to find a deserving military grantee unit at NAS Fort Worth JRB that we could award support funds.