Placing Business and Community in the Same Flight Plan
ADC’s “Airports Do Care” Outreach Programs seek to positively impact specific quality-of-life issues within the communities served by the region’s aviation industry. This will be accomplished through the issuance of small grants for grassroots initiatives focused on programs assisting local youth and promoting education, leadership training, cultural enhancement and principle-centered values. This program is sponsored through resources made available by the region’s aviation industry and is intended to reflect the industry’s commitment to being a good neighbor in the communities surrounding our New York metropolitan-area airports (EWR, JFK, LGA, TEB, and SWF). Our program has a special focus on under-served communities that surround the PANYNJ-managed airports and programs that are aviation or aerospace-related – including technical and engineering initiatives within the aerospace or aviation industry disciplines.
ADC’s community outreach will be concentrated in three major areas
Our community outreach program will favor initiatives that include
Organizations seeking support from the ADC’s “Airports Do Care” program must
The ADC “Airports Do Care” program will not fund:
** Programs sponsored by religious organizations can be eligible for grants if their programs benefit members of the greater community, regardless of their religious affiliation.
**All grant requests will need to fit within our general guidelines and must provide direct benefits to our area neighborhoods.
There are four grant cycles per year, and grants can be awarded every quarter. If you submit a grant application after one cycle has closed, your application will be considered during the next cycle.
Grant proposals MUST BE RECEIVED by the deadlines listed below:
February 1st. – 1st quarter submission deadline
March 15th. – 1st quarter grant awards deadline
May 30th. – 2nd quarter submission deadline
June 30th. – 2nd quarter submission deadline
August 1st. – 2nd quarter grant awards deadline
September 15th. – 3rd quarter submission deadline
November 1st. – 3rd quarter grant awards deadline
December 15th. – 4th quarter submission deadline
Approval Process: All qualified funding requests will be reviewed by the ADC Board of Directors and must receive a majority vote of its board members in order to be approved. This approval process usually occurs once during each calendar-year quarter. Organizations receiving funding approval will receive notification by mail, email, and/or by telephone from the Executive Director of ADC.
Allocation of Funds: In order to distribute the fund resources in an equitable manner, the ADC Board of Directors will attempt to allocate one-third of its community outreach fund to the New Jersey communities surrounding both Newark Liberty International and Teterboro Airports , and two-thirds of its community-based funding to the New York communities surrounding LaGuardia and Kennedy Airports . No more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the ADC Community Outreach Fund’s annual budget will be allocated during each calendar-year quarter.
Aviation Development Council
World Plaza Building
141-07 20th Avenue
Whitestone, NY 11357
Attn: “Airports Do Care” Outreach Funding