"FOUNDATION MISSION: To advance the organizational goals of the Academy of Model Aeronautics through financial support of its charitable programs"

FOUNDATION VISION: To inspire financial support for Aeromodeling as a hobby, sport, and scientific pursuit – a legitimate part of our communities and a necessary component of the aeronautical continuum

About Foundation

About Foundation

The Academy of Model Aeronautics Foundation, led by its board of directors, will serve as a supporting organization that will fundraise and grant funds exclusively for and on behalf of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, founded in 1936.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address: AMA FOUNDATION 5161 E. Memorial Dr. Muncie, Indiana 47302 Direct Contact: Kelsie Walker (800) 435-9262 ext. 279 kelsiew@modelaircraft.org Problems with the website: Mark Benson (800) 435-9262 ext. 274 markb@modelaircraft.org

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2021 Scholarships Awarded!

Twelve students awarded a total of $59,360 for academic pursuits The Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) has helped graduating seniors achieve their dreams since 1970, with individual scholarships ranging from $500 to $8,000 each year. This year, $59,360 was awarded to students. Student scholarships are awarded each year thanks to the generous support of AMA members and AMA Foundation donors across… read more 2021 Scholarships Awarded!

Dr. Warren Knapp Leaves Major Gift for Education and National Model Aviation Museum

The AMA Foundation received a bequest gift of $10,000 to assist with education and National Model Aviation Museum efforts.  The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank Dr. Warren Knapp and his family for this generous gift. Dr. Knapp, a member of both the AMA Foundation Heritage and Legacy Societies, requested these funds be… read more Dr. Warren Knapp Leaves Major Gift for Education and National Model Aviation Museum

2021 Grants Awarded!

A total of $65,431.12 has been awarded in grants. Congratulations to the 2021 recipients of the Flying Site Improvement Grant and the Take Off and Grow Grant. Flying Site Improvement Grant (FSIG) 34 clubs were awarded Flying Site Improvement Grants in 2021! AMA established the Flying Site Improvement Grant program to invest in the continued… read more 2021 Grants Awarded!

AMA Disaster Grant Helps Clubs Recover

When nature turns cruel, AMA supports its clubs. For chartered clubs that suffer damage to their sites through natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquake, fire, or similar catastrophic events, AMA, through support from the AMA Foundation’s Club Support Fund, offers limited financial assistance (up to $500 per incident) for repairs needed to make the damaged flying site… read more AMA Disaster Grant Helps Clubs Recover

2020 AMA Foundation Sweepstakes for the Future Winner Has Been Chosen

The winner of the AMA Foundation Sweepstakes for the Future has been drawn! Congratulations to Scott Stump from Yorktown, IN! Scott will be enjoying a 3-day trip to California with his wife to experience a flight in Lady Alice, a P-51 Mustang. Scott has also won a model Lady Alice, courtesy of Legend Hobby (formerly… read more 2020 AMA Foundation Sweepstakes for the Future Winner Has Been Chosen

AMA Foundation Receives Second Major Gift From Ronald Hesselbrock

The AMA Foundation has received a second major gift, in the amount of $140,000, from Legacy Society Member Ronald Hesselbrock. The AMA and AMA Foundation would again like to thank the family of Ronald Hesselbrock for this generous gift. As stated in his will, these donations will be applied toward AMA’s general scholarship fund, the… read more AMA Foundation Receives Second Major Gift From Ronald Hesselbrock

Herbert Bone Bestows Major Gift to National Model Aviation Museum

The AMA Foundation has received a bequest of more than $171,000 to support the National Model Aviation Museum.  The AMA and AMA Foundation would like to thank the family of Herbert Bone for his generous estate gift. Herbert is a Heritage and Legacy Society member of the AMA Foundation. Herbert had a lifelong passion for model… read more Herbert Bone Bestows Major Gift to National Model Aviation Museum

Casper Airmodelers Association Use Take Off and Grow Grant for Event

Casper Airmodelers Association recently received an AMA TAG Grant for $400 and used the funds to host their annual Come Fly With Us event. The following is what the the group had to say about their event: “Casper Airmodelers Association held their annual Come Fly With Us event on June 13, 2020 and despite the… read more Casper Airmodelers Association Use Take Off and Grow Grant for Event

Register your club to celebrate National Model Aviation Day

Join the AMA Foundation in celebrating the ninth annual National Model Aviation Day, August 15, 2020! National Model Aviation Day was created to encourage clubs to celebrate their hobby by sharing it with their communities. Year after year, clubs use this day to raise money for the AMA Foundation and other charities close to their heart. Donations… read more Register your club to celebrate National Model Aviation Day