"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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Donate Now to support one of the many funds supported by the AMA Foundation!

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Contact Us

Contact Us

Mailing Address: AMA FOUNDATION 5161 E. Memorial Dr. Muncie, Indiana 47302 Direct Contact: Chad Budreau (765) 287-1256 ext 201 chadb@modelaircraft.org Problems with the website: Mark Benson (800) 435-9262 ext. 274 markb@modelaircraft.org

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Meet Tyler Dobbs

Senior Director of Government Affairs  Academy of Model Aeronautics   As senior director of the AMA’s Government Affairs department, I oversee the advocacy team that provides liaison with the Federal Aviation Administration, government officials and agencies, zoning boards, and parks departments to promote the interests of AMA members and clubs.  The Government Affairs team is committed… read more Meet Tyler Dobbs

Museum Receives Grant

By Rachelle Haughn, AMA Foundation Donor & Programs Specialist Some noticeable changes are coming to the National Model Aviation Museum in Muncie, Indiana, thanks to a federally funded grant managed through a partnership between the Delaware County Commissioners, Delaware County Convention & Tourism Commission, and the Muncie Visitors Bureau. The museum, located in Muncie, Indiana,… read more Museum Receives Grant

2022 Scholarship Winners Selected!

Thirteen students awarded a total of $59,001 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, $59,001 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 2022 Scholarship Winners Selected!

Robert A. Studinski Leaves Major Gift to the AMA Foundation Endowment

AMA Foundation Heritage and Legacy Society donor Robert A. Studinksi bequeathed more than $75,000 to the Foundation’s Endowment Fund. The Academy of Model Aeronautics and the AMA Foundation would like to thank Robert Studinski and his family for this generous gift. The Foundation Endowment Fund provides funding in perpetuity to the AMA benevolent programs through… read more Robert A. Studinski Leaves Major Gift to the AMA Foundation Endowment

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!