Endowment Fund

Support the future of model aviation

Model flying is more than just a hobby—it’s also a unique teaching tool, a celebration of flight and aviation, and an activity that has encouraged hundreds of thousands to learn, build, and develop skills in many different disciplines. The AMA Foundation Endowment will create a long-term solution for funding for programs related to education, student scholarships, the National Model Aviation Museum, AMA’s national flying site, club grants, and other related programs. One day, this fund will provide the necessary capital for annual growth needs, allowing the AMA Foundation to focus on supporting future AMA projects.

The AMA Foundation Endowment fund ensures perpetual and steady income for AMA programs related to education, student scholarships, the National Model Aviation Museum, the International Aeromodeling Center, and club grants. Your gift to the endowment is a gift to the hobby—one that will keep giving year after year—and a continuation of your legacy for generations to come. If you make a $5,000 gift this year, 25 years from now, your gift’s principle balance would be worth nearly double your original gift and would have generated more than $6,500 in interest that would permanently support causes you care about.

What is an endowment Fund?

An endowment fund is an investment fund established by a foundation that makes consistent withdrawals from invested capital. The capital in endowment funds is generally utilized for specific needs or to further a company’s operating process. Endowment funds are typically funded entirely by donations that are deductible for the donors.

Financial endowments are typically structured so the principal amount invested remains intact, while investment income is available for immediate funding for use to keep a nonprofit company operating efficiently. Most large endowments to endowment funds are structured so a portion of the principal is released for use only after a period of time. This delayed use of the donation has an impact over a longer period of time and encourages the endowment fund management to grow the income from the fund to ensure that operational needs are covered.

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