ACAA Charitable Foundation

Enhancing Travelers’ Airport Experience, Enriching Our Community

The Allegheny County Airport Authority Charitable Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, established in 2013 with a mission of enhancing the experience of travelers at Pittsburgh International and Allegheny County Airport.

The Charitable Foundation, which conducts annual fundraising events including airport 5K races, golf outings and other community activities, disperses grants to organizations advancing its mission and in support of the following focus areas:

  • Facilitating the comfort of current military service personnel and veterans utilizing the airports.
  • Enhancing airport spaces through art and cultural displays.
  • Engaging with communities around the airports to help in areas of educational and social need, such as scholarships and workforce development.
  • Any other purpose responding to needs as they arise.

Those We Serve

The Foundation serves Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport and the communities immediately surrounding the airports. In addition to making improvements inside the terminals, the Foundation seeks to improve the lives of residents through monetary grants and financial support.

Foundation Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the ACAA Charitable Foundation, Executive Committee of the ACAA Charitable Foundation, or a representative of the ACAA Charitable Foundation Board, initially reviews each grant request to ensure the organization meets the minimum criteria. Thereafter, the full ACAA Charitable Foundation Board of Directors will evaluate the requests from organizations and vote on final approval of all grant applications.

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The Charitable Foundation has partnered with The Pittsburgh Foundation to establish a scholarship for local high school students interested in aviation.

How to Apply


Grant Selection Criteria

In order to apply for grants from ACAA Charitable Foundation, an organization must:

  • Provide services that benefit communities in and around the Pittsburgh International Airport and Allegheny County Airport

Grant Application Timeline

ACAA Charitable Foundation awards grants twice per year.


April 30, Grant applications due
June 30 Grant awards announced


October 31, Grant applications due
December Meeting, Grant awards announced

Apply for a Grant

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