CommuteAir Cares Nonprofit Grant

Program Overview

CommuteAir Cares is all about helping those in need. A nonprofit grant initiative, the program financially assists employees, affiliates, and stakeholders of CommuteAir as well as community organizations. A seven-member employee Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss current needs and vote on submitted requests for assistance. The organization is 501(C)(3)-exempt.

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Feedback from Participants

“There are no words to express the overwhelming gratitude that I feel in my heart. This is certainly one of the most touching gestures that I have ever experienced in my life… Thank you so much for your kindness and consideration.”

— Recent Grant Recipient

“I want to thank you so very much for your support and concern! I cannot tell you how much this grant will assist me.”

— Recent Grant Recipient

“I just wanted to thank each member of the CommuteAir Cares team for all your help! My family and I are very grateful for all your efforts. I am thankful to work for a company that reaches out to employees in need!”

— Recent Grant Recipient

Inspiring Examples

2018: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Parkland, Florida

After the devastating school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) in Parkland, Florida, CommuteAir Cares stepped in to do its part, setting up a scholarship and nonprofit grant program to support students interested in aviation. The goal was to assist the students and community in healing from the past to soar into the future. A total of $2,225 was awarded to Owen Trent, a senior with dreams of flying for the Navy before transitioning to a commercial pilot career. Board member Lisa Ferm, who has ties to the Parkland and MSD communities, flew down to award the scholarship on MSD’s Senior Honors Night.

2019: Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Parkland, Florida

The CommuteAir Cares nonprofit grant fund served Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) for a second time, awarding scholarships to two students. Juan Rojas, the son of a pilot, fell in love with aviation at a very young age. Alec Black wants to become a pilot—not only to see more of the world—but because he already knows a boring desk job is not for him! Both students received their awards at the MSD Senior Honors Night and have begun training to achieve their dreams.