In many cases, your donation is tax-deductible - ranging from 50% to 100% depending on the amount and where you live. Contact your tax professional for more information. You should check with your employer to see if they have a matching program for charitable donations - often donations to any of the following will qualify for matching.
All of the following donations can also be made when joining USHPA or when renewing your membership.
Donate to USHPA
Donations can be made directly to USHPA for the General Fund. This money supports USHPA programs such protecting Free Flight Forever through self-insurance, USHPA Pilot magazine, the Safety Awareness Campaign, the Accident/Incident Reporting System (AIRS), public relations and marketing to support promotion of our sports, awards production, operating expenses, Instructor and Chapter Program Support, and other very important activities of USHPA business and operations.
Donate to USHPA
Also, we'd love to talk to volunteers for projects or committees, for more information refer to Volunteer opportunities.
Donate to the Foundation for Free Flight
NOTE: As of May 26th, 2020, USHPA has changed matching member donations to the Foundation for Free Flight.
gives $5,000 annually to the Foundation for Free Flight (FFF), a partner
non-profit organization promoting and preserving free flight, to be used in a
donation-matching pool. Originally a fundraising arm of the US Hang Gliding
Association (later renamed to US Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association), the
FFF continues to fund projects that align with a similar mission as USHPA, to
preserve hang gliding and paragliding in the United States. Through funding of
programs and projects like General Fund, Site Preservation Fund, Safety and
Education Fund, Competition Funds, Targeted Funds, and other preservation and
granting efforts, the FFF creates a culture of support through its
all-volunteer staff and board. An investment in the FFF is an investment in the
future of our aviation sports, and we are a proud partner.
Learn more online at: www.foundationforfreeflight.org