EIN 54-1797281

Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

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Air Force Aid Society, a private non-profit organization, supports the mission of the Air Force by relieving financial distress of Air Force members and their families, assisting with education goals & improving quality of life through proactive progr...

Program areas at AFAS

Education assistance - the general henry "hap" arnold education grant program provides needs-based education grants to children and spouses of airmen. In 2019, the Society awarded $5.5 million in grants to 2,172 students to help pay for college. An additional 46 students received $187,500 in merit-based scholarships aimed at the highest achieving incoming freshmen. Scholarship selection is based on a student's gpa in addition to a written essay. The Society also provided up to $1,000 per student in no interest loans to help defray the additional costs for textbooks and other school supplies. In 2019, $53,000 was spent on these supplemental education loans.
Community programs - the Society supports several base-level programs aimed at improving the quality of life for Air Force families. Afas spent $656,000 to fund three childcare programs: give parents a break, childcare for pcs moves, and childcare for volunteers. Approximately 13,800 children were cared for in 2019. The spouse employment program provided entry-level training to over 541 af spouses during the year, spending $342,000. Bundles for babies provides expecting families information on preparing for the impact of a new baby while providing resources to help families along the way. $184,000 was spent to provide $50 gift cards to all attendees of the program. Other programs supported by the Society in 2019 were the car care and heartlink programs.
Emergency assistance (ea) - the ea program is the top priority for the Society as it aims to relieve the financial pressures on airmen and their families by assisting with immediate needs in an emergency. Support is provided through no-interest loans and grants, depending on each individual circumstance. Ea is provided for basic living expenses, emergency travel, vehicle repairs, funeral costs, and other emergencies. Air Force families can also receive support developing a family budget. In 2019, $ $6.1 million in no-interest loans and $1.2 million in grants were paid out in support of Air Force families with over 8,400 assists.

Form 990s for AFAS

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-03-01990View PDF
2018-122020-01-17990View PDF
2017-122018-12-22990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122017-02-28990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Air Force Aid Society (AFAS)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
California Community FoundationPhilanthropic Activity$61,000
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...and 10 more grants received

Grants made by AFAS

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
AirForce Officers Spouses Club of WashDC Welfare FundShare of 2019 Charity Ball for Ed Grant Funding$50,000

Financials for AFAS

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$3,518,495
Program services$400
Investment income and dividends$3,904,798
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$7,610,091
Net income from fundraising events$-89,761
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$4,474
Total revenues$14,948,497

Personnel at AFAS

Kaleth O WrightChief Executive Officer / Trustee$0
Linda F EgentowichChief Operations Officer$179,530
Sidney R. HeetlandChief Finance Officer$173,760
 Subscribe to viewChief Information Officer
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...and 10 more key personnel

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General information
1550 Crystal Drive No 809
Arlington, VA 22202
Metro area
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Website URL
(703) 972-2650
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
M12: Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness and Relief Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
522120: Savings Institutions
Parent/child status