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Foundation for Free Flight Launches $50,000 Matching Gift Campaign!

The Foundation for Free Flight, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, has supported hang gliding and paragliding for over 30 years since 1989. We are an independent charity, separate from USHPA, and we rely on donations from pilots and benefactors to fulfill our mission. We are a dedicated team of volunteers accessible 365 days a year to serve the free flight community!

Make your tax-deductible gifts today, through December 31, 2019, when they will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000 by generous donors from the free flight community. All funds raised will be used to protect and improve flying sites, promote safety and education, ensure access to competition and more... Match Funds are: Site Preservation, Safety and Education, Hang Gliding Comp, Paragliding Comp, and the General Fund.



This opportunity could not come at a more critical time as the Foundation assesses core fund balances to finalize the grant award budget for 2020. Carefully calculated spending rules ensure that we maximize annual disbursements with a mindful eye towards preserving the principal for future funding.

In 2019 alone, our grant program assisted chapters with site and road access improvements, like at Big Sur. We counseled chapters with sites in jeopardy and consulted on conservation and recreation easements. We created a targeted fundraiser for the Red Bull X-Alps, Hang Gliding, and Paragliding world teams, and assisted local and grassroots competitors. We granted funds to instructors from the Instructor Support Assistance Program and provided administrative services to improve fundraising outcomes.

Click MATCH MY GIFT, Call 559-677-7546, or Mail: Foundation for Free Flight, Kimerling and Wisdom, LLC, 150 Broadway, Room 1105, New York, NY 10038

Passing the Torch

Estate Planning To Ensure The Future Of Free Flight!

The Foundation For Free Flight launched a Planned Giving Program to support the future of our sport.

Planned Giving Programs enable you to make gifts that reflect your values. The planned aspect is that it is pre-arranged and documented, and it covers many different kinds of donations using wills, trusts, bequests, donor-managed investment accounts, annuitiesThe Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity which can accept donations to further the goal of preserving our sport. Those donations can be made to the general fund for the support of any of the Foundations core purposes, or donations can beto specific purposes.

Planning now for the future can help to preserve sites, by purchasing easements, acquiring land outright, making essential improvements to keep a site usable or building supporting infrastructure to create a new site. All of this work requires money, and one of the ways we can support the work is through planned giving.

To set up a planned gift, contact jaynedepanfilis@foundationforfreeflight.org or phone 559-677-7546

Planned Giving Program

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The FFF mission remains steadfast and committed.    
• Site Preservation    
• Safety and Education       
• Support of  U.S. Competitors in the domestic and international competitions


The Foundation is looking for more volunteers to particpate and assist in qualified foundation projects. If you are interested in helping support us please contact our staff or trustees.

2019 FFF USA Competition Team Campaigns:

In 2019 the Foundation has been working to support USA competition teams with their efforts to raise funds to support their attendence in international "World" Competitions. The USA teams need your support as much as possible and your dollars to them will go a long way to helping assuring that the USA teams will get support that is needed.

The USA teams that we are fund raising for this year are:

The USA Hang Gliding National Team, HGNT

The USA Paragliding National Team, PGNT

The USA X-Alps Team, X-ALPS

Please go to these team's Campaign links above to donate or find out more about the particulars of these team's competitions.

The Foundation For Fee Flight will be accepting donations for the support of these teams for this year's competition funding through December 31st 2019 at which time the campaign's for these teams end. The dates for the Competitions are: HGNT: July 12th -23rd, PGNT: August 5th - 18th, X-ALPS: June 16th - June 28th.

Just because the competition may have past does not mean that the teams don't need your support.

Please donate to a USA Comp Team today!

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