The Museum of Flight Grant Assistance Program is designed to help schools and non-profit youth organizations afford to participate in the Museum’s educational programs. Through the generous support of our grant sources, we are able to provide financial assistance to the organizations who need it most, upon a first-come, first-served basis.
To reserve programs before applying for grant assistance, contact 206-764-0384.
Grant Requirements & Rules
- Your school or non-profit youth organization must have a minimum of 35% of students on a federal free or reduced lunch program.
- Eligible schools/groups must apply for grant assistance at least 2 weeks prior to the date of their program.
- All recipients will receive an assessment form with their grant confirmation letter and must complete and return the assessment of the program(s) in which they participated within one week after the program(s) date, or they will forfeit their grant award.
- For Sleepover Programs, the maximum award granted is 50%.
- Grant assistance is awarded after all other discounts are applied.
- If a group cancels within a four-week period, the group is liable for a cancellation fee.
Grant Sources & Applications
BECU Transportation Grant
Provided by the Boeing Employee Credit Union to offset the cost of transportation to the museum for qualifying schools and programs. Groups will be reimbursed for bus travel fees up to $1,000.00.
Houston Endowment Grant
Provided by the Frank and Betty Houston Education Endowment and is intended to cover at least 40% of Challenger Learning Center and Aviation Learning Center program fees and transportation reimbursements, up to $1,000.
The Fossett Flyers Scholarship
Provided by the Peggy and Steve Fossett Foundation and is intended to cover at least 35% of the cost of any one of the on-site Fossett or Museum Exploration programs, plus bus transportation.
Provided by Jim and Jeannie Morris and is intended to cover at least 40% of program fees and transportation reimbursement, up to $500.
This grant is limited to schools in the Seattle Public School District.
Available for non-profit, youth service organizations and is applicable for all Museum Exploration programs which include Dream of Flight, Flying Through Time, Great Gallery Aircraft Hunt and Strange and Amazing Tours.
The Museum of Flight General Tiered Grant Funding
Available for schools and youth organizations that do not qualify with the above funders and have at least 35% of students on a free or reduced lunch program.
Provided by The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation and is intended to cover at least 40% of the cost of any of our on-site programs. This grant is limited to schools in the South King County and Pierce County areas.
Available for qualifying schools to cover at least 40% of the cost of any of our outreach programs which include any education program delivered at your location. The Islands Fund grant is only available for programs delivered in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska.