The Parrot Grant Program
The Flight Club Foundation’s objective and mission is to support the wide variety of programs offered to help people and parrots alike. One method to offer this support is our Parrot Grant Program. A program where we award grant money to non-profit organisations who either help parrots, people or both. Our selection is based on many elements including by not limited to: community impact, educational value, financial responsibility, and role by which parrot awareness can be raised or fostered.
BLUE-THROATED MACAW FUND
The Laney Rickman Memorial Fund operates in conjunction with Armonia Bolivia and American Bird Conservancy. This reserve hosts the largest population of native Blue Throat macaw breeding populations in Bolivia. The Fund helped purchase this reserve and also help maintain the perpetuity of the Blue Throat Macaw Nest Box Program Laney began called The Bird Endowment. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.
Indonesian Parrot Project
Indonesian Parrot Project was founded by Stewart Metz, aviculturist and pet owner, who visited Indonesia, learning about the plight of the parrots in the wild (2001). Now, IPP is a crticial element in the rehabilitation and release of confiscated Indonesian parrots. They also monitor and track the illegal wildlife trade and develop pride campaigns to encourage local communities to keep the wild, wild. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.
Puerto Rican Parrot Project
The Puerto Rican Parrot Project began with 13 parrots surviving in the wild as of 1975 and now boasts over 400 birds in the wild from captive rearing and release of several generations of parrots. Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Puerto Rican Parrot Project serves the last known endemic species of the United States. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000
The Alex Foundation
The goal of The Alex Foundation is to support research that will expand the base of knowledge establishing the cognitive and communicative abilities of parrots as intelligent beings. These findings will be used to encourage the responsible ownership of parrots, conservation and preservation of parrots in the wild, and veterinary research into the psychological diseases and care of these birds. Flight Club awarded $2,000.
The Bird Endowment
Project Flight Plan, supported by Chirping Central, was the work of rowing in the name of bird conservation. Chirping Central worked as a network for smaller NGOs to get in touch with funding sources. The Bird Endowment was the original nest box program created by Laney Rickman to help endangered Blue Throated Macaws in Bolivia. Flight Club awarded $250 for each program.