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. 

All Parrot Grant Awardees are invited to join Seattle Parrot Expo as an exhibitor with no booth fee as a part of their Grant awards.  Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary has joined us each year.  Indonesian Parrot Project joined us in 2018 and now, in 2021, The Bird Endowment!  If you feel your organization should be nominted, please contact our President, Debbie Goodrich at:  flightclubofundation@gmail.com.

2021

Birds Caribbean 

BirdsCaribbean is a vibrant international network of members and partners committed to conserving Caribbean birds and their habitats in the insular Caribbean (including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin).

Our mission is to  raise awareness, promote sound science, and empower local partners to build a region where people appreciate, conserve and benefit from thriving bird populations and ecosystems.

Together with our partners, we develop regional projects to achieve our shared bird conservation goals. We also work to engage people of all ages in learning about birds—their beauty, value and why it is important to protect them.  Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.

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2021

Everlasting Hope

Every companion who comes to Everlasting Hope Rescue-Sanctuary is treated with the utmost respect, compassion, dignity and care.  Having a wonderful team of supporters, volunteers and board members and the best vet ever, will help us achieve giving the very best to those who depend on us. We believe that making a difference is the most important part of running a rescue-sanctuary.  Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.

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2020

United Corridors Project

United Corridors AC is on a mission to connect and enhance habitats through biological corridors to prevent species extinctions. United Corridors AC uses interactive, participatory projects with communities to achieve education, reforestation, and vigilance to conserve and protect species and habitats. One of our approaches is to conserve the Green Macaw through a network of communities in a citizen science project to monitor and protect those macaws that are endangered in Mexico. The vision of United Corridors AC, in collaboration with other NGOs is to use the Green Macaw as a flagship species to inspire other monitoring, surveillance, and education projects to restore habitat and reconnect nature's wildlands, restoring ecosystems in the Americas. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.

2019

Laney Rickman Blue-Throated Macaw Memorial 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.

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2018

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.

2017

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

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2015

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.

2014

Chirping Central
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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.

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2013

Zazus House
and
Macaw Rescue & Sanctuary 

The combined sanctuaries of our area care for over 800 unwanted parrots long term. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000 each.