One of the most impactful programs within the CAF is the Restoration Grant Fund. This fund receives most of its support through the annual 12 Planes of Christmas campaign. The fund was created to help CAF units get their aircraft back in the air faster.
Currently, more than 80% of the CAF fleet is airworthy. Much of that success can be attributed to the Restoration Grant Fund and its raising efforts, which have provided more than $122,455 in matching grants for key aircraft projects.
Since 2008, the Restoration Grant Fund has supported 51 aircraft across the nation, many of which have since made it back into the air. The donations made last year to the fund exceeded $41,500, allowing matching grants to be issued to every aircraft that applied for support! It’s for this reason that makes the Restoration Grant Fund a major component in supporting the aircraft of the 12 Planes of Christmas campaign.
With a donation of $25 or more to the Restoration Grant Fund, the CAF will send you a special CAF Holiday ornament as a Thank You.