Help us serve our local D.C. metro communities, save lives, and shape futures with a donation today!
- $20 pays for cleaning supplies for our aircraft
- $50 helps a cadet build a model rocket
- $100 funds a youth scholarship to attend an encampment
Civil Air Patrol was established in 1941, and was chartered by Congress in 1946 as outlined in 36 U.S.C. §403. CAP was recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS in 1947. The aviation education program of CAP qualifies as a "nonprofit educational organization" for purposes of the exemption from retailers, manufacturers, communications, and transportation taxes.
Ways to Donate
Combined Federal Campaign
You can make paycheck contributions as a federal employee or military through CFC each fall. Designate Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing as your charity of choice and be the face of change. Enter 26757 in the charity search. Donations received through CFC are distributed to all of our squadrons.
PayPal Giving Fund
Make a one-time or recurring online donation through the PayPal Giving Fund. There are no fees, and we receive 100% of all donations.
PayPal Give at Checkout
PayPal makes it easy to support Civil Air Patrol National Capital Wing when you shop online. Set us as your favorite charity, then click to donate $1 when you checkout with PayPal.
eBay for Charity
As a partner with the PayPal Giving Fund, eBay sellers can donate 10% to 100% (or as low as 1% for eBay Motors vehicles) of an item's final sale price to a certified charity.
Use paypal.me/natcapwing to quickly send money to the wing headquarters or share with other donors.
Facebook Donate Button
Make a one-time or recurring online donation through Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing Facebook Page. There are no fees, and we receive 100% of all donations.
Create a Facebook Fundraiser
Support us by creating a fundraiser that people can donate directly to Civil Air Patrol's National Capital Wing. You can also designate donations to one of our squadrons by using the unit charter number or name in the title of your fundraiser. Facebook pays all the processing fees, so 100% of your donation goes directly to us.
Wreaths Across America
Every year in December, wreaths are donated through Wreaths Across America to veteran cemeteries across the country to place a holiday wreath on each headstone to honor those who served. Civil Air Patrol units collect $15 donations to sponsor a wreath, and in-turn receive $5 back as part of the fundraiser.
This year, National Wreaths Across America Day is Dec. 18, 2021. Links to each of our squadron’s fundraising pages will be added here if they participate.
Donate to Specific Squadrons or Programs
Use the buttons below to give to one of CAP National Capital Wing's local squadrons or a specific program within the wing headquarters, e.g., Butler Flight Scholarship or the general Cadet Scholarship Fund. Donations may be one-time or recurring monthly.
Wing Headquarters (NATCAPWG)
Arlington Composite Squadron (DC026)
Andrews Composite Squadron (DC033)
Mount Vernon Composite Squadron (DC045)
Tuskegee Composite Squadron (DC051)
Fairfax Composite Squadron (DC053)
Challenger 1 Cadet Squadron (DC060)
Howard Town Cadet Squadron (DC130)
Other Ways to Give
There are many other ways to give through our national headquarters beyond donating directly to our wing.
The matching gifts program is great for maximizing your donation dollar. Many employers will match your gift dollar for dollar or even triple your gift. Some employers may also make a donation based on volunteer hours.
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Civil Air Patrol every time you shop, at no cost to you. To use AmazonSmile, simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile in the Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to your charity of choice. All donated proceeds are designated to go to the National Cadet Scholarship Fund. Individual echelons below NHQ are not authorized to set up separate AmazonSmile accounts to fund their own respective initiatives. Civil Air Patrol has only a single EIN that identifies CAP in the AmazonSmile program.
National Giving Programs