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Donations and Support

The American Airlines Family Fund, administered by Emergency Assistance Foundation, is a public, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that was created to help team members who are facing financial hardship immediately after a natural disaster or an unforeseen catastrophic situation that threaten their health and welfare. The Family Fund relies primarily on individual donations from team members and support from American Airlines to fund this program. Every contribution helps and, when combined with others, can provide a tax-free grant (USA) to help a fellow team member in need when they are facing the unexpected.

Apply for a grant

If you are experiencing a personal hardship or the effects of a qualified disaster, you can apply for a grant for financial assistance. Please read the Application FAQs to see if you qualify.

Community Resources are available through the link below. You’ll find social service suggestions and guidance on disaster preparedness, financial education and more.

Make a Donation


To setup or change a payroll deduction donation, visit Jetnet, click “Get Involved” and then select “Workplace Giving.” Deductions may take up to two pay periods to take effect (or to be stopped/changed).

To make a US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.

To make a Non-US donation using your Credit Card, Debit Card or other available options click here.


To make a donation via Text-to-Give, simply text the unique keyword "AAFamily" to 71777.

You can make a voluntary ongoing gift or one-time gift through our secure site using your credit/debit card. Team members can also donate to the Family Fund through payroll deduction on Jetnet.

All donations to the Family Fund at the Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible in the U.S. The EIN# for the Emergency Assistance Foundation is 45-1813056.

The Emergency Assistance Foundation, Inc. administers all fund activities, and when needed assist applicants with their grant applications. American Airlines will not have any insight into the grant process unless a grant recipient chooses to share his or her story.