Civil Air Patrol is a nonprofit organization and receives funds from the U.S. Air Force to help accomplish our missions. CAP also relies on contributions to help support initiatives that are not funded by the Air Force, such as cadet special activities, aerospace education workshops, and member training opportunities.
When fundraising, units below National Headquarters will often require a unit fiscal agent letter to provide to the foundation or other fundraising organization. This letter is sometimes referred to as a unit tax exempt letter or subordinate organization letter and simply states that the unit in question is an administrative subdivision and eligible to use CAP’s EIN and nonprofit status.
All units may request the letter directly from the CAP Development Office. Email requests are preferred. Please include information on any specific language needed in the letter and distribution instructions.
If the unit is below Wing level, they must have permission for fundraising activities as required by CAPR 173-4 Fund Raising/Donations para A3(a) (In revision). The unit request must include proof of permission from the Wing Commander (documented approval is required) before NHQ can provide the unit with the fiscal agent letter. Wings and Regions do not require approval for fundraising activities, so fiscal agent request letters can be supplied to Wings and Regions without further permission.
Additional fundraising information is available by visiting CAP's Field Fundraising page.