Skip to main content
Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters
Main Content

Fundraising - Wreaths Across America

Wreaths Across America
Please refer to CAP's Wreaths Across America page for more information.  

Fundraising Resources

1.  Fiscal Agent Letter
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 at  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.  

2. CAP’s Squadron Fundraising Guide

3. Sample Fundraising Letters

4. CAP’s Tax Exempt Letter

5. CAP Regulation 173-4 Fundraising/Donations - In revision

6. Grants Toolkit – State and Local Government

Ways To Support Civil Air Patrol
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.

CAP Member Benefits
Many of the discounts offered to CAP members generate revenue for CAP.  CAP receives a contribution from the following member benefits:  SkySectionals CAP Charts; CAP USAA Rewards World Mastercard; CAP Wireless Center; AFBA Insurance; and all travel discounts and benefits available (rental cards, hotels, vacations, etc.)  Go to for more information on all available benefits.

Donations to Individual CAP Units
You can also directly support your favorite CAP squadron, Wing or Region. Simply contact the unit for more information, or mail them a check made out in the name of the CAP unit. If you need to locate the a CAP unit, please enter the zip code or city and state on our unit locator located on the home page of

© 2019 Civil Air Patrol. All rights reserved.