The Air Warrior Courage Foundation (AWCF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, gratefully accepts charitable contributions, from individuals and/or any business entity. If you’d care to make an online donation through our secure server just click the Give Direct button to the right. When we receive your donation, we will send you an acknowledgement in the mail for tax purposes.

Please note: We use a nonprofit service to process our credit card transactions. LIC.ORG is the name that will appear on your credit card statement – not the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. Using a 3rd party helps us keep our costs low and allows us to spend more time and money on our programs!

Corporate Match

Your gift to Air Warrior Courage Foundation could be matched dollar for dollar by your employer! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees, retirees, and/or employees’ spouses. Click the Corporate Match button to the right to find out if your employer has a matching gift program and DOUBLE YOUR GIFT TODAY!

Automobile Donations

For vehicle donations click the vehicle button to the right or call the number listed and follow their instructions.

Other Donations

If your donation consists of stock, real estate, living trust corpus, etc., please contact Jerry Knotts, AWCF Treasurer, for details as to how to accomplish your contribution:

Jerry Knotts
261 Fox Ridge Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
phone/Fax: (805) 495-6962.

Tax Information

The Air Warrior Courage Foundation aka Wounded Warrior Emergency Support Fund is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (Tax ID 77-0490412) and is therefore eligible for personal or corporate contributions, as well as Combined Federal Campaign (#11450) and United Way donations. All support is an endorsement of the Foundation’s Guiding Principles.

Thank you for your generosity.

Therapeutic Riding Program FAQ

Are there any programs that would potentially benefit our community since our services are free?
ANSWER – Yes. AWCF support may be by cost per child/lesson (a personal scholarship) or, in the case of those TROs that do not charge participants, a blanket award to the Therapeutic Riding Center (TRC); all payments/donations are made directly to the TRC. Completion of the TRP Application is required for all participants.
How might a military family with a disabled child be reviewed for funding?
ANSWER – Military rank or branch of service is not an issue. The AWCF makes its decision solely on each child’s situation, medical prognosis and “need.” The AWCF reserves the right to verify the military status of the sponsor(s) and dependent status of the child involved, the medical condition of the child and the “need.”
Does your program provide support for military dependent children that do not have a diagnosed disability?
ANSWER – No, the AWCF TRP is designed to assist military dependent children receive disability therapy not covered by the traditional military service “safety-nets,” e.g. CHAMPUS, TRICARE, etc.
What is the advance timeline that they would need to apply?
ANSWER – Whenever a child is approved by the TRC for participation or is already participating, we will accept a completed TRP application and begin the process for possible funding. The AWCF approval process takes approximately 2-3 weeks to be completed and the Therapeutic Riding Center/family notified of whatever support is approved.
Is there a specific format?
ANSWER – Yes, please review our TRP Application.
Do you share participant information with anyone other than the AWCF, the Therapeutic Riding Center and family involved?
ANSWER – No. As with all AWCF philanthropic activities, all information is dealt with on a confidential basis unless, on a voluntary basis, written permission of all parties is obtained.
We are an EFMH (Equine Facilitated Mental Health) program, and the majority of our riders are able bodied but wrestling with many issues. Would your program be able to sponsor scholarship for those students if they qualified?
ANSWER – Probably not, as our program is not currently designed to support “able-bodied” children. However, our medical staff will review a child’s condition diagnosis/ prognosis statement, completed by his/her doctor, and make a determination of eligibility.
Some of our students are from families so broken apart that there is no contact between parents. Do you have access to military service information if the fathers are unreachable to fill out forms about their service history?
ANSWER – No, we do not have such a capability but the parent caring for the child should be able to provide sufficient information for our review. Having a “regular” family, i.e., not divorced/separated/etc, does not qualify nor disqualify a needy child from participating in our program.