Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the Mesa Angels Foundation?
A: The mission is to provide financial assistance
in the form of grants and loans to those in critical financial
need due to extraordinary circumstances such as medical emergency,
natural disasters or other unforeseen life-changing event.
Mesa Angels Foundation also supports charitable organizations through donations in the communities that Mesa Airlines serves as American Eagle and United Express.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for help from the foundation?
A: Grants and loans are available from the
foundation for individuals selected by the Foundation Management
Committee as meeting the selected criteria set forth in the
Also eligible are charitable organizations engaged in activities
consistent with the Mesa Angels Foundation's charitable goals
and with the charitable purposes of Section 501(c) of the
Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation asks that you send us
a one-page statement with the following information on the
project to be funded: the purpose of the project for which
funds are being requested; problems and issues the proposed
project will address; information about the organization conducting
the project; and estimated overall budget for the project.
Q: What needs are not funded?
A: The Mesa Angels Foundation does not fund
credit card expenses, utility bills, school tuition/expenses
and minor car/house repairs, absent exceptional circumstances
such as disaster relief or other catastrophic events.
With charitable organizations, the foundation does not fund
the following: religious organizations or endeavors; political,
legislative, lobbying, sports or fraternal organizations;
building funds/capital projects; conferences or symposia;
sponsorship of events, tables, exhibitions or performances.
Q: How do I apply for a grant or loan?
A: Application forms can be downloaded from
the Mesa Angels Foundation web site, at www.mesa-angels.com.
Q: What types of situations qualify for a grant or
A: Medical emergencies, natural disasters,
catastrophic illness or other unforeseen circumstances that
would cause a major financial hardship.
Q: How do I prove that all of my other resources have
A: You will need to provide documentation
that includes, but is not limited to, the following: pay stubs,
insurance coverage, copies of bills, other sources of income
and letters from individual that can testify to need.
Q: How does the Foundation Committee decide who can
get a grant or loan?
A: The decision is based on critical financial
need due to issues such as medical emergency, natural disasters
or other unforeseen life-changing events. For charitable organizations,
it will be based on the quality and effectiveness of the project
that needs to be funded, as well as the degree to which donations
will be applied for the stated charitable purpose. The Foundation
Committee will have full discretion in granting and denying
applicants for grants or loans and can require proof that
the Foundation's funds are applied in a manner consistent
with an individual or organization's application.
Q: What is the maximum amount of grants or loans?
A: The amounts will be determined by the
Q: Who can make donations to the Foundation?
A: Contributions to the Foundation are generally
received from employees from identified corporations via payroll
deductions. Forms for payroll deductions are located at http://www.mesa-angels.com/payroll.asp.
Others wishing to make a donation can send a check payable
to Mesa Angels Foundation at 410 N. 44th Street, Suite 700,
Phoenix, AZ 85008, ATTN: Mesa Angels Foundation.
Q: Is my donation tax deductible?
A: Mesa Angel’s Foundation is designated
as a tax exempt Federal organization according to IRS regulation
501(c)(3). All monetary contributions made to the Foundation
may be deductible from your taxes. Please consult a tax professional
for additional details.