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Flight Club Foundation Helps The Community

The Parrot Grant Program

The Flight Club Foundation’s objective and mission is to support the wide variety of programs offered to help people and parrots alike. One method to offer this support is our Parrot Grant Program. A program where we award grant money to non-profit organisations who either help parrots, people or both. Our selection is based on many elements including by not limited to: community impact, educational value, financial responsibility, and role by which parrot awareness can be raised or fostered.

2019 Parrot Grant Recipient

Laney Rickman Memorial Fund

The Laney Rickman Memorial Fund operates in conjunction with Armonia Bolivia and American Bird Conservancy. This reserve hosts the largest population of native Blue Throat macaw breeding populations in Bolivia. The Fund helped purchase this reserve and also help maintain the perpetuity of the Blue Throat Macaw Nest Box Program Laney began called The Bird Endowment. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.

2018 Parrot Grant Recipient

Indonesian Parrot Project


Indonesian Parrot Project was founded by Stewart Metz, aviculturist and pet owner, who visited Indonesia, learning about the plight of the parrots in the wild (2001).  Now, IPP is a crticial element in the rehabilitation and release of confiscated Indonesian parrots.  They also monitor and track the illegal wildlife trade and develop pride campaigns to encourage local communities to keep the wild, wild.  Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000.

2017 Parrot Grant Recipient

Puerto Rican Parrot Project.


The Puerto Rican Parrot Project began with 13 parrots surviving in the wild as of 1975 and now boasts over 400 birds in the wild from captive rearing and release of several generations of parrots.  Managed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Puerto Rican Parrot Project serves the last known endemic species of the United States.  Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000

2015 Parrot Grant Recipient

The Alex Foundation

The goal of The Alex Foundation is to support research that will expand the base of knowledge establishing the cognitive and communicative abilities of parrots as intelligent beings. These findings will be used to encourage the responsible ownership of parrots, conservation and preservation of parrots in the wild, and veterinary research into the psychological diseases and care of these birds. For more information, visit their site. Flight Club awarded $2,000.

2014 Parrot Grant Recipients

Chirping Central and The Bird Endowment

Project Flight Plan, supported by Chirping Central, was the work of rowing in the name of bird conservation. Chirping Central worked as a network for smaller NGOs to get in touch with funding sources. The Bird Endowment was the original nest box program created by Laney Rickman to help endangered Blue Throated Macaws in Bolivia. Flight Club awarded $250 for each program.

2013 Parrot Grant Recipients

Macaw Rescue and Sanctuary and Zazus House

Bob and Christie receiving the parrot grant

The combined sanctuaries of our area care for over 800 unwanted parrots long term. Flight Club Foundation awarded $1000 each.

Community Service Points Recognition


Every great non-profit organization owes everything to those who volunteer!  Flight Club Foundation is no different.  The Foundation is organized entirely on a volunteer basis.  We continuously are looking for joint efforts and volunteer opportunities not only for help running our own organization but helping the community as well.   Each Seattle Parrot Expo easily takes over 60 people to help run the fun. We would love you to join our team of volunteers!  in turn, we will try our best to help you in return!   We can offer you letters of recommendation (based on service),  free-bees, meals, or  community service points.  Use our CONTACT US PAGE to SIGN UP TODAY or click on our Seattle Parrot Expo ICON!

See our Parrot Services page!

Parrots at your School Assemblies, Birthday Parties, and More


Parrot Ambassadors has performed educational entertainment programs for all occasions for nearly two decades!  Utilizing parrots who perform amazing stunts like rollerskating, playing sports and more, we discuss formats from conservation to the physics of flight!  We can learn so much from parrots we have yet to explore!  Learn about how we CAN make a difference in the world to help save them and ourselves!