APA Foundation

Why the APA Foundation?

Ways to Give

There are multiple ways to donate to the APA Foundation. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. APA is a 501(c)(3) organization, and the APA Foundation is included in this status.

Community Assistance

The APA Foundation extends expert planning services, including disaster recovery and mitigation planning, to underserved, resource-limited communities in the United States and abroad.

Research Agenda

To deepen and spread the impact of planning across all communities, the Foundation is committed to supporting research, providing planners with evidence-based tools and practical solutions to help communities plan for future challenges.


Scholarships provide financial assistance to planning students, especially women, minorities, and others who are underrepresented in the planning profession. Scholarships make the planning profession more diverse and accessible to those of limited means and help to attract the best and brightest new talent.

Foundation Donors

We are grateful to the many recent contributors whose generous gifts support the APA Foundation.

Foundation Board

The Foundation Board is charged with governing the activities of the Foundation.

Foundation Mission

The mission of the APA Foundation is to advance the art and science of planning through philanthropic activities that provide access to educational opportunities, enrich the public dialogue about planning, and advance social equity in the profession and in our communities.