The Field of Firsts Foundation, an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the College Park Aviation Museum’s nonprofit partner for generating support for the Museum through the support of individuals - like you – as well as corporations, local businesses, and grants to fund exhibits, interactives, collections acquisitions, conservation and care, and educational programming beyond what the museum’s basic operational budget provides. The museum is owned and operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), a bi-county agency, and approximately 80% of the museum’s budget is funded thanks to public tax dollars through M-NCPPC. The remainder is generated through admissions, programming, events, rentals, the Museum Store and our supporters.
You can become involved and support the museum and its mission by making a contribution, becoming a member of the Field of Firsts Foundation and volunteering!
Volunteers are extremely important in supporting the College Park Aviation Museum! The museum relies on volunteers to greet our guests and assist staff in daily programs, tours, and events. Contact us today if you are interested!