The Lindbergh Foundation Believes that Innovative Science and Technology Hold the Key to Addressing Humanity’s Environmental and Productivity Challenges


Three major Foundation program areas honor the Lindberghs' legacy and further their shared vision of a technology/nature balance.

Aviation Green Alliance

The Aviation Green Alliance welcomes all aviation-related companies and individuals committed to proactively addressing our shared concerns regarding aviation and the environment.  Under the banner of the Lindbergh Foundation, all members of the aviation community can join efforts in reducing aviation’s environmental footprint—a mission we all embrace.

The Aviation Green Alliance creates multiple platforms for Members to share strategies, findings, progress, and ideas related to aviation’s environmental issues.

  1. Providing the most current and important aviation-environmental news and information
  2. Funding research and development Grants, encouraging additional work in the discovery and the incubation of new technologies that address aviation’s environmental issues
  3. Recognizing Member successes in addressing aviation’s environmental concerns
  4. Developing suggested best practices for achieving measurable aviation-related conservation and sustainability initiatives
  5. Fostering educational efforts related to the progress of the industry’s successes in addressing aviation’s environmental footprint

At-a-GlanceLindbergh Grants

This program has been postponed until 2013.

Each year, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation presents Lindbergh Grants to individuals whose proposed research or education projects will make important contributions toward improving the quality of life by balancing technological advancements and the preservation of our environment. Awarded in amounts up to $10,580 each (a symbolic figure representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis" in 1927), the Grants are made in numerous areas of special interest to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, including aviation/aerospace, agriculture, arts and humanities, biomedical research and adaptive technology, conservation of natural resources, education, exploration, health and population sciences, intercultural communication, oceanography, waste disposal management, water resource management, and wildlife preservation.

Applications for Lindbergh Grants are reviewed annually and evaluated by two panels - one consisting of individuals knowledgeable in Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's philosophy of balance and the other made up of technical experts in the various fields in which Lindbergh Grants are awarded. Further evaluations and recommendations to the Lindbergh Foundation Board of Directors are made by the Grants Selection Committee of the Board, with the Board making the final decisions.

Unfunded projects judged to be deserving of special recognition are awarded Lindbergh Grant Certificates of Merit.

The Lindbergh Award

Each year since 1978, The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation has presented its honorary Lindbergh Award to individuals who have made significant contributions over many years toward improving our quality of life by balancing technology and our environment, in their work. Those who support the Foundation's mission gather once a year at an event where the award recipient(s) is the featured speaker. The occasion serves as an opportunity to honor the award recipient, communicate a common vision and inspire those in attendance. Among the Lindbergh Foundation's prestigious Lindbergh Award recipients are: Astronaut Neil Armstrong, Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, Hugh Downs, the late Gen. Jimmy Doolittle, the late Samuel C. Johnson, the late Jacques Cousteau, Sir Edmund Hillary, Arthur C. Clarke, Burt L. Rutan, Dr. Robert D. Ballard, Jim Fowler of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, Dr. David Suzuki, Dr. Bertrand Piccard, Yolanda Kakabadse, Dr. Peter Diamandis, and Will Steger.

Nominations for the Award are made by individuals and are reviewed by the Award Selection Committee who makes a recommendation to the full Board of Directors, which makes the final selection of the Lindbergh Award recipient.

Educational and Motivational Programs

The Charles A. and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation also sponsors other educational and motivational efforts designed to honor the legacy of Charles and Anne Lindbergh and advance their vision of balance. Included are symposiums, lectures, and publications.
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