The ALPA Emergency Relief Fund, or Pilots for Pilots (P4P), is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity created to offer financial assistance to ALPA pilots and their dependents to cover the immediate, extraordinary expenses that follow widespread, catastrophic events.

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Affected by a widespread natural disaster? Apply now.

Fund Guidelines

Find out if you're eligible and what the grants can cover.


Every penny donated goes to an ALPA member in need.

Donation Levels

New in 2021! Join at the Lincoln Level or above and get a P4P Donor pin, while supplies last.

Your donation is tax deductible in the United States to the extent permitted by law. Pilots for Pilots provided no goods or services, other than de minimus goods or services, in exchange for this donation.

More About P4P

Established in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, P4P has aided hundreds of ALPA members, providing hundreds of thousands of dollars in the form of grants to address the devastating effects of these disasters. Tragedy can strike at a moment’s notice. P4P helps expedite the recovery process, allowing pilots and their dependents to return their lives to some semblance of normalcy.

In summer 2020, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ALPA's Executive Council voted to include the current crisis within the parameters of Pilots for Pilots (P4P), ALPA's Emergency Relief Fund, allowing the fund to provide temporary financial assistance to ALPA members suffering a financial hardship related to COVID-19. See eligibility details.

P4P is a tangible benefit of ALPA membership, but its availability depends on you. P4P relies solely on donations, and 100 percent of these contributions goes to aid those members in need. Please make a generous donation today! Keep in mind that contributions are tax-deductible in the United States.

Please use P4P when you need it and remind other ALPA pilots that it is available. Remember, we are all just a disaster away from needing Pilots for Pilots, so please help us maintain this important member resource by making periodic donations. Thanks for your continuing support.

Another Way to Support P4P All Year Long

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What Can P4P Do?



The fund’s tax-exempt status is dependent on remaining within the IRS guidelines, which are specific in regards to eligibility. The guidelines limit P4P disbursement of the funds to individuals who suffer from a widespread disaster.
To ensure that you meet P4P criteria, please carefully review the fund guidelines, which explain the conditions that constitute an applicable disaster and the fund’s IRS classification.