If you are a church or religious organisation who would like to share more stories and images about the work of MAF, then in this section you can find ready-written material, prepared by the MAF UK News team, for you to download and use.
Our quarterly Prayer Diary includes daily prayer needs, photos and themed scriptures to equip you in intercession. As an extra bonus, the Prayer Diary comes with our Flying for Life Magazine - full of up to date stories from the countries in which we serve.
Partnering with MAF through major gifts and special projects
Partner with us to transform lives
Whether from individuals, charitable trusts and foundations, or corporate supporters – enable MAF to plan and invest for the future, ensuring that vital flights continue to reach the world’s most vulnerable people with help and hope.
Are you considering making a major gift or grant to MAF? Then we would love to explore the range of ways we can work together, and the projects available to meet your philanthropic interests and objectives. This includes how MAF can best report back to you on the positive impact your partnership makes to isolated communities.
We tailor our service to meet your individual or organisational needs as a donor, and where possible your relationship with MAF will always be conducted with the same person. This continuity helps to ensure your supporter relationship with MAF is rewarding for you and achieves maximum impact.
When AFD Software (The Postcode People) reached 25 successful years in business, co-directors David & Alison Dorricott and the AFD team marked the milestone with extraordinary generosity…
“Seeking to celebrate and commemorate 25 years of profitable business in 2008, we were thrilled to learn that our success could make a significant difference to the lives of thousands of isolated people, through the purchase of a new MAF Kodiak 100 aircraft. It has gone on to serve people in Indonesia’s Kalimantan province (Borneo) for over 10 years and continues to do so. We are delighted to know that our aircraft enables hundreds of village communities and thousands of individuals to receive help and hope each year.”
“For us, giving MAF a new aircraft has been a truly amazing experience. Our team too are delighted that their hard work and energy has enabled the donation of this aircraft which continues to provide everyday help and assistance to those in such a remote place and have continued to fund other MAF projects every year. We strongly encourage others to consider how we may all be able to help MAF’s vital work in the developing world.”
Picture: David & Alison Dorricott pictured in Binuang, Kalimantan, visiting the Kodiak 100 aircraft the AFD business gifted to MAF
What major gifts can buy
Here are some examples of recent MAF projects which required major gift funding, including both capital projects and essential operating costs:
£10,000 – The cost of a four-hour medical outreach flight in remote Madagascar £16,000 – A maintenance team toolbox for the hangar of MAF Kenya £20,000 – LED lights for one of MAF’s West Africa aircraft, to increase its visibility to others £30,000 – A year’s-worth of flights for African missionaries to share the Gospel in South Sudan £40,000 – Paving the taxiway for take-off and landing at MAF Uganda headquarters’ busy airfield £55,000 – Construction of four new airstrips in Tanzania to provide access to remote communities £65,000 – Installation of solar power to three of MAF’s compounds in Papua New Guinea £160,000 – An additional Cessna 182 aircraft for MAF South Sudan £170,000 – A year’s-worth of evangelism and church flights in Chad £385,000 – Construction of a new hangar in South Sudan to allow aircraft maintenance in-country £645,000 – Construction of housing for MAF’s operational missionaries serving in Liberia £1.5m – An additional Cessna 208 Caravan aircraft for service in the MAF Africa region
* Gift values calculated by MAF’s July 2022 exchange rate for the US Dollar, the international currency of aviation
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Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) is the world’s largest humanitarian air operator. For over 75 years we have been flying light aircraft over jungles, mountains, swamps and deserts. We enable more than 2,000 aid, development and mission organisations to bring medical care, emergency relief and long-term development. Our pilots and personnel deliver relief workers, doctors, pastors, school books, food, medicines - everything that can only be safely and speedily delivered by air. Our faithful supporters give and pray to make this all possible.