About The Foundation

The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization which conducts private and public fundraising and community outreach to sustain the Museum’s mission, ongoing programs and future innovative exhibit development. Located in downtown Fayetteville, the U.S. Army Airborne & Special Operations Museum is part of the Army Museum Enterprise and is managed by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Both public and private funding was vital to the opening of the $22.5 million museum in 2000. Fundraising by the Foundation began in 1992 with a generous grant awarded from Congress. In addition to the federal grant, the State of North Carolina, Cumberland County, and the City of Fayetteville have contributed funding to the museum.

Generous donations from private individuals and businesses allowed the museum to become a reality, and to this day support the Foundation financially in order to operate and improve the museum, and to offer educational programming.