Chapters in “good standing” qualify for funding to host local events and educational activities. Qualifying domestic chapters receive $3000 and international chapters receive $1500. These annual grants increase by $500 each consecutive year a chapter qualifies for funding (capped at $4500 for domestic chapters and $3000 for international chapters).

How to Qualify for Program Funding

To qualify for an annual grant, a chapter must be in “good standing” by remaining active and remain in close communication with program staff. Specifically, your chapter must:

  1. Host at least six (6) events in a 12-month period with at least 15 attendees per event.
  2. Maintain close contact with AIER and Program staff. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
    • Notify event staff of all upcoming events via email at least two, or preferably, three weeks in advance.
    • Send short event recaps and event photos to program staff and follow up with more information as requested.
    • Promptly responding to program questions and requests for information.
  3. Remain committed to our mission, remain non-political, and remain grounded in free-market ideas.
  4. Sign any supporting grant documents.

Using Your Funds

Domestic Chapters: AIER will reimburse a single contact (i.e. the chapter director and signer of the MOU) for chapter-related expenses. Itemized receipts or invoices must be submitted for reimbursement.

International Chapters: AIER cannot send funds to individuals in foreign countries, therefore you must either form a local non-profit (NGO) or partner with a local non-profit to receive grants on your behalf. Funds must be “restricted” to your chapter’s programming purposes only.