Thanks to our dedicated partners and sponsors, we have been able to do more and do better for the youth of our community. Click on the name of each organization to learn about them and what they have done for us. We encourage you to let them know you like what they’re doing in South Los Angeles.

Republic Services
republic_services_logo“We’ll handle it from here.”  Republic services continually supports TAM’s mission by paying our rent, attending all our events, and donating whenever possible.  They recently purchased a table for our Legacy Gala.  Thanks Republic! We’ll see you at the Gala.


Annenberg Alchemy
Aspire. Connect. Lead. Alchemy’s leaders are change agents. The Annenberg Foundation awarded TAM with a Leadership Seminar that consisted of three days covering fundraising, board effectiveness, civic engagement and accountability. The seminar was completed by TAM’s Exceutive Director, Board Chair, and Board Member. TAM was awarded with the second phase, Alchemy+, completed four sessions, and received a capacity building grant for $10,000.


The Boeing Company
TAM partners with Boeing C-17 engineers to provide a Positive Vibrations helicopter landing and motivational speech to hundreds of local students at the C-17 hangar every year. Dozens of employees volunteer at TAM serving as volunteer tutors, mentors, and on the Board of Directors.


The Boeing Company Employee Community Fund
Since 2008, TAM has been awarded cash grants totaling over $20,000.


California Black Aviation Association
Every year, CBAA sponsors the Compton Air Fair in collaboration with TAM, Experimental Aircraft Association, other companies and pilots at the Compton Woodley Airport.


City of Compton
Awarded TAM with the HUD Community Development Block Grant from 2004 to 2011 to serve youth from low income families in Compton.


Compton Unified School District
TAM partners with the Compton Unified School District Visual and Performing Arts Department annually to celebrate multiculturalism and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math). Activities include performances from CUSD choirs and bands, student art displays, paper airplanes with Boeing engineers, static display aircraft, flight simulators, and food. Admission is free. TAM has also partnered with CUSD’s Davis Middle School for the Fly to Success STEM Academy and with Compton High School for a Fundamentals of Aviation 11-week session.


Compton Unified School District Regional Occupational Program
TAM first partnered with CUSD ROP in the recruitment for the Avionics & CAD-CAM class, placed students at Orange Coast College, and an internship at Boeing. ROP provides TAM with a classroom facility also on the Compton Woodley Airport.


Corporation for National & Community Service
In 2009, CNCS awarded TAM with an AmeriCorps*VISTA grant to receive three full time Volunteers in Service to America for capacity building. VISTAs fight poverty through education and with passion. They have built capacity in the areas of fund development, youth programs outcome measurement, volunteer recruitment, marketing and branding. TAM was also awarded 10 Summer Associates in 2011 to support the NASA Summer of Innovation in partnership with the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence founded by Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American female astronaut.


U.S. Department of Education
Awarded TAM with funding for the set-up and maintenance to upgrade the Sky Lab computer center with 22 computer stations equipped with flight simulator software and controls. The Sky Lab is the center for the Aero Squad After School Program, including tutoring and homework assistance.


Dwight Stuart Youth Fund
The mission of the Dwight Stuart Youth Fund is to support organizations that provide direct services and experiences to underserved children and youth so that they may gain the skills, values, and confidence to achieve their potential. DSYF has awarded TAM with $15,000 for the Aero Squad After School Program and $10,000 for capacity building.


Edison International
TAM has been awarded cash grants supporting its After School and Summer Learning Program.


Electric Dreams
Electric Dreams
Dreams has become one of the largest sellers of new and vintage slot car racing products in the 1/24 and 1/32 scales. Located in Los Angeles, California, Electric Dreams is also building a new facility to offer private tours of the history of slot cars, opening sometime in 2009, which will be featuring the world’s largest collection of 1/24 and 1/32 slot car kits, and cars from the 1960′s classic era.


Inline Distributing Company
Having supplied the building industry with construction products for more than 30 years, Inline has become the largest single source provider of environmental remediation, construction, packaging and janitorial products in the Western United States. Recognized for our superior service, our growth is based on a sound business philosophy that allows us to provide the right combination of customer service and product pricing. Our clients are our partners and we are committed to their growth and success.


Javelin Flight Funds
Javelin Air Services was founded by three senior aviation professionals: 1. An airline captain and check pilot, 2. An airline captain and former training executive, 3. A former airline CEO with global experience:
Together, the principals of Javelin bring a combined wealth of experience in commercial aviation spanning decades. These three principals joined together to address two interrelated challenges that are emerging in the aviation sector: 1. The need for a trusted, long term cadre of well-trained pilots to fly on a range of contract operations, 2.The increasing cost of flight training, resulting in fewer and fewer qualified commercial candidates.


Los Angeles Social Ventures Partners
Selected TAM’s Executive Director to participate in a two-month mentoring program that culminated with a Social Innovation Fast Pitch. Robin Petgrave was a top 10 finalist along with other non profits, South Central Scholars Foundation, California Youth Connection, and Youth Speak Collective. Click here to view the pitch.


Long Beach B.L.A.S.T.
Starting Fall 2012, Long Beach Blast will recruit and train 10 volunteers from California State Dominguez Hills to provide academic mentoring free of charge at TAM.


Northrop Grumman Foundation
Northrop Grumman Foundation was one of TAM’s first supporters, and has partnered with TAM since 2003 with general operating support, flight suits, and more recently high school summer interns.


Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
Every summer, OBAP sponsors a one week youth ACE Camp at TAM with field trips, guest speakers, and mentors from the Federal Aviation Administration, military, and airlines. Additionally, OBAP sponsored the purchase of Kid Traxx, a software used for creating student ID’s, tracking attendance and measuring outcomes.


P.S. I Love You Foundation
Each year, TAM children are invited to spend a day with P.S. I Love You Foundation. The purpose of the annual Day At The Beach “Adopt a Child for One Day” is to bring the community together through an easy and memorable event that allows adults to mentor, give back and share time and hope with children from TAM and other inner city youth programs.


Taproot Foundation
Awarded TAM with a Strategic Planning Preparation grant in 2009 and a website service grant in 2012. Both service grants have a total value of $120,000.


Pacific Coast Waste & Recycling
Operating in the city of Compton, Pacific Coast Waste & Recycling has been sponsoring TAM’s rent since 2009.


UPS Foundation
Awarded TAM with funding for red-tail Cessna airplanes dedicated to Tuskegee Airmen, and renovated the Sky Lab computer center with upgraded furniture and new paint during TAM’s first MLK Day of Service in 2010.


Time Warner Cable
 Beginning August 2012, Time Warner Cable is partnering with TAM to inspire the next generation of problem solvers by connecting young people to the wonders of science, technology, engineering, and math through aeronautics. CAMM awarded TAM with a $10,000 grant and PSAs worth over $250,000 that will begin airing in September 2012. Click here to view the PSA.


 Virgin sponsors Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum.


Wears My Shirt
Launched a new online store to support TAM’s Take Off and Fly High campaign in Summer 2012, Click here to purchase your unique TAM t-shirt.


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space-xSpace X provides behind the scenes tours to TAM students and consistently sends volunteers to participate in our classes.  They have recently donated $1,000 and continue to inspire kids to reach for the stars.


dji-logo DJI donated six phantom drones and an S1000 to start a drone instruction program at TAM.  They went on to develop a promotional piece for our museum in their outreach program DJI Stories.  Check it out here 


fedexFedEx cares comes to Compton every year, inspiring kids to pursue aviation.  They have donated countless times and continue to support our efforts to bring change to the city of Compton. 


American Airlines
American Airlines mechanics come by TAM on a daily basis.  A recent Gold level sponsor at our Gala, American is dedicated to supporting the expansion of our museum.  With their help, TAM aspires to become “Smithsonian quality” and grow into a national program.