AAU AED Grant Program

Dear AAU Member Applicant:

We are so glad that you have decided to apply for an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Hopey’s Heart Foundation (the “Foundation). Through a collaboration with AED manufacturer Zoll Medical Corporation and the Amateur Athletic Union, Hopey’s Heart Foundation looks forward to the opportunity of placing AEDs within the thirty-two sports programs of the Amateur Athletic Union.

Please note that in order to apply you must be a registered AAU Sports Team Member and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. The Foundation will make decisions about recipients on a quarterly basis based on information provided in the AED Donation Applications. You will be asked to insert your AAU Membership Number and Employer ID Number (EIN). We will inform all applicants in writing as to whether they have been selected for an award.  If your sports team is not selected in the quarterly period in which you apply, your application will be considered again for up to an additional three quarterly grant reviews.  If your sports team does not receive an award during that period and is still interested in being considered, please submit a new application.  Please note that submitting an application is not a guarantee that your sports team will be provided with an AED from the Foundation.

If your sports team is selected to receive an AED from the Foundation, it will need to sign an AAU AED Donation Agreement  as a condition of the Foundation’s donation and prior to receipt of an AED. As part of the AAU AED Donation Agreement your sports team agrees to assume full responsibility for all aspects of your AED program and for compliance with all relevant laws, regulations and standards of care applicable. The AAU AED Donation Agreement must be signed by a person who has authority to legally bind the sports team receiving the AED. Your sports team will need to return the signed AED Donation Agreement to the Foundation within 30 days of being notified that your organization has been selected as a recipient, so please plan accordingly.