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Private Organizations are self-sustaining, special interest groups operating on MacDill AFB

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Private Organizations/Fundraising

Private Organizations (PO) are self-sustaining, special interest groups set up by people acting exclusively outside the scope of any official capacity as officers, employees, or agents of the federal government. All POs are non federal entities and are to be treated as such. They operate on Air Force installations with the written consent from the installation commander.

POs must furnish their own equipment, supplies and other materials. All requests for fundraisers must be submitted FOUR WEEKS PRIOR to the fundraising event. Please remember NOT to use the DoD insignia or Wing letterhead for your organization's correspondence. POs are allowed three fundraisers per quarter, no exceptions. They must have liability insurance or request a waiver from the installation commander. The absence of liability insurance places all of the PO member’s personal assets immediately at risk in the event of PO liability. POs are responsible to acquire tax exempt status from the IRS and FL State Tax Office (if applicable).

Please read AFI 34-223 and the Private Organization Guide (found below) for more information on establishing and operating a PO.

In accordance with AFI 34-223, Paragraph POs must prominently display the following disclaimer on all print electronic media mentioning the PO's name confirming that the PO is not part of the DoD: - “THIS IS A PRIVATE ORGANIZATION. IT IS NOT A PART OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE OR ANY OF ITS COMPONENTS AND IT HAS NO GOVERNMENTAL STATUS.”

Forms and Guides

for Downloading:

(PLEASE NOTE...Air Force Letterhead is NOT allowed when sending documents)

Frequently Asked Questions

Agency Private Organizations Guide

AFI 34-223
(Private Organizations Program

DoD Instruction for POs

AFI 36-3101
(Fundraising Within the Air Force)

Annual Review of Private Organizations

Fundraiser Request Form

Request to Establish Private Org

Facility Information

8011 Tampa Point Blvd., Bldg. 373
MacDill AFB, FL  33621

813-828-6962 / DSN 968-6962
813-828-2797 / DSN 968-2797

Hours of Operation:
  • Mon-Fri:
    8 am-4 pm
  • Closed Fed Holidays

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