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General Information

Private Organizations (POs)

Private Organizations are self-sustaining special interest groups set up by individuals acting exclusively outside the scope of any official Air Force duties. Air Force Instructions (AFI) 34-223, Private Organizations Program, 13 Dec 2018, and AFI 36-3101, Fundraising, 9 Oct 2018, govern POs and fundraising activities in the Air Force.


Unofficial Activities (UAs)

Unofficial Activities such as coffee funds, water funds, and sunshine funds are not considered Private Organizations (POs) unless current assets, excluding inventory, exceed a monthly average of $1,000.00 over a three (3) month period. For questions about whether or not your UA should become a registered PO, please contact 88 FSS ( Air Force Instructions (AFI) 34-223, Private Organizations Program, 13 Dec 2018, AFI 36-3101, Fundraising, 9 Oct 2018, and the Joint Ethics Regulation (JER), DoD 5500.07-R, Section 3-210, govern UA fundraising activities in the Air Force.


The Air Force Instructions related to fundraising and private organizations have been substantially revised, and provide different guidelines for fundraisers on base depending on whether the fundraiser is for a registered private organization or an unofficial unit-affiliated activity. In addition, most fundraisers taking place on WPAFB must be approved in advance by the Installation Commander’s representative. For more information or questions, please consult AFI 34-223, Private Organizations Program, 13 Dec. 2018, AFI 36-3101, Fundraising, 9 Oct. 2018, or contact the 88 FSS Private Organizations Monitor at:


For fundraising approval, read the information sheet that is specific to your organization affiliation, complete request form and submit to: The approval process can take up to 20 business days, please plan accordingly.


Fundraisers should not coincide with or detract from the Air Force Assistance (Fund AFAF ) Campaign or Combined Federal Campaign.

Forms & Documents

All forms, applications AFI’s and publications you may need are available in the Private Organizations Docuemnt Library. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions that are not covered by the FAQ below.

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