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Golden Pear Award Grants

Thank you for your Golden Pear 2022 Grant Application. Your submission has been received and is being reviewed by the American Fundraising Foundation. If further information is needed, a member of our team will be in touch.
Keep up the great work!

Please check back in late July when the new grant 

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About the American Fundraising Foundation

Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, year-end grant distribution, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with over 500 organizations in support of their funding needs. 


The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Florida and is a designated Florida nonprofit foundation.  Its Educational Foundation is a Federally recognized 501(c)3 and provides professional training for Development Directors, Executive Directors, Board Members, and others leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience.  It offers expertise in a wide variety of topics for groups ranging in size from 12 to 1000.  


Since its inception in 1999, the American Fundraising Foundation has donated more than $44 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, whether in person, virtual or hybrid events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.


Additionally, AmFund annually distributes unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants, to select organizations.


The Golden Pear, prominently part of AmFund’s logo, is deeply rooted in history as well as in its mission.    Throughout history, even before the written word, the pear has been honored as a sacred fruit signifying wisdom, prosperity, good health, longevity, and future happiness – all the things Amfund seeks for its nonprofit partners.


For more information about AmFund, visit or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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