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AmFund Announces Recipients in Record $250K Golden Pear Grants

AmFund Announces Recipients in Record $250K Golden Pear Grants

MAITLAND, Fla. (October 26, 2022) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) announced recipients of the 2022 Golden Pear Grants during a live stream on Facebook yesterday in a record breaking $250,000 distribution of funds and an additional $100K in-kind donations through its Educational Foundation.

“It is an honor to be able to support so many organizations through this special program,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer. “With over 2500 applicants the decisions were not easy, because each organization is deserving. Awards were given to 57 nonprofit organizations that represent small to medium organizations and some larger organizations with a national footprint. The grants range in amounts from $1,000 to $25,000 each representing a broad range of services.”

This year’s recipients are:

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Nashville Ballet

Holocaust Memorial Resources & Education Center of Florida

My Very Own Blanket

Gilda’s Club Kentuckiana

City Harvest

Best Friends Animal Society

National Runaway Safeline

Ecology Project International

Folds of Honor Foundation

Double H – Hole in the Woods Ranch

Idaho Zoological Society

The Christian Sharing Center

NPH Friends of Orphans

Kids Matter International

Special In Uniform

Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development

Army Distaff Foundation

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Boca West Children’s Foundation

United Arts of Central Florida

Live the Life South Florida

Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House

National Mill Dog Rescue

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Huntington

Oklahoma Family Center for Autism

Big Brothers Big Sisters Fayetteville, AR

Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Global Lyme Alliance

Nine Line Veteran Services

Sepsis Alliance

Rescue Us

Operation Comfort

California Wildlife Center

Bountifield International

Blue Sky Therapeutic Riding & Respite

Junior League of Pensacola

Low Country Food Bank

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois

Children of Shelters

Heart of Georgia Hospice

Friends of Karen

Atlanta Mission

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry Charitable Foundation

Latisha’s House Foundation

Freedom Waters Foundation

To By For Kids Foundation

In addition, the following non-profits received monetary grants as well as in-kind donations of professional consultation for organizational improvements and fundraising tips, along with a onetime use of AmFund’s VIP Virtual Auction Platform:

RECH Foundation


Mental Health Association of the Heartland

Hospice Care Plus

An Angel’s Wing

Running 4 Heroes

Friends of the Desert Mountains

Wesley Chapel Mission Center

Each recipient will receive personal notification, a press kit, big check presentation and feature stories on AmFund’s podcast, newsletters and social media sites.

“This has been a challenging year for many nonprofit organizations, and it is our honor to support them through our unrestricted Golden Pear Grants and the other programs offered by AmFund,” Marshall said. “Today marks another milestone for our organization and we are honored to share it with those that do so much in our communities. The Golden Pear is part of our logo and symbolizes good health, prosperity, longevity, and future happiness – all the things we hope for these worthy organizations.”

Each year AmFund, approves and partners with over 500 organizations throughout the United States and provides unrestricted funds to support important causes ranging from the arts; veterans’ services; senior and youth programs; animal rescues and therapies; and humanitarian relief. Over the past 23 years, AmFund has distributed over $44 million to worthy organizations through its sponsorship of events and over $250K in grants since 2020.

For more information about AmFund visit their website at or request an appointment with one of their team members by contacting



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