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August 10th Application Deadline Is Approaching For Golden Pear Grants


MAITLAND, Fla. (August 8, 2022) – Applications for Golden Pear Grants are continuing to be accepted by the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) until the deadline of August 10, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time zone. Nonprofit organizations can complete and submit a simple application online at https://www.amfund.org/giving. This is the first step to qualify for a Golden Pear Grant and other funding opportunities provided by AmFund.

“We are excited to be able to continue our Golden Pear Grant program this year to support organizations across the country,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation. “As the deadline for submissions approaches, we want to continue to encourage organizations to complete an application. Our greatest joy is helping organizations fund their cause through one of our many funding opportunities.”

Each year AmFund, approves and partners with nearly 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 www.AmFund.org or request an appointment with one of their team members by contacting info@amfund.org


Media Contact: Deborah Marshall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer dmarshall@amfund.org (407) 895-8000



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 distributed 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 donates 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 www.amfund.org or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at www.amfund.org/blog and connect on Facebook and LinkedIn.


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