For Immediate Release
MEDIA ALERT – RELEASE DATE: May 15, 2020
American Fundraising Foundation Announces Increased Support for Nonprofit Partners Nationwide
MAITLAND, Fla. (May 15, 2020) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) has announced an expansion of its support to qualified nonprofit organizations throughout the nation beginning immediately. A simple application form is available online at www.AmFund.org/Giving for organizations wishing to be considered for these expanded funding opportunities.
“Each year, AmFund partners with 400 nonprofit organizations. In response to the unprecedented need, we are expanding our support to 650 nonprofits in 2020 and 800 in 2021. We will also accelerate and expand our year-end financial grant program through a simplified application process for awards in July and December this year”, said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation.
AmFund’s President and Co-Founder, Wade West expressed concern for the services provided by nonprofits. “We all realize this pandemic created incredible challenges for nonprofits. Not only are donations down, but people, animals, the arts and many worthy causes need support now more than ever.”
The American Fundraising Foundation, a GuideStar Platinum rated 501©3 nonprofit, has distributed over 36 million dollars to other service-providing nonprofits over the course of the past 20 years.
“Our mission is to empower worthy nonprofits by providing much needed unrestricted funds,” Marshall said. “We are taking action through this additional funding to ensure the continuation of services for those in need.”
“We anticipate that the response to this offering will be significant and are asking interested nonprofits to complete the online application as a first step toward consideration.” Marshall explained. “AmFund has been and will continue to be a trusted advisor to nonprofits as we
provide educational seminars, media training, a speaker’s bureau and much needed unrestricted funds for all the exceptional work being done by nonprofits that are devoted to saving and enhancing lives and communities every day”.
To apply for AmFund’s special programs, visit www.AmFund.org/Giving
Media Contact: Deborah Marshall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer firstname.lastname@example.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 of financial support, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations.
AmFund is recognized with the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency and since 1999 has raised more than $36 million for worthy causes. Its signature silent auctions featuring once-in-a-lifetime experiences are presented at organizations’ special events, drawing admiration, praise and excitement as the entire process elevates the event in the eyes of patrons, board members and the community.
Leveraging more than two decades of fundraising experience, AmFund also provides expert training on a wide variety of topics and offers subject matter expertise through its Speaker’s Bureau for groups ranging in size from 12 to 500. Additionally, AmFund annually distributes unrestricted grants to select organizations.