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 AmFund 2024 Golden Pear Grant Application Open

MAITLAND, Fla. (June 4th, 2024) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) officially announced it will begin accepting applications for its much-anticipated 2024 Golden Pear Grant Program beginning today, Tuesday, June 4th, at 10:00 am Eastern, through Tuesday, July 16th, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern. 

AmFund's Golden Pear Grant program originated amid the COVID-19 pandemic when nonprofit organizations struggled to meet their fundraising goals. Since 2020, AmFund has awarded over $500,000 in grants and more than $16 million in unrestricted donations to nonprofit organizations through its signature programs. 

"The Golden Pear Grants are funded through Board approved allocations from our parent company – AmFund, Inc. All awards are unrestricted. The only requirement for application is that the organization be a federally recognized 501(c) organization.  Grants applications are evaluated based on need and cause.  We proudly select from a wide spectrum of services including humanitarian, veteran-focused, civic, animal welfare, the arts, youth, education, and others that continue to provide much-needed community support”, said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer. 

Applying for an unrestricted Golden Pear Grant is a straightforward process, designed to be completed in under two hours. This streamlined approach aims to reduce the burden on your staff's time from the very beginning.  Grants are unrestricted, providing your organization with the flexibility it needs. 

Prior Golden Pear Grant applicants are encouraged to reapply. Organizations do not currently have to be an AmFund Approved Nonprofit Partner to be considered for funds. Upon successful submission, all applicants will receive an emailed copy of their application.

The number of applicants for these prestigious grants has increased each year. The AmFund Board continues to set aside funds for each cycle. This ongoing commitment to support nonprofits at no cost to them underscores the success of the AmFund Mission to “Fund Your Cause” through its various programs and the Golden Pear Grants. 

Media Contact: Deborah Marshall Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (407) 895-8000

About the American Fundraising Foundation

Each year, the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) carefully chooses organizations to support through sponsorship of events, annual grant distribution, assisted silent auctions, live and virtual auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations. AmFund currently partners with nearly 700 organizations in support of their funding needs. 


The national headquarters of AmFund is located in Maitland, Florida, and is host to many organizations’ planning meetings. 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 three 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, AmFund has distributed more than $57 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 donates unrestricted funds known as Golden Pear Grants through an open application process.


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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