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For Immediate Release

MEDIA ALERT – RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2020

American Fundraising Foundation Extends Application Deadline to Support Nonprofit Partners Nationwide

MAITLAND, Fla. (June 15, 2020) – The American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) has extended the deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for additional funding opportunities. A simple application form is available online at www.AmFund.org/Giving and will be accepted until 6 p.m. on July 15, 2020. Award recipients will be announced August 5th.

“We recognize the financial needs of nonprofit organizations throughout America are greater now than ever before, and we have received hundreds of applications seeking funding support,” said Deborah Marshall, Chief Operating Officer of the American Fundraising Foundation. “It is important for us to give as many organizations as possible the opportunity to receive unrestricted funds through one or more of the funding opportunities provided by AmFund. In addition to expanding our support to 650 nonprofits in 2020 and 800 in 2021, we also accelerated and expanded our year-end financial grant program with awards planned for mid-summer as well as in December.”

“The stories we have heard from organizations seeking our help, are heart wrenching,” Marshall elaborated. “Without assistance, it may mean essential support is not met for children, veterans, senior citizens, and animals. And leaders in the arts, such as operas, symphony orchestras and even therapeutic music programs are questioning how they will compete for funding resources this year and next year.”

AmFund’s President and Co-Founder, Wade West also expressed concern for the services provided by nonprofits and the need for more fundraising opportunities. “We all realize this pandemic created incredible challenges for nonprofits. Not only has AmFund perfected fundraising programs over the past 20 years, we are introducing new and innovative ways for organizations to meet their bottom-line financial goals,” he said.

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The American Fundraising Foundation, a GuideStar Platinum rated 501©3 nonprofit, has distributed over 36 million dollars to other service-providing nonprofits.

“Our mission is to empower worthy nonprofits by providing much needed unrestricted funds at no cost to them,” Marshall said. “We are taking action through this additional funding to ensure the continuation of services for those in need.”

To apply for AmFund’s special programs, visit www.AmFund.org/Giving

Media Contact: Deborah Marshall SVP 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 of financial support, virtual silent auctions, and other programs to raise much-needed unrestricted funds for the important mission of those organizations.

AmFund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization 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.

For more information, visit www.amfund.org or call (407) 895-8000. Read AmFund’s blog at www.amfund.org/blog and connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.

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