The Broadcasters Foundation of America has formally kicked off its annual year-end giving campaign, appealing to those in the broadcast industry for tax-deductible personal donations to the Guardian Fund and corporate contributions to the Angel Initiative.
The Broadcasters Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity and the only organization dedicated exclusively to providing aid to broadcasters and their families whose lives have been upended by tragic illness, accident, or catastrophe.
Donations can be made by visiting www.broadcastersfoundation.org/donate.
The annual Giving Campaign comes as more broadcasters than ever before are reaching out for monthly or emergency relief. This year, the Broadcasters Foundation will award more than $1.7 million in monthly and one-time emergency grants. Monthly grants have increased over 79% since 2016, and more than 500 emergency grants have been awarded since 2017.
Over the past 20 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed over $13 million to broadcasters in need.
“We have seen requests for assistance escalate at a significant rate over the past several years,” said Jim Thompson, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “I ask every broadcaster to consider a tax-deductible contribution to help us continue our mission of providing aid to colleagues who are desperate and dire need.”