Broadcasters Foundation: Continuing Its Mission Amid COVID-19’s Spread


The Broadcasters Foundation of America has received “a flurry of requests’ for assistance from broadcasters who find themselves in need due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The non-profit organization is “currently looking into the best way” it can provide assistance to these broadcasters.

In a letter to the BFOA community distributed Friday afternoon, President Jim Thompson thanked the radio and television broadcasters who are reporting from the front lines and working behind the scenes “to ensure that timely and truthful stories are being reported to people across the country.”

Due to coronavirus precautions, the Broadcasters Foundation of America staff have transitioned to working remotely, but business is running as usual, he says.

And, in order to stay on schedule with its April grants, the BFOA on Friday sent out nearly 100 monthly grants, totaling over $124,000, to recipients across the country.

“We want to ensure that there is no disruption in our Monthly Grant Program,” Thompson said.

Further, Thompson assured that the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean that other hardships are put on hold.

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