Coming Thursday: Broadcasters Foundation of America Giving Day


NEW YORK — July 20 has been designated as a day for all in broadcast radio and television to unite as one community to support colleagues across every position in need of financial assistance due to critical illness, accident, or disaster.

That’s the date for the Broadcasters Foundation of America Giving Day.

The effort also strives to raise awareness of the Broadcasters Foundation, whose mission is to ensure that anyone in radio and television who might qualify for aid knows about its charitable mission and can apply.

“Giving Day is an opportunity for everyone in radio and television to help our colleagues,” said Tim McCarthy, President of the Broadcasters Foundation. “As broadcasters, we are storytellers. Whether behind the scenes in marketing, sales, or administration, part of the production team, or on-air talent, everyone in the radio and television broadcasting profession has a common goal: to share vital stories with their communities. But who is there to help these essential community members when a natural disaster strikes, or an illness disrupts a family’s financial security and safety? The Broadcasters Foundation of America’s unique mission is to support our professional community during these hard times, when our colleagues are unable to work and struggling to pay basic living expenses.”

Scott Herman, Chair of the Broadcasters Foundation, noted that BFA support comes from within the nation’s broadcasting community. “Over the past 15 years, our grantmaking has increased dramatically, distributing $400,000 in 2007 to almost $2,000,000 in 2022,” he said. “We currently help an average of 400 broadcasters each year through our two grant programs. Our monthly grants support broadcasters on a continual basis while they recover from an illness or accident. Our emergency grants provide one-time financial aid following a devastating natural disaster or home emergency.

To make a donation to the Broadcasters Foundation click here.

To apply for financial aid or make a general donation, radio and TV professionals may visit, call 212-373-8250, or email [email protected].


About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, accident, and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and has been rated 100 from Charity Navigator for solid financial health and received full credit for its program to expense ratio.