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 financial need due to a critical illness, accident, advanced age or other serious misfortune.
Aid for Illness, Accident, Advanced Age
The Broadcasters Foundation of America provides monthly grants to broadcasters who are unable to work due to an illness, accident, advanced age or other serious misfortune. Medical bills or long-term care expenses can leave a family in desperate need of help. The Foundation provides grants to help fill in the gap between income and expenses.
Aid for Natural Disasters
When natural disasters hit a community, broadcasters are some of the first on the scene, reporting live. But these events can also affect the lives of broadcasters, leaving some in dire financial need. In these situations, the Broadcasters Foundation of America provides one-time grants to broadcasters who need financial help recovering from disaster.
“I got set back on the medical expense side pretty heavily. It becomes more bills on payment plans, but without the Broadcasters Foundation I would be in a hole that I could never come out of. One day I am going to make it. I want to thank everyone involved in helping me. It sustains me and inspires me to try. One day I won’t need [the Foundation’s support] anymore and hopefully on that day I can contribute back. That is the only thing motivating me.”
– Radio Business Manager