- What does this foundation do?
The SEARCH Foundation is a not-for-profit 501 c 3 organization. SEARCH is the only charitable organization dedicated to the events industry and its people – Whether you are a meeting, catering, wedding or special event professional, SEARCH is here to help you! Since its formation, the SEARCH Foundation has distributed more than $292,000 to event professionals in need worldwide.
The SEARCH Foundation was originally formed in 1997, during the height of the AIDS epidemic, to assist special event professionals who were faced with a life threatening illness. Since that time it has expanded to include not only illness, but any catastrophic occurrence.
- How does it help event professionals worldwide?
Event professionals who find themselves in crisis situations can apply for up to $5000 of relief funds per calendar year. Anyone in the world can apply to SEARCH and you do not need to be a member of any specific organization. All cases are made anonymous after they are submitted.
- How can event professionals apply?
Event professionals can download the four page application on our website at www.searchfoundation.org. Our goal is to reply and fund all eligible cases within 10 business days.
- How can people get involved and/or donate to SEARCH?