LifeNet4Families Awarded $70,000 Grant and $50,000 Fundraising Challenge from The Jim Moran Foundation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Lauderhill, Fla. - LifeNet4Families/Cooperative Feeding Program is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $70,000 grant in addition to a $50,000 fundraising challenge for its Emergency Food Services Program from The Jim Moran Foundation.

The challenge grant will match contributions made to LifeNet4Families - up to $25,000 for new donors and $25,000 for all other contributions made before May 31, 2013. Every donation will be matched dollar-for-dollar, doubling the impact of support to help those in need. LifeNet4Families has spent more than two decades providing services to the hungry and homeless of Broward County.

"We are grateful to The Jim Moran Foundation for its generous commitment that will help us further our mission to serve Broward County's less fortunate," LifeNet4Families' President and CEO Russell T. Martin said. "In this economy, the need for services to at-risk families remains a top priority for our organization."

In July, LifeNet4Families was awarded four stars - the highest ranking - by Charity Navigator, which provides relevant information about an organization to help donors make smart choices. This is the third consecutive 4-star rating for the organization, indicating that LifeNet4Families adheres to good governance and other best practices.

"Only 9% of the charities we rate have received at least three consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that LifeNet4Families/Cooperative Feeding Program outperforms most other charities in America," said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger.

About LifeNet4Families

LifeNet4Families is one of Broward County's largest social service agencies that provides food, counseling, clothing, food stamps, showers, mail room and other services to individuals and families in need. Some 500-700 people receive help daily.

About The Jim Moran Foundation

Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $30 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, after school and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 -- with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC.