Hollywood Foreign Press Association Hands Out Nearly $2.4 Million in Grants

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HFPA president Lorenzo Soria and Jamie Lee Curtis

The organization, which presents the Golden Globe Awards, announced the donation at a banquet hosted by Jamie Lee Curtis.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which presents the annual Golden Globe Awards, handed out nearly $2.4 million in grants at its annual Grants Banquet, which was held tonight at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Host Jamie Lee Curtis opened the event saying, "This is my favorite party to go to. I like a party where they invite you, they feed you, and then they give away $2 million. My kind of a party." 

Multiple celebrities stepped forward to announce a series of donations to a range of non-profit, entertainment-related organizations, foundations and scholarship programs. Justin Timberlake, Hugh Grant, Gina Rodriguez and Simon Helberg were among the A-list presenters.

Warren Beatty was on hand to talk about Martin Scorsese's film restoration program and filmmaker-activist Nate Parker handed out the a prize to Sundance Institute’s Feature Film Program, which helped him make his film The Birth of a Nation.

Emma Stone presented a cash grant to the Young Musicians Foundation and talked about her time as a young stage performer saying, "It was obviously incredibly exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. And it laid this amazing foundation, that there was this incredible outlet for me to express myself at a young age and it genuinely changed my entire life."

Over the course of its history, the HFPA, currently headed by president Lorenzo Soria, has committed more than $25 million in grants, handed out more than 1,500 scholarships and restored more than 90 films. The largest grants announced this evening included $125,000 to the University of California, Los Angeles for fellowships and institutional support and another $125,000 to Film Independent at LACMA to promote cultural exchange.

The 74th annual Golden Globe Awards, with Jimmy Fallon serving as emcee, will be broadcast live by NBC from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Jan. 8.

A complete list of the 2016 HFPA grants follows:

HIGHER EDUCATION FELLOWSHIPS & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

·         California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) - $60,000

·         Cal State Fullerton - $25,500

·         Cal State Long Beach - $60,000

·         Cal State Los Angeles - $60,000

·         Cal State Northridge - $60,000

·         Columbia University - $60,000

·         Los Angeles City College - $25,000

·         Mt. San Antonio College Foundation - $10,000

·         New York University - $50,000

·         University of California, Los Angeles - $125,000 

 

HFPA SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENTS

·         American Film Institute - $20,000

·         CalArts - $12,500

·         Cal State Fullerton - $5,000

·         Cal State Long Beach - $5,000

·         Cal State Los Angeles - $2,550

·         Cal State Northridge - $5,000

·         Columbia University - $20,000

·         Los Angeles City College - $4,000

·         Loyola Marymount - $20,000

·         Mt. San Antonio College Foundation - $5,000

·         New York University - $20,000

·         UCLA - $20,000

·         University of North Carolina - $5,000

·         University of Southern California - $20,000

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORING

·         American Film Institute - $30,000

·         Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment - $15,000

·         Exceptional Minds - $25,000

·         Film Independent, Project: Involve - $60,000

·         Independent Filmmaker Project (Brooklyn, NY) - $20,000

·         International Documentary Association - $10,000

·         Motion Picture & Television Fund - $10,000

·         New Filmmakers Los Angeles - $10,000

·         SAG/AFTRA Foundation - $10,000

·         Streetlights - $10,000

·         Sundance Institute - $100,000

·         Women Make Movies - $10,000

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION

·         California State Summer School Arts Foundation - $25,000

·         Echo Park Film Center - $10,000

·         Ghetto Film School - $30,000

·         GlobalGirl Media - $10,000

·         Inner-City Arts (Downtown LA) - $30,000

·         Inner City Filmmakers (Santa Monica) - $30,000

·         LAUSD/USC Arts & Engineering Magnet - $25,000

·         Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - $25,000

·         The Music Center - $5,000

 

PRESERVE THE CULTURE & HISTORY OF FILM

·         Film Noir Foundation - $25,000

·         Outfest (UCLA LGBT project) - $35,000

·         The Film Foundation - $350,000

·         Toronto International Film Festival - $15,000

 

PROMOTE CULTURAL EXCHANGE THROUGH FILM

·         American Cinematheque - $45,000

·         Film Independent at LACMA, Bring the Noise - $125,000

·         FilmAid International - $60,000

·         Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles - $15,000

·         Library Foundation of Los Angeles - $10,000

·         Los Angeles Conservancy, Last Remaining Seats - $35,000

·         Museum of the Moving Image - $10,000

·         San Francisco Silent Film Festival - $10,000

·         University of California, Berkeley Film Archive - $20,000

·         University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Ebertfest) - $10,000

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

·         Children’s Hospital - $25,000

·         Ensemble Studio Theatre - $15,000

·         Gingold Theatre Group/Shaw Festival - $10,000

·         Lollipop Theater Network - $20,000

·         Pablove Foundation - $10,000

·         Young Musicians Foundation - $10,000

·         Young Storytellers Foundation - $10,000

 

ONE TIME GRANTS

Higher Education: Fellowships & Institutional Support

·         Cal State Fullerton - $50,000

·         Cal State Long Beach - $40,000

·         Cal State Los Angeles - $50,000

·         Mount San Antonio College - $30,000

Other Grantees

·         Los Angeles County High School for the Arts - $41,466

·         Motion Picture and Television Fund - $47,665

 

2016 GRANTS FOR NEW GRANTEES

·         Kids in the Spotlight - $10,000

·         Hollywood Heritage Museum - $10,000

 

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