Philanthropy Resource Guide

A resource guide for giving in Hollywood

A Place Called Home (APCH)                 

2830 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011  

Contact: Melissa Melina

Phone: (323) 232-7653 ext. 324

Fax: (323) 232-0139

Web site:


Description: APCH helps inner-city youth find their dreams through educational enrichment.

Select supporters: Stephanie Allain, Geoffrey Ammer, Aspect Ratio, Doug Atchison, BET, Johnny Carson Foundation, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kimberly Elise, Shannon Elizabeth, Endeavor Foundation, Giselle Fernandez, The Firm, Focus Features, Sanaa Hamri, HBO, Taraji P. Henson, Janet Jackson, Randy Jackson Regina King, L.L. Cool J, Lifetime, George and Ann Lopez, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Dawn Ostroff, Keke Palmer, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, Delores Robinson, Michelle Rodriquez, Roselyn Sanchez, Marc Shmuger and Louise Hamagami, Shout! Factory, Molly Sims, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Will Smith, TV Land, Mark Wahlberg, Warner Bros., Alfre Woodard



A Window Between Worlds                    

710 Fourth Ave., Suite 5

Venice, CA 90291

Contact: Andrea Penagos 

Phone: (310) 396-0317

Fax: (310) 396-9698           

Web site:


A Window Between Worlds uses the creative arts as a healing tool for battered women and children.

Select supporter: Entertainment Industry Foundation


Achievable Foundation   

5901 Green Valley Circle, Suite 320       

Culver City, CA 90230-6469         

Contact: Danise Lehrer     

Phone: (310) 258-4256

Fax: (310) 258-4156           

Web site:     


Description: The Achievable Foundation strives to improve the lives of disadvantaged people with developmental disabilities.

Select supporters: Kathy Bates, Roma Downey, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Fox Studios, Dustin Hoffman, Joe Mantegna, Maya Entertainment Co., Michael Nouri, Antonio Sabato Jr., Amber Tamblyn, Universal Studios


After-School All-Stars                  

9000 Sunset Blvd., Suite 1010

Los Angeles, CA 90069     

Contact: Ben Paul

Phone: (310) 275-3232

Fax: (310) 275-3230           

Web site:               


Description: After School All-Stars provides year-round after-school programs to inner-city children in 15 cities across the United States.

Select supporters: Kobe Bryant, Common, Arnold Schwarzenegger


Aid For AIDS                       

8235 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 200

West Hollywood, CA 90046          

Contact: Jeannette Bondurant

Phone: (323) 656-1107

Fax: (323) 650-4323           

Web site:      


Description: One of the oldest AIDS organizations in Southern California, AFA aims to prevent homelessness and hunger, enhance self-sufficiency and help facilitate and maintain client wellness.           

Select supporters: Jason Alexander, Khandi Alexander, Loni Anderson, Carol Channing, Melinda Clarke, Jennifer Coolidge, Marcia Cross, Michael Feinstein, Teri Garr, Kathy Griffin, Sam Harris, James Earl Jones, Angela Lansbury, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Eric McCormack, Kathy Najimy, John C. Reilly, Debbie Reynolds, Caroline Rhea, Tori Spelling, Holland Taylor, Rachel True, Bruce Villanch, Jennifer Tilly, Jo-Anne Worley


AIDS Project Los Angeles                      

The David Geffen Center

611 S. Kingsley Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90005

Contact: Gabriel McGowan           

Phone: (213) 201-1600

Fax: (213) 201-1595           

Web site:


Description: APLA provides prevention, advocacy and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County.     


Select supporters: Clear Channel Communications, DreamWorks, Fox Entertainment Group, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, HBO, ICM, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, Paramount Pictures, Showtime Networks, Universal Entertainment, Vivendi, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros.



AIDS Research Alliance  

621-A N. San Vicente Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069          

Contact: Vincent Cummings

Phone: (310) 358-2423

Fax: (310) 358-2431           

Web site:


Description: AIDS Research Alliance strives to improve the quality of life for HIV-positive individuals by developing more effective treatments for HIV/AIDS and studying vaccines to prevent the further spread of the virus.

Select supporters: Sandy and Nancy Bresler, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Richard Gere, Mark Allen Itkin, Viggo Mortensen, R.E.M., Nancy Sinatra, Sony Pictures, Video Industry AIDS Action Committee, The Walt Disney Company


Alliance for Lupus Research     

28 W. 44th St., Suite 1217 

New York, NY 10036          

Contact: Andrea Dudley

Phone: (212) 218-2840

Fax: (212) 218-2848           

Web site:


Description: The Alliance aims to prevent, treat and cure systemic lupus erythematosus by supporting scientific research.

Select supporters: Michael Douglas, James N. Gianopulos, Mary Tyler Moore, Zenia Mucha, Robert W. Pittman, Catherine Zeta-Jones


Alzheimer's Association (Los Angeles, Riverside & San Bernardino Counties Chapter)     

5900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1100

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Jean Dickinson   

Phone: (323) 938-3379

Fax: (323) 938-1036           

Web site:


Description: Supports people with Alzheimer's disease and their families, as well as supporting prevention and cure research.     

Select supporters: Wayne Brady, James Burrows, Kate Burton, Bradley

Cooper, Bryan Cranston, Olympia Dukakis, Hector Elizondo, Shelley Fabares, Jack Ford, Vivica A. Fox, Peter Gallagher, Victor Garber, Phyllis George, Leeza Gibbons, Deborah Gibson, Laurie Burrows Grad, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Ken Howard, Ricki Lake, Sharon Lawrence, Eric McCormack, Terry Moran, Kate Mulgrew, Megan Mullally, Steven Pasquale, David Hyde Pierce, Sarah Polley, Billy Porter, Ron Rifkin, Molly Sims, Jean Smart, Brent Spiner, Lea Thompson, Tracie Thoms, Dick Van Dyke


Amazon Organization      

345 N. Canon Drive           

Beverly Hills, CA 90210     

Contact: Michelle Vink       

Phone: (310) 858-7838

Fax: (310) 858-7816             

Web site:


Description: Preserves large tracts of the Amazon rainforest in their natural state in order to maintain its ecological function, biodiversity, and climatologic function and to protect the region's long-term ecological viability.

Select supporters: The Celebrity Vault, Sean Goodchild, Klaus Moeller


American Cinematheque

6712 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028        

Contact: Margot Gerber      

Phone: (323) 461-2020 ext. 115

Fax: (323) 461-9737

Web site:, publicity@americancinematheque.comDescription: American Cinematheque offers public screenings uniting filmmakers and filmgoers. It is responsible for the renovation of the Egyptian and Aero Theatres.

Select supporters: Rick Nicita, Arnold Rifkin, James G. Robinson, Henry Shields Jr., Steve Tisch


American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California       

1616 W. Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026     

Contact: Lindsay Rachelefsky

Phone: (213) 977-9500

Fax: (213) 250-3919           

Web site:


Description: The ACLU fights for fundamental civil liberties and civil rights, including free speech, fair police practices and nondiscrimination in every aspect of public life.


Select supporters: Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Peter Benedek, Mark Brazill, Barbara Corday, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ken Hertz, Barry Hirsch, Norman Lear, Camryn Manheim, Rick Nicita, David Lee Strasberg, Barbra Streisand



American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)  

120 Wall St., 13th Floor

New York, NY 10005          

Contact: Bennah Serfaty

Phone: (212) 806-1607

Fax: (212) 806-1601           

Web site:


Description: amfAR is dedicated to ending the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research.

Select supporters: Woody Allen, Clive Davis, Jane Eisner, Richard Gere, Elton John, Milla Jovovich, Liza Minnelli, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, Stanley Tucci, Harvey Weinstein, Michelle Yeoh


American Friends Service Committee 

634 S. Spring St., 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90014

Contact: Ziba Marashi

Phone: (213) 489-1900

Fax: (213) 489-1910           

Web site:


Description: Works to challenge injustice and war, bring an end to poverty and the exclusion and denial of rights.

Select supporters: Ellen Burstyn, Blythe Danner, Rufus Jones, Mimi Kennedy, Bonnie Raitt


American Heart Association                  

7272 Greenville Ave.

Dallas, TX 75231-4596

Contact: Larry Bloustein    

Phone: (800) AHA-USA1, (818) 760-8481                     

Web site:


Description:Aims to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Select supporters: Ed Asner, Joy Behar, Toni Braxton, Bill Clinton, Anderson Cooper, Jamie Lee Curtis, Patrick Dempsey, Michael Clarke Duncan, Hector Elizondo, Morgan Fairchild, Jennie Garth, Randy Jackson, Larry King, Joan Lunden, Andie MacDowell, Marie Osmond, Donny Osmond, Jane Pauley, Rachel Ray, Robin Roberts, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Seymour, Jaclyn Smith, Sharon Stone, Cecily Tyson, Vanna White, Vanessa Williams, James Woods.        


American Humane Association 

15366 Dickens St.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Contact: Karen Rosa          

Phone: (818) 501-0123

Fax: (818) 501-8725

Web site:


Description: Works to protect children and animals. The Film and TV Unit promotes the humane care of animals used in filmed media.     

Select supporters: AMTPT, SAG


American Society of Young Musicians           

3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 808

Los Angeles, CA 90010     

Contact: Brad Daly

Phone: (310) 358-8301

Fax: (310) 358-8304           

Web site:           


Description: Provides a variety of services based on the needs of struggling artists, ranging from financial assistance and shared housing referrals, to mentorships at labels, employment services and a support network of fellow artists encompassing counseling, artistic support and an alcohol and substance abuse referral component.

Select supporters: BMI, EMI


Amnesty International                  

2999 Overland Ave., Suite 111

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Contact: Bonnie Abaunza

Phone: (310) 815-0450

Fax: (310) 815-0457           

Web site:


Description: Works to free prisoners of conscience, to ensure fair and prompt trials for political prisoners, to abolish the death penalty, torture or other cruel treatment of prisoners, and to end extrajudicial executions and disappearances. 

Select supporters: Antonio Banderas, Halle Berry, Nicolas Cage, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Connelly, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Danny Glover, Salma Hayek, Dave Matthews, Phillip Noyce, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, Martin Sheen, Mira Sorvino, Julia Stiles, Patrick Stewart, Sting



Angel Harvest        

P.O. Box 27698

Los Angeles, CA 90027-0698

Contact; Helen verDuin Palit        

Phone: (323) 256-6881, (800) 227-5346

Fax: (323) 315-5184           

Web site:


Description: Picks up unused perishable food and other leftovers from events, caterers, studios, corporations, schools, churches and synagogues, delivering it immediately to nearby soup kitchens and shelters in Los Angeles.

Select supporters: The Academy Awards, Country Music Awards, DreamWorks, EMA, Fox, The Grammys, Paramount, Universal, the Walt Disney Co.


Anti-Defamation League 

10495 Santa Monica Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90025     

Contact: Maggie Howard

Phone: (310) 446-8000

Fax: (310) 470-8712           

Web site:


Description: Combats prejudice, bigotry, anti-Semitism and discrimination and promotes harmonious relations between diverse religious and ethnic groups through education, advocacy and inter-group dialogue.      

Select supporters: All major studios and networks, production companies, talent agencies, entertainment-based companies and private businesses


Arthritis Foundation, Southern California Chapter  

4311 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 530

Los Angeles, CA 90010-3775      

Contact: Sara Reeve

Phone: (323) 954-5750, (800) 954-CURE

Fax: (323) 954-5790           

Web site:           


Description: Provides free literature, exercise classes, self-help courses, support groups and physician referrals for those with arthritis and more than 100 other related diseases.

Select supporters: William Friedkin, Kathy Ireland, Sally Struthers, Nancy Travis, Aida Turturro, Jane Wyman


Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund                    

Contact: Ellen Fontana

710 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600

Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Phone: (310) 393-5331

Fax: (310) 395-5774           

Web site:                   


Description: Raises funds toward children's causes worldwide and works toward preventing child abuse and ensuring basic, quality education with UNICEF’s “All Children in School” program.

Select supporters: Audrey Hepburn CARE Centers at: Hackensack University Medical Center (NJ), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital New Orleans


Autism Speaks       

2 Park Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10016          

Contact: Dana Marnane

Phone: (212) 252-8584

Fax: (212) 252-8676           

Web site:           


Description:Autism Speaks has a goal to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders.

Select supporters: Jason Alexander, Marc Blucas, Gary Cole, Richard Cox, Tom Colicchio, Keith David, James Denton, Gary Dourdan, Minnie Driver, Todd English, Don Felder, Scott Foley, Bruce Greenwood, Sam Harris, Jane Kaczmarek, Matt Lauer, Dermot Mulroney, Catherine O’Hara, Elizabeth Perkins, Donald J. Pliner, Monica Potter, Mark Ruffalo, Richard Schiff, Jason Schwartzman, Dougray Scott, Amanda Seyfried, Talia Shire, Bradley Whitford


Barbara Sinatra Children's Center for Abused Children    

39000 Bob Hope Dr.

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact: Susan Reynolds

Phone: (760) 773-1627

Fax: (760) 876-8666           

Web site:            


Description: Counsels sexually, physically and emotionally abused children, regardless of a family's ability to pay for services. Seeks to prevent and break the generational cycle of abuse.  

Select supporters: Tony Bennett, Tony Danza, Kirk Douglas, Dennis Farina, Joe Mantegna, Joe Torre, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Wagner



Bogart Pediatric Cancer Research Program 

5900 Wilshire Blvd., 26th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Richard Bondroff

Phone: (323) 330-0520

Fax: (323) 330-0514           

Web site:      


Description: Dedicated to funding clinical hands-on research for the treatment and cure for cancer, leukemia and AIDS, giving more and more children a chance for life.        

Select supporters: Les Bider, Ronnie Dashev, Neil Diamond, Toby Emmerich, Whoopi Goldberg, Randy Jackson, Jay Landers, Sherry Lansing, Queen Latifah, Rob Light, Jay Marciano, Jonathan McHugh, Rick Shoemaker, Britney Spears, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor


Breathe California of Los Angeles County (Breathe LA)    

5858 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Enrique Chiock

Phone: (323) 935-8050

Fax: (323) 935-1873           

Web site:


Description: Promotes lung health and the prevention of lung disease through education, advocacy and research in Los Angeles County.

Select supporters: Ed Begley Jr., Shirley Temple Black, Carol Burnett, CBS Entertainment, Shannon Doherty, Linda Gray, Louis Gossett Jr., Ron Howard, Chris Lemmon, Dawnn Lewis, Mary Tyler Moore, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Primitive Entertainment, Will Smith, Kevin Sorbo, Univision, Dick Van Dyke


Cable Positive        

1775 Broadway, Suite 433

New York, NY 10019          

Contact: Max Johnson       

Phone: (212) 459-1502

Fax: (212) 459-1631           

Web site:


Description: Mobilizes the talents, resources, access and influence of the cable and telecommunications industry to raise HIV/AIDS awareness.

Select supporters: Stuart Benson, Dan Brenner, Ruth Browne, Jim Coltharp, Larry Dunn, Billy Farina, Erica Goldman, Ray Gutierrez, Bonnie Hathaway, Steve Houck, Paul Jacobson, Peter Low, Dennis Mangers, Byron Marchant, Patty McCaskill, Melissa Montuori, Chris Moseley, Tonia O'Connor, Scott Perlmutter, Rob Stoddard, Meredith Wagner, Craig Watson, Italia Commisso Weinand, David Wicks


California Community Foundation       

445 S. Figueroa St., Suite 3400

Los Angeles, CA 90071     

Contact: Gerlie Collado

Phone: (213) 413-4130

Fax: (213) 383-2046           

Web site:


Description: Annually grants over $100 million as investments in the future of local communities.

Select supporters: Jim Abrahams, Barbara Bosson, Nicholas Scott Cannon, Jamie Foxx, Annette Funicello, Angelina Jolie, Ed O’Neill, Gene Reynolds, Jay and Linda Sandrich, David Spade, Noah Wyle


California State Summer School for the Arts (InnerSpark)

1875 Century Park East, Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90067     

Contact: Joan Newberg

Phone: (310) 277-7072

Fax: (310) 277-7074           

Web site:       


Description: Provides a pre-professional residential training program for talented high school students in the visual, performing and literary arts, film and animation who are aspiring to careers in the arts and entertainment industries.

Select supporters: California Arts Search Program: The Cimarron Group, Mcgarrybowen, Paramount Pictures Programs: Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, “Herb Alpert Scholarships for Emerging Young Artists,” The Herb Alpert Foundation, The Walt Disney Company CSSSA Scholarship Funds: Bloom Hergott Diemer, CBS Television, Creative Artists Agency Foundation, The Herb Alpert Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes), Motion Picture Corporation of America, Pixar Animation Studios, The Schiff Company, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. Endowment Program: The Jamie and Steve Tisch Foundation, The Walter Lantz Foundation In-Kind Contributors: Apple, Inc., Baker & Hostetler, LLP, Creative Artists Agency, Morris, Yorn, Barnes & Levine, Paramount Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Remo Inc., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., USC School of Cinema and Television, Yamaha Corporation of America


Camp Laurel           

75 S. Grand Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 

Contact: Margot Anderson

Phone: (626) 683-0800, Fax: (626) 683-0890    

Web site:


Description: Year-round camp and membership programs that teach children and youth (6-21) living with HIV and AIDS to believe in themselves and understand that each one of them has the ability to make his or her life as full and rich as the next child, regardless of their illness.               

Select supporters:David Arquette, Tai Babalonia, CBS Studios, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Entertainment Industries Foundation, Randy Gardner, Rudy Galindo, Lauren Graham, L.A. Center Studios, Mary McCormack, Raleigh Studios, Sony Pictures, Britney Spears, Kerri Strug, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros.



Camp Ronald McDonald For Good Times     

1954 Cotner Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90025     

Contact: Laurie Dubchansky        

Phone: (310) 268-8488

Fax:(310) 473-3338

Web site:          


Description: Provides a cost-free sleep-away camp for children with cancer and their families.             

Select supporters: 20th Century Fox, The CW, Fox-Walden, Dustin Hoffman, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros.


Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters        

1530 James M. Wood Blvd., 2nd floor

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Contact: Ken Martinet

Phone:  (800) 463-4066, (213) 251-9800 ext. 201

Fax: (213) 251-9855           

Web site:


Description: Helps young people through enriching and rewarding relationships between trained mentors and youth of all faiths and backgrounds.

Select supporters: CBS Television - "The Price is Right," Stan Chambers, Vin Di Bona, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Jackie Flynn, Patricia Heaton, Reginald Vel Johnson, Greg Kinnear, Tawney Little, Rob Moran, Steve Paskay, Ray Romano, Michel Stern, Oliver Stone, Lynn Swann


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center     

8700 Beverly Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact: Janet Keller

Phone: (323) 866-6875

Fax: (310) 423-8244           

Web site:


Description: Provides patient care, research and community services while seeking donations to support its efforts.                  

Select supporters: Tom Arnold, Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Fran Drescher, Mary Hart, Ruta Lee, Monty Hall, Megan Mullally, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne, Debbie Reynolds, John Salley, Raven Simone, Steven Spielberg, Michelle Trachenberg, Denzel & Paulette Washington, WMA


Chambon Foundation                 

8033 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90046-2471

Contact: Pierre Sauvage   

Phone: (323) 650-1774 ext. 4

Fax:(323) 654-4689

Web site:


Description: This educational foundation and archive is committed to documentary exploration of the Nazi era, with an emphasis on the necessary lessons of hope intertwined with the Holocaust's unavoidable lessons of despair.  

Select supporters: Ruth Gruber, Dennis Prager, Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Elie Wiesel


Childhelp, Inc.        

15757 N. 78th St.

Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Contact: Heather DeFrancesco   

Phone: (480) 922-8212

Fax: (480) 922-7061           

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect.

Select supporters: Leeza Gibbons, Kathie Lee Gifford, Merv Griffin, Mary Hart, Cheryl Ladd, Martina McBride, Collin Raye, Jane Seymour, Efram Zimbalist Jr.


Children Affected by AIDS Foundation

6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 280

Los Angeles, CA 90045     

Contact: Cathy Brown

Phone: (310) 258-0850

Fax: (310) 258-0851           

Web site:


Description: Provides social, educational, recreational and other critical support programs to vulnerable children impacted by HIV/AIDS in the U.S. and other countries.       

Select supporters: CBS, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melina Kanakaredes, Marlee Matlin, Nickelodeon, Doris Roberts, Ray Romano, Universal, The Walt Disney Company, Where’s Lunch



Children Now         

1212 Broadway, 5th Floor

Oakland, CA 94612

Contact: Ronald Pineda

Phone: (510) 763-2444

Fax: (510) 763-1974           

Web site:


Description: This nonpartisan research and advocacy organization works to raise children’s well-being to the top of the national policy agenda.

Select supporters: Neal Baer, Allan K. Jonas, Craig A. Parsons, Michael Tollin


Children's Action Network         

10951 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 330
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Contact: Nicole Cadena                

Phone: (310) 470-9599

Fax: (310) 474-9665           

Web site:      


Description: CAN uses the power of the entertainment community to increase awareness about children’s issues and to make them a top priority in everyday life.    

Select supporters: Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Robert A. Daly, Lezlie and Mark Johnson, Diane Meehan and Gary Goldberg; Nancy Daly Riordan, Lorraine and Sid Sheinberg, Stacey and Henry Winkler


Children’s Alopecia Project

P.O. Box 6036

Wyomissing, PA 19610

Contacts: Jeff Woytovich, Betsy Woytovich       

Phone: (610) 468-1011

Fax: (302) 372-1818           

Web site:


Description: Devoted to children living with the incurable autoimmune hair loss disease, Alopecia Areata.

Select supporters: Margaret H. Baker, Kermit Cintron, Amy Gibson, Art Harris, Kristy Kowal, Gail Porter, Georgia Van Cuylanberg, Staciana Stitts-Winfield.


Children's Burn Foundation                  

5000 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 450

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Contact: Marilyn W. de Leo

Phone: (818) 907-2822

Fax: (818) 501-4005           

Web site:


Description: Provides treatment and psycho-social services for children who have been severely burned and burn prevention and fire safety programs for children, families, caregivers and emergency providers.           

Select supporters: David Arquette, Tom Bosley, CAA, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Tony Danza, Sam Elliott, Chris O’Donnell, Charles Pratt Jr.


Children’s Defense Fund

1625 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 701

Los Angeles, CA 90015     

Contact: Evan Holland

Phone: (213) 355-8787

Fax: (213) 355-8795           

Web site:,


Description: This non-profit child advocacy organization has worked for 35 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.

Select supporters: CAA Foundation, Dr. Phil Foundation, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros.; Board members include Ruth-Ann Huvane, Katie McGrath, Laura Wasserman, and Actresses Jurnee Smollett and Reese Witherspoon


Children’s Diabetes Foundation                       

777 Grant St., Suite 302

Denver, CO 80203

Contact: Christine Lerner  

Phone: (800) 695-2873 , (303)-863-1200

Fax: (303) 863-1122           

Web site:


Description: Funds programs of healthcare and research at the Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes in Denver, where more than 5,000 children and young adults come from all over the world to receive the finest care available for type 1 diabetes.    

Select supporters: CAA, CBS, The Fox Group, Guess, Inc., ICM, Mercedes-Benz, MGM, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., William Morris Agency



Children’s Tumor Foundation               

8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 516

Los Angeles, CA 90045-3616      

Contact: Kelly McGowan

Phone: (310) 216-9570, (888) 314-6633

Fax: (310) 216-7789           

Web site:         


Description: Dedicated to ending Neurofibromatosis through research.                 

Select supporters: Steve Auer, Rick Jaffa, Shinbone Prods., Michael Silver, Sunset-Gower Studios


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles          

4650 Sunset Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90027     

Contact: Ken Wildes          

Phone: (323) 660-2450

Fax: (323) 664-6917           

Web site:


Description: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is acknowledged throughout the United States and around the world for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health.

Select supporters: Among the members of the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Board of Trustees are Giselle Fernandez-Farrand, Mary Hart, Arnold J. Kleiner, Alex Meneses, Ron Preissman, Cheryl Saban, Paul Schaeffer, Joyce Bogart Trabulus


City of Hope           

1500 E. Duarte Road

Duarte, CA 91010   

Contact: Roya Alt

Phone: (800) 826-HOPE (4673)               

Web site:


Description: City of Hope is a research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.        

Select supporters: AEG Live, Clear Channel Communications, EMI Records Group, Jonas Bros., Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Josh Turner, Carrie Underwood, Universal Music Group, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Music Group


City of Hope Development Center                    

1055 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact: Britta Bucholz

Phone: (213) 202-5735

Fax: (213) 241-7207           

Web site:


Description: City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and education institution, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases, guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy and supported by a national foundation of humanitarian philanthropy.

Select supporters: Dell, Disney Music Group, EMI, MTV Networks, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Pictures, Ticketmaster, Universal Music Group, and many others.


Clothes Off Our Back Foundation        

10 Universal City Plaza, 20th Floor

Universal City, CA 91608

Michel Schneider   

Phone: (818) 753-2404

Fax: (818) 753-2414           

Web site:    


Description: Hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire.  Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. 

Select supporters: Clay Aiken, Jessica Alba, Halle Berry, David Boreanaz, Kristin Chenoweth, Chivas USA, Conde Nast, E! Network, Ellen DeGeneres, Minnie Driver, Edie Falco, Jennifer Garner, Getty Images, Mariska Hargitay, Neil Patrick Harris, Cheryl Hines, Julianne Hough, Kentucky Derby, Heidi Klum, L.A. Times, Little Black Dress Wines, Julia-Louis Dreyfus, Julianne Moore, Danica Patrick, Red Carpet Award Show Events, Ryan Seacrest, Kyra Sedgwick, Molly Sims, Meryl Streep, Swarovski, Alison Sweeney, Charlize Theron, Time Inc., Kate Walsh, Forest Whitaker, casts of “Desperate Housewives,” “Lost,” “Heroes,” Ugly Betty,” "The Office."


Coalition for Clean Air                  

811 W. 7th St., Suite 1100 

Los Angeles, CA 90017     

Contact: Liz Ernst or Cori Traub

Phone: (213) 630-1192, (916) 498-1560, Fax: (213) 630-1158

Web site:


Description: For more than 35 years, the non-profit Coalition for Clean Air has been committed to restoring clean, healthy air to California.

Select supporters: Buzz Aldrin, Ed Begley Jr., Jayni Chase, Christopher Cross, Blythe Danner, Ted Danson, Disney Corporation, James Garner, Don Henley, Alan Horn, Jane Kaczmarek, Norman Lear, Lisa Rawlins, Lindsay Wagner, Warner Bros. Corp., Bradley Whitford



Comic Relief           

6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1559

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact: Mike Miller

Phone: (323) 655-1511, Fax: (323) 482-1095    

Web site:


Description: Creates live TV shows and special events that unite the comedy community behind some of society’s most relevant causes and pressing needs. Thus far, Comic Relief has distributed more than $50 million.  

Select supporters: Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams and the entire comedy community


Communities in Schools

277 S. Washington St., Suite 210

Alexandria, VA 22314

Contact: Debbie Veney Robinson           

Phone: (800) CIS-4KIDS, (703) 519-8999,

Fax: (703) 519-7213           

Web site:

Description: CIS champions the connection of needed community resources with schools to help young people learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

Select supporters:J.J. Abrams, Herb Alpert, Wally Amos, Burt Bacharach, Michael Bolton, Jerry Breslauer, Jenna Elfman, Lance Freed, Mark Gill, Dan Glickman, Alicia Keys, Patti LaBelle, Rob Light, Richard Lovett, Russ Meyer, Jerry Moss, Richard Plepler, Lionel Richie, Russell Simmons


Community Partners                    

1000 N. Alameda, Suite 240

Los Angeles, CA 90012     

Contact: Adrian Brooks Collins

Phone: (213) 346-3200

Fax: (213) 808-1009           

Web site:


Description: Provides a range of services to assist individuals, organizations and institutions in effectively addressing the complex social, economic and policy issues facing the Southern California region.

Select supporters:City Ballet of Los Angeles, Triumverate Pi


Covenant House California        

1325 N. Western Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90027     

Contact: Brandy McCoy

Phone: (323) 461-3131

Fax: (323) 461-6491           

Web site:


Description: Provides street outreach, emergency shelter, transitional housing, health services, employment assistance and a variety of other supportive services to homeless and at-risk youth.        

Select supporters: Gilbert Arenas, Tom Arnold, Ed Begley Jr., Beau & Wendy Bridges, Collin & Elizabeth Callender, Sway Calloway, Pam Dawber, Oscar De La Hoya, Deluxe Laboratories, Vin Diesel, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Dean & Shannon Factor, Whoopi Goldberg, Scott & Tracie Hamilton, Keyshawn Johnson, Charlie Kauffman, Larry King, Lisa Leslie, Delroy Lindo, Tobey Maguire, Bill Maher, MGM, Brittany Murphy, Sharon Osbourne, Paramount Pictures, Scott Paterson, Keanu Reeves, Susan Sarandon, William & Liz Shatner, Martin Sheen, Terry Thoren, Steve Tyrell, Universal Studios, Valerie Van Galder, The Walt Disney Studios, Robert Wuhl


Create Now!

2007 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 818

Los Angeles, CA 90057

Contact: Jill Gurr     

Phone: (213) 484-8500

Fax: (213) 484-8555           

Web site:


Description: Provides creative arts mentoring, resources and opportunities to thousands of the most troubled children and youth in Southern California who have been abused, orphaned, left homeless, or are foster kids, teen parents, gang members or incarcerated.            

Select supporters: Cirque du Soleil, Def Leppard, Michael Lington, Paramount Studios Paint Department Debra Skelton, Warner Bros. Encore!, Writers Guild of America Foundation


Cystic Fibrosis Foundation        

2150 Towne Centre Pl., Suite 120           

Anaheim, CA 92806           

Contacts: Helen Johnson, Gary W. Green

Phone: (714) 842-1578, (714) 938-1393

Fax: (714) 938-1462           

Web site:       


Description: Funds research and patient care for people afflicted with cystic fibrosis.                 

Select supporters: The Disney Company, Inside 12x12, Krikorian Premiere Theatres, New Line Cinema Corp., Sony Pictures Entertainment, Transfilm, Universal, Warner Bros. Home Video, WEA,


Daniel Pearl Foundation 

2365 Westwood Blvd., Suite 21

Los Angeles, CA 90064

Contact: Christina Wilson 

Phone: (310) 441-1400

Fax: (310) 441-1404

Web site:


Description: Works domestically and internationally to promote cross-cultural understanding, combat cultural and religious hatred, encourage responsible and creative journalism, and to enrich people’s lives through music

Select supporters: Christiane Amanpour, The Barbra Streisand Foundation, Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, La Fondation André Lévy, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, The Los Angeles Times, Itzhak Perlman, R.E.M., The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, The Skirball Foundation, Arthur Sulzberger, The Wall Street Journal



Deaf West Theatre Company     

5112 Lankershim Blvd.

North Hollywood, CA 91601         

Contact: Kim Garfield         

Phone: (818) 762-2998

Fax: (818) 762-2981           

Web site:


Description:  Presents productions in American Sign Language and simultaneous spoken English. Also provides educational outreach workshops for deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families, summer conservatory for actors and ASL storytelling. 

Select supporters: Deanne Bray, Gordon Davidson, Phyllis Frelich, Rocco Landesman, John Lithgow, Camryn Manheim, Richard Masur, Marlee Matlin, Mark Medoff, Joseph and Carolyn Sargent, Bradley Whitford


Dedication and Everlasting Love to Animals (D.E.L.T.A. Rescue)           

P.O. Box 9

Glendale, CA 91209           

Contact: Nancy Wedlock   

Phone: (661) 269-4010

Fax: (661) 269-5049           

Web site:


Description: The largest no-kill, care-for-life sanctuary in the world, home to more than 1,500 rescued dogs and cats who were abandoned in the wilderness.         

Select supporters: Ed Asner, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Charles Bronson, Kari Clark, Robert Davi, Donna Douglas, Richard Dreyfuss, Anthony Hopkins, Richard Karn, Yolanda Kopell, John Lithgow, Rue McClanahan, Johanna McCloy, Pam McMahon, Glenn Morshower, George Putnam, Dee Wallace-Stone, Betty White


Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières)       

333 Seventh Avenue, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001-5004           

Contact: Jason Cone

Phone: (212) 679-6800

Fax: (212) 679-7016           

Web site:


Description: Sends volunteer doctors, nurses and non-medical staff to provide humanitarian medical assistance to victims of war, natural disasters and epidemics.          

Select supporters: Bob Bookman, Marsha Williams


The Dream Foundation               

1528 Chapala St., Suite 304

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 

Contact: Stephanie Mullen

Phone: (805) 564-2131

Fax: (805) 564-7002                       

Web site:

Description: Grants wishes to adults who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and have a life expectancy of less than a year.  The only adult wish-granting organization in the United States.         

Select supporters: Jolie Fisher, Brad Garrett, Kim Kardashian, Kenny Loggins, Kevin Nealon, Peter Noone, Priscilla Presley, Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen


Drumming for Your Life Institute          

2132 Montana Ave., Suite B

Santa Monica, CA 90403  

Contact: Steven Angel       

Phone: (310) 453-2348

Fax: (310) 453-2344           

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to using the power of rhythm to help children and youth develop the emotional, academic and social skills they need to succeed in school and in life.                   

Select supporters: Bob Badami, Julian Bratolyubov, Justin Burnett, Vella M. Cameron, John Densmore, Gavin Greenaway, P.J. Hanke, Marylata and Daniel Jacob, Alan Meyerson, John Powell, Bonnie Raitt, Timothy Roder, Peter Rotter, Geoff Zanelli.


Earth 911                 

14646 N. Kierland Blvd., Suite 100

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Contact: Jennifer Berry      

Phone: (480) 889-2650

Fax: (480) 889-2660           

Web site:                  


Description: Provides a free environmental resource with information about local facilities to help individuals with recycling and environmental efforts in their communities.            

Select supporters: Mario Andretti, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Gordon Clapp, Ted Danson, John Force, Kenny Loggins, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Wendie Malick Bernardo Osuna, Luke Perry



Earth Communications Office (ECO)               

16815 Victory Blvd., Suite 226

Van Nuys, CA   91406       

Contact: Lance Webster

Phone: (818) 787-9550                  

Web site:


Description:Uses the power of communication to improve the global environment.

Select supporters: Kevin Bacon, Orlando Bloom, Pierce Brosnan, Peter Coyote, Cindy Crawford, Linda Hunt, Joshua Jackson, Susan Sarandon, Kyra Sedgwick, Patrick Stewart


Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation 

11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 1050

Los Angeles, CA 90025

Contact: Darin Dusan

Phone: (310) 314-1459

Fax: (310) 314-1469           

Web site:                       


Description:  Raises money to fund medical research for pediatric AIDS.   

Select supporters: Debbie and Jim Burrows, CAA, CBS, Fox Entertainment Group, Lionsgate Entertainment, Lucasfilm Ltd., Mark Burnett Productions, MTV, NBC, Paramount Pictures, Radar Pictures, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, William Morris Agency


Elton John AIDS Foundation                 

75 Ninth Avenue

New York, NY 10011          

Contact: Scott Campbell

Phone: (212) 430-1211

Fax: (212) 63-9127 

Web site:


Description: Funds AIDS prevention education and patient-care services worldwide.     

Select supporters: Audi, Bath and Body Works/The Limited Inc., Chopard, Delta Airlines, M.A.C., Miramax, VH-1, The Walt Disney Corporation, Wells-Fargo


Entertainment Industries Council                     

3000 W. Alameda Ave., Administration Building           , Suite 225

Burbank, CA 91523

Contact: Larry Deutchman

Phone: (818) 333-5001

Fax: (818) 333-5005           

Web site:       


Description: To bring the power and influence of the entertainment industry to raise health issues.    

Select supporters: Dick Askin, John Badham, Thora Birch, Erika Christensen, Penelpoe Cruz, Barbara Eden, Donald Faison, Sally Field, Leeza Gibbons, Casey Kasem, Christine Lahti, Michele Lee, Peter Liguori, Parker Posey, Melissa Rivers, Peter Roth, Katey Sagal, Martin Sheen, Tony Viniciquerra


Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (EIF’s NCCRA)                       

1201 West 5th St., Suite T-700

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Contact: Barbara Ann Belarmino

Phone: (213) 240-3900

Fax: (213) 481-3100           

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to the eradication of colon, breast and ovarian cancer by promoting education, fundraising, research and early medical screening for the disease.

Select supporters: Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Heidi Klum, Dennis Quaid, Ray Romano, Carmen Marc Valvo


Environmental Media Association        

10780 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 210

Los Angeles, CA 90025     

Contact: Patie Maloney     

Phone: (310) 446-6244

Fax: (310) 446-6255           

Web site:


Description: Works directly with the entertainment industry to promote environmental content in film and television.     

Select supporters: Ed Begley, Keely & Pierce Brosnan, Blythe Danner, Julie Darmody, Lisa & Dean Devlin, Frances Fisher, Dave Flemming, Eve & Bill Gerber, Paul Haggis, Jena & Michael King, Wendie Malick, Cristin & Kevin Reilly, Carla & Michael Shamberg, Susan & Jon Shienberg, Amy Smart, Larry Winokur



Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF) 

8909 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 222

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Contact: Andrea Pett          

Phone: (310) 854-0957                  

Web site:


Description:Dedicated to helping medical scientists learn more about EB, its causes, the development of successful treatments, and, ultimately its cure.

Select supporters: Jennifer Aniston, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, CAA Courteney Cox & David Arquette, Catherine Keener, James Marsden, Brad Pitt


Famous Fone Friends     

9101 Sawyer St.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Contact: Linda Stone         

Phone: (310) 204-5683

Fax: (310) 204-5683           

Web site:


Description: Organization where celebrities call hospitalized children throughout the country to lift their spirits. Calls are made throughout the year to more than 300 participating hospitals.       

Select supporters: Corbin Bleu, Nancy Cartwright, John Cena, Jimm Cummings, Miley Cyrus, Tom Kenney, Jeff Kinney, Jay Leno, Jannette McCurdy, Ben Roethlisberger, Robin Williams


Farm Sanctuary                 

P.O. Box 150

Watkins Glen, NY 14891   

Contact: Tricia Berry

Phone: (607) 583-2225

Fax: (607) 583-2041           

Web site:


Description:  Rescues abandoned and abused farm animals.          

Select supporters: Casey Affleck, Kim Basinger, Thora Birch, James Cromwell, Daryl Hannah, Peter Max, Mary Tyler Moore, Kevin Nealon, Doris Roberts, Alicia Silverstone, Debra Wilson, Noah Wyle


Film Independent (FIND) 

9911 W. Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Contact: Folayo Lafaki                   

Phone: (310) 432-1221, Fax: (310) 432-1203    

Web site:       


Description: Champions independent film and supports artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision.        

Select supporters: Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Entertainment Weekly, Independent Film Channel, In Style, Intel, Los Angeles Times, Netflix, Pop Secret


FilmAid International

24 W. 23rd St., 4th Floor

New York, NY 10010          

Contact: Steve Mendelson

Phone: (212) 529-1088, Fax: (212) 529-1084    

Web site:


Description: Screens films at refugee camps in Kenya and Ethiopia. 

Select supporters: Danny Glover


FINCA International (The Foundation for International Community Assistance)        

1101 14th St. NW, 11th Floor

Washington, DC 20005     

Contact: Diane Jones, Public Relations Manager       

Phone: (202) 682-1510

Fax: (202) 682-1535           

Web site:


Description: Provides financial services to low-income entrepreneurs internationally so that they can create jobs and improve their standard of living. Select supporters: AIG, GE Capital Global Banking, Visa



For the Arts             

1649 16th St.           

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Linda Gross

Phone: (310) 396-4557, Fax: (310) 396-4557    

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to supporting and enhancing quality education for all students in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District.

Select supporters: Entertainment Industry Foundation, Intel, Panavision, The Recording Academy, Yahoo!


Frank Nelson Memorial Sick and Benefit Fund of AFTRA             

5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Olga Perez           

Phone: (323) 634-8104

Fax: (323) 634-8107           

Web site:


Description: Provides emergency financial aid and other resources to qualified AFTRA members in western U.S. faced with injury, illness, prolonged unemployment or other emergencies.            

Select supporters: AFTRA members, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Theatre Authority West


Free Arts for Abused Children

12095 W. Washington Blvd., Suite 104

Los Angeles, CA 90066     

Contact: Stephanie Abrams

Phone: (310) 313-4ART (4278)

Fax: (310) 313-5575           

Web site:           


Description: Uses art as therapy for abused and neglected children.

Select supporters: Warner Bros.


Friends of the Family                   

15350 Sherman Way, Suite 140

Van Nuys, CA 91406

Contact: Brenda Hillhouse           

Phone: (818) 988-4430

Fax: (818) 988-4633           

Web site:


Description: Fosters strong, self-sufficient families and resilient children by providing effective mental health and human development programs in the greater Los Angeles area.

Select supporter: Melissa Joan Hart


Friends of the Observatory                    

2800 East Observatory Road

Los Angeles, CA 90027-0310

Contact: Melissa Devor

Phone: (213) 473-0879

Fax: (213) 473-0819           

Web site:


Description: Supports the Griffith Observatory

Select supporters: Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, Leonard and Susan Bay Nimoy


Fulfillment Fund

6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 600

Los Angeles, CA 90048     

Contact: Kari Roberts,

Phone: (323) 900-8761

Fax: (323) 525-3095           

Web site:         


Description:The Fulfillment Fund is a college access organization.

Select supporters: Creative Artists Agency, Fox/Newscorp, Revolution Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios/Imagine, The Walt Disney Company, William Morris Agency



Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation             

5455 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1500

Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Nick Adams          

Phone: (323) 933-2240

Fax: (323) 933-2241           

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of people and events in the media as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.    

Select supporters:Bravo, Bunim-Murray Productions, CBS Corporation, Comedy Central, Court TV, Disney/ABC Television Group, HBO, Lifetime Networks, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Scripps Network, Sundance Channel, Showtime, Time Warner, Warner Bros./Reprise Records, The Weinstein Company


Got Theater? Project        

7885 W. Flamingo Rd., Suite 2023

Las Vegas, NV 89147        

Contact: Jason Dinant

Phone: (702) 275-2428                  

Web site:              


Description: Theater company produces entertainment for charity.  

Select supporters: Corey Blake, Carole Montgomery


Habitat for Humanity

17700 S. Figueroa Street

Gardena, CA 90248

Contact: Alison Treleaven

Phone: (310) 323-4663

Fax: (310) 323-0789           

Web site:


Description: Builds homes for underserved but deserving members of the community.

Select supporters: John Abraham, Patricia Arquette, Elgin Baylor, Jon Bon Jovi, Julie Bowen, Ryan Braun, Garth Brooks, Michael Cera, Baron Davis, Kristin Davis, Mike Dunleavy, A.C. Green, Seth Green, Green Day, Paige Hemmis, Dustin Hoffman, Quincy Jones, Greg Kinnear, Talib Kweli, Linkin Park, Constance Marie, Ricky Martin, John Mayer, Barry Pepper, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Doug Savant, William Shatner, Maria Shriver, Switchfoot, Third Day, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Glynn Turman, Blair Underwood, Bradley Whitford, Robin Williams, Chandra Wilson and Trisha Yearwood.


Haven House         

Sheila Halfon

P.O. Box 50007                   

Pasadena, CA 91115         

Phone: (626) 564-8880, (323) 681-2626 (hotline)        

Fax: (626) 564-9348

Web site:,


Description: Provides various programs to battered women and their children. It is also the first shelter of its kind in the United States.                     

Select supporters: Kim Basinger, Kevin Costner, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Brad Garrett, Erin Gray, Jane Kaczmarek, Christine Lahti, Jay Leno, Howie Mandel, Ali McGraw, Leonard Nimoy, Rob Reiner, Bob Saget, Courtney Thorne-Smith


Heal the Bay           

1444 9th St.              

Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Contact: Matthew King      

Phone: (310) 451-1500      

Fax: (310) 496-1902

Web site:


Description: Dedicated to making Santa Monica Bay and Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life.          

Select supporters: Dorothy Green, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Smart


Healthy Child Healthy World

12300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 410   

Los Angeles, CA 90025     

Contact: Christopher Gavigan      

Phone: (310) 820-2030      

Fax: (310) 820-2070

Web site:


Description: Nonprofit organization that raises public awareness on how chemicals affect children's health and development

Select supporters: Gerald Brelauser, Amy Brenneman, Erin Brockovich, Nancy and James Chuda, Laura Dern, Anna Getty, Dr. Harvey Karp, Michael and Jena King, Tobey Maguire, Olivia Newton-John, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooke Shields, Meryl Streep



Heart of Los Angeles Youth (HOLA)

2701 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 100      

Los Angeles, CA 90057     

Contact: Tony Brown         

Phone: (213) 389-1148      

Fax: (213) 389-1085           

Web site:


Description: A nonprofit youth center serving kids 6-18 in education, fine arts and athletics. 

Founder: Mitchel D. Moore

Select supporters: Jessica Biel, Fox Sports en español, Los Angeles Lakers, Carl Reiner


Hollygrove, an EMQ Children and Family Services Agency          

815 N. El Centro Ave.                    

Los Angeles, CA 90038     

Contact: Martine Singer

Phone: (323) 463-2119      

Fax: (323) 463-9291

Web site:      


Helps children, strengthens families and builds community and advocates for systems change to ensure that families thrive. 

Select supporters: Mrs. Dan G. Stephens and Mrs. Frank A. Gibson           


Hollywood Arts Council  

P.O. Box 931056                 

Hollywood, CA 90093-1056          

Contact: Nyla Arslanian    

Phone: (323) 462-2355      

Fax: (323) 465-9240           

Web site:


Description: With its mission to promote, nurture and support the arts in Hollywood, HAC works for the betterment of the community through the arts.

Select supporters: Oscar P. Arslanian, Randall Baumberger,             Judy Doherty, Joan McCarthy, George Pennacchio, Maureen Schultz


Hollywood Entertainment Museum      

1140 N. Citrus Ave.            

Los Angeles, CA 90038     

Contact: Stephanie Surabian       

Phone: (323) 465-7900      

Fax: (323) 469-9576           

Web site:            


Description: Promotes the empowering spirit, history and diversity of Los Angeles and honors its achievements and innovation, and continues the movement to integrate education and culture through exhibits and programs that nurture the creative arts.

Select supporters: Jack Haley Jr. , Sherry Lansing, Earl Lestz, and David Roberti


Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity    

15464 Ventura Blvd.                      

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403-3002  

Contact: Danielle Lemmon

Phone: (818) 503-2154      

Fax: (818) 907-0819           



Description: Unites influential players in Hollywood with Habitat for Humanity to build homes.            

Select Supporters: ABC, CAA, Disney, EIF, Endeavor, Fox, HBO, Paramount Pictures, People Magazine, Rogers & Cowan, Shady Acres, Sony, UTA, Universal Studios, Randall Wallace, Warner Bros., Wheelhouse Entertainment, William Morris Agency


House Ear Institute           

2100 W. Third St.                

Los Angeles, CA 90057     

Contact: Kirsten Holguin

Phone: (213) 483-4431      

Fax: (213) 483-8789           



Description: Research institute for hearing loss, ear and balance disorders. The institute's Children's CARE Center provides care for deaf and hard-of-hearing children.

Select supporters: Ahmanson Foundation, Nanette Fabray, David Foster, David and Larraine Gerber, Florence Henderson, Dolores Hope, Howard P. House, M.D., MIX Foundation, SHURE, Inc., Skirball Foundation



Human Rights Watch       

11500 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 441

Los Angeles, CA 90064     

Contact: Camille Joseph, Coordinator, Outreach & Development

Phone: (310) 477-5540      

Fax: (310) 477-4622           



Description: Defends and protects human rights through investigations, promoting awareness, and advocacy.

Select supporters:    Bob Bernstein, Bob Daly, Barry Diller, Mike Farrell, Dennis Haysbert, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Jeri Laber, Norman Lear, Barry Meyer, Ron Meyer, Aryeh Neier, Skip Paul, Victoria Riskin, Orville Schell, Terry Semel, Sid Sheinberg, Casey Wasserman, Noah Wyle


In Defense of Animals      

3010 Kerner Blvd.

San Rafael, CA 94901       

Contact: Sarah Lux

Phone: (415) 448-0048      

Fax: (415) 454-1031           



Description: Committed to advocacy, rescue and protection of animals.     

Founder: Elliot M. Katz, D.V.M.    


Inner-City Arts        

Garmen Shiu

720 Kohler St.                      

Los Angeles, CA 90021     

Contact: Garmen Shiu

Phone: (213) 627-9621      

Fax: (213) 627-6469           



Description: Professional artists teach students in visual arts, dance, drama, music, ceramics and animation in a real studio environment. Inner-City Arts has served 150,000 of the city’s most at-risk children at no cost to the students.

Select Supporters: Bob Bates, Endeavour Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Carla Gugino, Patricia Heaton, Irwin Jaeger, Lisa Kudrow, LMNO Productions, Sara Ramirez, Philip and Monica Rosenthal, Variety


Inner-City Filmmakers      

3000 W. Olympic Blvd. Building 3, Suite 2413  

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Stephania Lipner, (310) 739-1469       

Phone: (310) 264-3992      

Fax: (310) 264-3981           



Description: Provides education, career development, and job placement services for diverse low-income and minority youth who have a desire to build careers in the entertainment industry.     

Select supporters: Stephania Lipner, Fred Heinrich


InsideOUT Writers/Alethos Foundation          

1171 S. Robertson Blvd. Suite 134         

Los Angeles, CA 90035     

Contact: Renee Herman, Executive Assistant  

Phone: (310) 858-1245      

Fax: (310) 858-1219           



Description: Creative writing program for at-risk and incarcerated youth aimed at discouraging violence while providing a structured teaching and mentoring program led by professional journalists.  

Founders: Sr. Janet Harris and Karen Hunt

Select supporters: Steven Bochco, Scott Budnick, Antwone Fisher, David Gale, Jamie Gertz, Gigi Levangle Grazer, Susan Koch, Todd Phillips, Greg Silverman, Michael Sugar, Jeff Werner


IsraFest Foundation         

6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1240   

Los Angeles, CA 90048     

Contact: Jennifer Nerad-Sultan

Phone: (323) 966-4166      

Fax: (323) 658-6346           



Description: Aims to enrich the American vision of Israeli life and culture and create an intercultural exchange through film.

Founder: Meir Fenigstein  

Select Supporters: The Hollywood Reporter, Time Warner, and many others



James Redford Institute for Transplant Awareness (JRI)  

10573 W. Pico Blvd., Suite 214    

Los Angeles, CA 90064     

Contact: Annie Aft, Jamie Redford (310) 441-4906

Phone: (310) 559-6325      

Fax: (310) 559-6370           



Description: Dedicated to educating the public, youth in particular, about the need for organ and tissue donation through film, educational outreach materials and the Web.          

Select supporters: Britt Allcroft, Neal Baer, Tom Brokaw, Sandy Climan, James Denton, Jake Eberts, Fredi Edwards, Reg Gipson, Mariska Hargitay, Katherine Heigl, Chris Meledandri, Ryan Merriman, Tim McGraw, James Redford, Robert Redford, Dr. Byers Shaw, Barry Tyerman, Phil Vassar


Jewish Community Foundation

6505 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 1200    

Los Angeles, CA 90048     

Contact: Lewis Groner

Phone: (323) 761-8700      

Fax: (323) 761-8729           



Description: Founded in 1954 by the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation manages charitable giving in order to maximize its effect on the community. 

Select supporters: Mitch Kaplan, Doug Mankoff, Ben Reder


Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFS)

6505 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 500      

Los Angeles, CA 90048     

Contact: Remy Glick           

Phone: (323) 761-8800      

Fax: (323) 761-8801           



Description: Jewish Family Service offers family services for people in need. Provides care and support for the homeless, the hungry, the elderly and the abused, as well as counseling for families and individuals in crisis, regardless of age, ethnicity or religion.  

Select supporters: Marc Graboff, Howard Kurtzman, Rick Kurtzman, David Lonner, Debby Barak Milgrom


John Wayne Cancer Institute                

2200 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 131

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Garrett Durand

Phone: (310) 315-6111      

Fax: (310) 315-6195           



Description: Cancer research institute. 

Select supporters: Joyce Green, Donald L. Morton, the family of John Wayne.


Junior League of Los Angeles  

630 N. Larchmont Blvd.                 

Los Angeles, CA 90004     

Contact: Minna Taylor

Phone: (323) 957-4280      

Fax: (323) 957-2072           



Description: Comprised of more than 1,300 trained women volunteers, the Junior League sponsors projects and programs focused in the areas of health and education for women and children. 

Select supporters: Mrs. Harold Braly (Henriette Janss), Michael Eisner, Mrs. Victor Jacomini (Katharine Thomas), Jim Henson Studios, Sherry Lansing, Sony Studios, Warner Chappell Music


L.A. SHARES          

3224 Riverside Dr.              

Los Angeles, CA 90027     

Contact: Bert Ball, Executive Director

Phone: (213) 485-1097                  



Description: Collects donations of reusable goods and materials from local businesses and redistributes them to nonprofit agencies and schools. 

Select Supporters: Abrams Artists Agency, CAA, Carsey-Werner, Endeavor, ICM, MGM Studios, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Turner Broadcasting, Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros., The William Morris Agency



L.A. Works   

570 W. Avenue 26, Suite 400       

Los Angeles, CA 90065     

Contact: Mark Meinhardt,  

Phone: (323) 224-6510      

Fax: (323) 224-6518           



Description: Provides volunteers for other volunteer organizations.

Select supporters: Donna Bojarsky, CAA, Jim Carrey, Comcast, Richard Dreyfuss, DreamWorks, E! Entertainment, Bob L. Johnson, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Spyglass Entertainment, Barbra Streisand, Turner Broadcasting, Universal Pictures, Viacom, Warner Bros.


Liberty Hill Foundation    

2121 Cloverfield Blvd., Suite 113

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Barbara Osborn, (310) 453-3611 x118

Phone: (310) 453-3611      

Fax: (310) 453-7806           



Description: Funds organizations working for social justice and social change in Los Angeles County.           

Select supporters: J.J. Abrams, Laurie McDonald, Walter Parkes, Sarah Pillsbury, Mary Steenburgen, Alfre Woodard, Steve Zaillian


Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles      

202 West 1st St.                  

Los Angeles, CA 90012     

Contact: Nikki McAndrew, Manager, Operations & Special Projects 

Phone: (213) 237-6643      

Fax: (213) 237-6499           



Description: Works with a coalition of literacy providers, provides volunteers and advocates for literacy.

Select supporters: Arenas Entertainment, David E. Kelley Productions, Endeavor, HBO, KTLA, Lifetime Television, Mohawk Productions, Olive Bridge Entertainment, Showtime, Time Warner, United Talent Agency, Warner Bros.


Los Angeles Free Clinic  

8405 Beverly Blvd.              

Los Angeles, CA 90048     

Contact: Chuck Sawyer

Phone: (323) 330-1670      

Fax: (323) 658-5072           



Description: Founded in 1967, the clinic offers free professional medical, dental, health and human services to men, women and children of all ages at three sites in Los Angeles.    

Select supporters: Lenny Somberg         


Los Angeles Regional Foodbank         

1734 E. 41st St.                   

Los Angeles, CA 90058     

Contact: Darren Hoffman, (323) 234-3030 x134           

Phone: (323) 234-3030      

Fax: (323) 234-0943                       


Description: Collects surplus food from all sectors of the food industry for redistribution to 1,000 local charities throughout L.A. County.

Select supporters: Tony Collier, Hilton Hotels, KCAL-TV, KLSX-FM, KNBC-TV, Louis and Harold Price Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, Rose Hills Memorial Foundation, Trader Joe’s Co.


Love Our Children USA   

220 E. 57th St., 9th Floor, Suite G           

New York, NY 10022-2820           

Contact: Ross Ellis, founder/CEO           

Phone: (888) 347-KIDS     

Fax: (212) 753-1989           



Description: Dedicated to creating safety and positive change for children by breaking the cycle of abuse. 

Select supporters:  Tom Arnold, Mario Batali, Tom Bergeron, Ashlie Brillault, Martha Byrne, Melissa Etheridge, Jo Frost, Alex Kingston, Demi Lovato, Mandy Moore, Brittany Snow, Alan Thicke, Blair Underwood              



Lupus LA     

9220 W. Sunset Blvd.                    

Los Angeles, CA 90069     

Contact: Linda David

Phone: (310) 657 5667      

Fax: (310) 860-9966           



Description: Promotes lupus research, awareness, and education and serves the needs of those with lupus.

Select supporters: Paula Abdul, Julie Benz, Bernie & Carrie Brillstein, Howie “D” Dorought, Melissa Joan Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Wayne Newton, Sharon Stone, Daniel Wallace, M.D.


Madison’s Foundation     

P.O. Box 241956                 

Los Angeles, CA 90024     

Contact: Angela Guzman  

Phone: (310) 264-0826      

Fax: (310) 264-4766           



Description: Dedicated to helping doctors and parents with children who have rare diseases through research, education and support.            

Select supporters: Tom Hanks, Matthew Lillard, Marcy Smith, John Stamos, Charlize Theron, Rita Wilson


Make-a-Wish Foundation of Greater Los Angeles   

1875 Century Park East, Suite 950         

Los Angeles, CA 90067     

Contact: Shelley Ginsburg;, (310) 788-9474

Phone: (310) 788-9474, ext. 109  

Fax: (310) 785-9474           



Description: Fufills wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich their experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1983, the chapter has granted over 5,200 wishes.      

Select supporters: Kelli Seely, President and CEO      


March of Dimes      

3699 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 520, Los Angeles, CA 90010         

Contact: Debbie Martin, (213) 637-5041 

Phone: (213) 637-5050      

Fax: (213) 637-5055           



Description: Oldest nonprofit in the US, the March of Dimeshelps with premature births and infant mortality issues.      

Founder: President Franklin Delano Roosevelt           

Select supporters: Tom Bergeron, Kelly Clarkson, Diane Farr, Angie Harmon, Melissa Joan Hart, Cheryl Hines, Lauren Holly, Kevin James, Kellie Martin, Nancy O’Dell, Holly Robinson Peete, Jaime Pressly, Tori Spelling, Thalia, Vanessa Williams


Much Love Animals Rescue                  

P.O. Box 341721                 

Los Angeles, CA 90034-1721      

Phone: (310) 636-9115      

Fax: (310) 234-5310           



Description: Saves animals from euthanasia at animal shelters       

Select supporters: Nikki Ferraro, Ruthanne Secunda, Niki Wior


Multicultural Motion Picture Association        

3250 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 808      

Los Angeles, CA 90010     

Contact: Jarvee Hutcherson         

Phone: (310) 358-8300      

Fax: (310) 358-8304           



Description: Promotes diversity in the arts, especially in television. 

Select supporters: Bravo Networks, The Coca Cola Co., Comedy Central, E! Network, Fox Broadcasting, Fuji Film, The Hollywood Reporter, NBC Universal, Scripts Networks



Museum of the Moving Image    

35 Avenue at 36th St., Astoria, NY 11106          

Contact: Tomoko Kawamoto,  

Phone: (718) 784-4520      

Fax: (718) 784-4681                       


Description: Museum that promotes public understanding and appreciation of art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media.

Founder: Rochelle Slovin,

Select supporters: DreamWorks, ESPN, Fox Filmed Entertainment, NBC Universal, New Line Cinema, Paramount, Screen Actors Guild, Showtime Networks, Sony, Time Warner, Viacom



3030 Olympic Blvd.             

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Christina Cassidy;

Phone: (310) 392-3777      

Fax: (310) 392-2187           



Description: Assists those in the music business in financial, medical and personal emergencies. 

Select supporters: The Grammys, Try Fanjoy, Sugarland                   


MusiCares/MAP Fund

817 Vine St.  Suite 219      

Hollywood, CA 90038        

Contact: Harold Owens

Phone: (323) 993-3197      

Fax: (323) 993-3198                       


Description: Makes it possible for members of the music industry to receive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, regardless of their financial circumstances.         

Select supporters: Buddy Arnold, Carole Fields, RIAA



My Friend's Place  

5850 Hollywood Blvd.

Hollywood, CA 90028        

Contact: Shawn D. Ingram, Executive Director (x109)

Phone: (323) 908-0011      

Fax: (323) 468-1243           



Description: Offers food, clothing, and health and education services to homeless youth. 

Select supporters: Steve LePore, Craig Schultz           


National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF)           

14 Mitchell Blvd.                  

San Rafael, CA 94903       

Contact: Lisa Butler

Phone: (415) 472-3780      

Fax: (415) 472-5343           



Description: Encourages and funds medical research for better treatment and ultimate cure; provides support and resources for those with the condition; and raises public consciousness of the disease.             

Select supporters: Barry Corbin, Ryan McPartlin, Charlie Villanueva


National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF)        

870 Market St., Suite 1113

San Francisco, CA 94102 

Contact: David Wells          

Phone: (415) 392-7291      

Fax: (415) 392-7293           



Description:  Aims to preserve America's film heritage.           

Select supporters: Academy Foundation, Charles Benton, Leonard Maltin, Roger Mayer, Annette Melville, John Prak, Cecilia DeMille Presley, Robert Rehme, Martin Scorsese, Fred Thompson, Paula Wagner, Alfre Woodard



National Multiple Sclerosis Society (Southern CA Chapter)         

2440 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Suite 115         

Los Angeles, CA 90064     

Contact: Marni Deckter, x115       

Phone: 1-800-FIGHT-MS; (310) 479-4456         

Fax: (310) 479-4436           

Website: or      


Description: Dedicated to achieving a world free of multiple sclerosis. Funds more MS research, provides more services to people with MS, offers more professional education and furthers more advocacy efforts than any other MS organization in the world.               

Select supporters: 20th Century Fox, Deluxe Labs, New Wave Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Regal Entertainment Group, Revolution Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment


Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

1314 Second St.                 

Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Contact: Coretta Anderson:       

Phone: (310) 434-2300      

Fax: (310) 434-2399           


Description: Uses law, science and the support of 1.2 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. Has helped to craft and pass environmental statutes including the California Global Warming Solutions Act.

Aims to curb global warming and use of oil; save endangered wild places; revive the world’s oceans; phase out the most toxic chemicals; and accelerate the greening of China.

Founder: John H. Adams, Founding Director   

Select supporters: Sarah Addington, Dayna and Steven Bochco, Laurie David, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ariel Emanuel, Viveca and Will Ferrell, Cindy and Alan Horn, Jena and Michael King, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Peter Morton, Robert Redford, Elizabeth and Jim Wiatt.



1351 Third St., Suite 301   

Santa Monica, CA 90401  

Contact: Dana DuBose, Director of Southern CA        

Phone: (310) 899-3026      

Fax: (310) 899-3027           




Select supporters: Keith Addis, Pierce Brosnan and Keely Shaye Smith, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Diane Lane, The Streisand Foundation


OPCC (Ocean Park Community Center)

1453 16th St.                       

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Donna Miller (x235), Associate Development, 

Phone: (310) 264-6646      

Fax: (310) 264-6647           




Select supporters: Rosario Dawson, Vivica A. Fox, Greg Germann, Seth Green, Jennifer Love-Hewitt, Wendie Malick, Julianna Margulies, Kathryn Morris, Kate Mulgrew, Lisa Rinna, Victor Rivers, Nigel Sinclair, Allison Sweeney, Chandra Wilson


Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services     

6957 N. Figueroa St.                      

Los Angeles, CA 90042     

Contact: Silvio John Orlando

Phone: (323) 443-3175      

Fax: (323) 443-3264           



Description: Provides culturally sensitive treatment, specialized education and support services for abused, family impaired and at-risk youths.                  

Select supporters: Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon, Tracy Bingham, Steven Bochco, Mindy Burbano, Bill Clark, Oscar De la Hoya, Giselle Fernandez, George Foreman, L.A. Dodgers, Kate Linder Corey Maggette, David Milch, Esai Morales, Edward James Olmos, Michaela Pereira, Raquel Welch



1546 Argyle Ave.                 

Hollywood, CA 90028        

Contact: Pamela Magette, Executive Director,

Phone: (323) 464-7297      

Fax: (323) 464-0511           



Description: Helps people living with life-threatening illnesses by providing assistance in the care of their animals--pet food and supplies, veterinary care and pet foster homes--while clients are in the hospital.                    

Select supporters: Jeff Bridges, Ellen DeGeneres, Wendie Malick, Mike Meyers, Megan Mullally, Elizabeth Taylor, Lily Tomlin



Peace Through Parenting          

12025 1/2 Ventura Blvd.                

Studio City, CA. 91604      

Contact: Jan Hunt:, Eliza Simons:      

Phone: (818) 769-3899, (818) 769-5099,

Fax: (818) 227-0804



Description: Provides information on child development and parenting. 

Select supporters: Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts, Keaton Simons, Morgan Simons


Penny Lane

15305 Rayen St.                 

North Hills, CA 91343        

Contact: Julia Robinson Shimizu

Phone: (818) 332-8260; (818) 892-3423

Fax: (818) 892-3574           



Description: Provides residential treatment, foster care, adoption services, schooling, mental health services, and transitional housing for foster youth. 

Founder: Ivelise Markovits

Select supporters: Rosanna Arquette, Simon Baker, Enrico Colantoni, Benicio del Toro, Elliott Gould, Dylan McDermott, Danica McKeller, Shanna Moakler, Edward James Olmos, Alan Rosenberg, Forest Whitaker


People for the American Way Foundation     

100 North Crescent Dr., Suite 113           

Beverly Hills, CA 90210     

Contact: Valerie Israel        

Phone: (310) 385-4181      

Fax: (310) 385-4188           



Description: Provides information for policymakers, scholars and activists nationwide. Engages in legal action to protect the rights and liberties of American citizens. Committed to countering the forces of social discord and fragmentation with an affirmation of “the American Way:” respect for diversity; freedom of thought, expression and religion; equal justice; and a sense of community.

Select supporters: Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, George Clooney, The Dixie Chicks, Norman Lear, George Lopez, Edward Norton, Sharon Stone, Kathleen Turner


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)           

1536 16th St NW                 

Washington DC, 20036     

Contact: Colleen O’Brien, Director of Communications; Marissa Angeletti:

Phone: (202) 483-7382      

Fax: (202) 540-2206           



Description: The largest animal rights organization in the world, PETA promotes the welfare of animals, particularly on factory farms, in laboratories, in the clothing trade, and in the entertainment industry. 

Founder: Ingrid E. Newkirk           

Select supporters: Bryan Adams, Casey Affleck, Emily Deschanel, Joan Jett, Sir Paul McCartney, Shanna Moakler, Alicia Silverstone, Joss Stone, Forest Whitaker


Phoenix Houses of California    

11600 Eldridge Ave.                       

Lake View Terrace, CA 91342      

Contact: Stephanie Horsley, (818) 896-1211 x4027    

Phone: (818) 686-3028      

Fax: (818) 896-3701           



Description: Helps thousands of young men and women to overcome the problems associated with substance abuse and to lead healthy, productive and rewarding lives.       

Select supporters: Mitchell S. Rosenthal, M.D. 


Planet Hope

4335 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 413  

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Contact: Lea Yardum, Perception PR     

Phone: (818) 461-9120      

Fax: (818) 981-1421           



Description: Offers innovative programs to transition families from homelessness to self-sufficiency through filed trips, hot meals, holiday meals and gifts, and an annual summer camp.     

Select supporters: Tom & Shelby Arnold, David Arquette and Courteney Cox-Arquette, Ed Begley Jr., Thora Birch, Quincy Jones, Jack Nicholson, Matthew St. Patrick, Kelly and Sharon Stone, Noah & Trace Wyle, Catherine Zeta-Jones



Planned Parenthood Federation of America

434 West 33rd St.                

New York, NY 10001          

Contact: Caren Spruch, Director of the Office of Special Projects    

Phone: (212) 261-4631; (800) 230-PLAN           

Fax: (212) 765-4711           



Description: Reproductive health and rights organization, dedicated to ensuring that every woman is healthy and safe, every child wanted and loved.

Select supporters: Margaret Sanger        


POWER UP (Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching UP)  

419 N. Larchmont Blvd., Suite 283          

Los Angeles, CA 90004     

Contact: Angela Hartman, (310) 246-9388        

Phone: (323) 463-3154      

Fax: (323) 467-6249           



Description: Endeavors to make films that challenge perception. Four years as an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and winner of over 75 national and international awards. Educational organization.

Select supporters: Stacy Codikow, Kodak, Logo, Showtime, Universal Studios


Project ALS 

900 Broadway, Suite 901  

New York, NY 10003          

Contact: Andrea Brown

Phone: (212) 420-7382      

Fax: (212) 420-7387           



Description: Raises awareness and funds toward treatments and a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease).           

Select supporters: William Baldwin, Jenifer Estess, Meredith Estess, Valerie Estess, Brad Grey, Julianne Hoffenberg, Richard Kind, Julianna Margulies, Ben Stiller


Project Angel Food           

922 Vine St.             

Los Angeles, CA 90038     

Contact: Margaret Steele; CEO

Phone: (323) 845-1800      

Fax: (323) 845-1818           



Description: Prepares and delivers more than 1,300 free, nutritious meals daily to men, women and children disabled by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses.

Select supporters: Selma Blair, CAA, David Geffen, The Gersh Agency, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Hanks, Anjelica Huston, Kathy Kinney, Eric McCormack, Paramount, Pauley Perrette, Doris Roberts, Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor, UTA, Warner Bros., Marianne Williamson


Project New Hope 

1004 Echo Park Ave.                     

Los Angeles, CA 90026     

Contact: Kim Anderson,    

Phone: (213) 250-9481      

Fax: (213) 250-9531                       


Description: Provides permanent affordable housing and employment training to individuals with HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles. 

Select supporters: Leeza Gibbons, Larry King, Judith Light, Eric and Janet McCormack, Jack H. Plimpton, Sidney Poitier, Priscilla Presley, Suzanne Somers, Jean Stapleton



1408 Thousand Oaks Blvd                       

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362          

Contact: David Miller, Mark Barker          

Phone: (805) 495-9709; (805) 497-8617

Fax: (805) 497-8609           



Description: Engages youth in filmmaking to spread awareness about health and safety.         

Select supporters: Mark Barker, CAA, City of Thousand Oaks, Countrywide, DW Drums, Farmers Insurance, Fast Carrier Pictures, Guitar Center, KTLA, Merex Inc., David Miller, Oxygen Network, Roaring Mouse Entertainment, State Farm Insurance, THQ, Tribune Entertainment



Roots of Peace      

1299 Fourth St., Suite 200

San Rafael, CA 94901       

Contact: Heidi Kuhn, founder/CEO        

Phone: (415) 455-8008      

Fax: (415) 455-9086           



Description: Dedicated to eradicating landmines worldwide and rehabilitating the land to make it productive once more.       

Select supporters: Mary Apick, Diane Baker, Judy Collins, Jeffrey Skoll


Rosie’s For All Kids Foundation           

P.O. Box 1001                     

New York, NY 10108          

Contact: AJ Pietrantone, Chief Operating Officer         

Phone: (212) 703-7388      

Fax: (212) 703-7381           



Description: Fosters emotional and cognitive development of children in need with childcare centers in low-income neighborhoods throughout the United States. 

Select supporters: HBO, ICM, Miramax, MTV, Nickelodeon, Rosie O’Donnell, Paramount Pictures, Sony Music Entertainment, Telepictures Productions., Universal Pictures, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Books, Warner Bros.


RP International     

P.O. BOX 900

Woodland Hills, CA 91365

Contact: Helen Harris;   

Phone: (800) FIGHT-RP; (818) 992-0631           

Fax: (818) 992-4049           



Description: Raises money to fight Retinitis Pigmentosa (blindness), spreads awareness about the disease, and counsels victims. 

Supporters: Alec Baldwin, George H. W. Bush, James Cameron, Bill Cosby, Tom Cruise, Matt Damon, Mel Gibson, Helen Harris, Charlton Heston, Kathleen Kennedy, Michael Mann, George Lucas, Vin and Sandra Scully, Stevie Wonder


Rx Laughter, Inc.   

P.O. Box 143            

Cambria, CA 93428

Contact: Sherry Dunay Hilber, Founder and Executive Directior/CEO,         

Phone: (805) 927-4197      

Fax: (805) 927-4219           



Description: Creates projects that examine the health benefits of entertainment in alleviating the trauma of physical and emotional problems. 

Select Supporters: Madelyn Pugh Davis, Goldie Hawn, Kevin James, Ray Romano, John Wells, Gene Wilder            


Santa Monica Baykeeper

P.O. Box 10096                   

Marina del Rey, CA 90295

Contact: Tom Ford, Executive Director   

Phone: (310) 305-9645      

Fax: (310) 305-7985           



Description: Dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Santa Monica Bay, San Pedro Bay and adjacent coastal waters.    

Select supporters: James Brolin & Barbra Streisand, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Environment Now, David Foster, Robert F. Kennedy Jr.Gil Segel, Terry Tamminen, Linda Thompson-Foster, Frank G. Wells


Save Our Selves    

4773 Hollywood Blvd.                    

Los Angeles, CA 90027     

Contact: James Christopher, (323) 666-4295,        

Phone: (323) 666-4295      

Fax: (323) 666-4271           



Description: Founded in 1985 as an alternative to AA, this self-help group for recovering alcoholics and addicts is also known as Secular Organizations for Sobriety.            

Select supporters: Jim Christopher, CAS, DAPA, Robert Forster Veronica Redd, Julia Sweeney



Save the Whales    

1192 Waring St.                  

Seaside, CA 93955

Contact: Maris Sidenstecker         

Phone: (800) WHALE-65; (831) 899-9957         

Fax: (831) 394-5555           



Description: Focuses on educating children and adults about marine mammals, their environment and their preservation. Save the Whales has educated over 275,000 students with hands-on school outreach programs.

Select supporters: Eva Longoria, Hayden Panettiere, Isabel Lucas


Screen Actors Guild Foundation          

5757 Wilshire Blvd.            

Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600      

Contact: Nurit Siegel, Director of Strategic Planning and Marketing

Phone: (323) 549-6711      

Fax: (323) 549-6710           



Description: Invests in programs that benefit actors’ careers and communities.    

Founder: Philip Sterling

Select supporters: The Candy & Aaron Spelling Foundation, Elliott Gould, Paramount Pictures, People Magazine, Alan Rosenberg



Society of Singers

15456 Ventura Blvd., Suite 304   

Sherman Oaks, CA 9403  

Contact: Judy Varley, Director of Operations

Phone: (818) 995-7100      

Fax: (818) 995-7466           



Description: Provides assistance to professional singers worldwide who are experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency or other extenuating circumstances, and supports the future of aspiring singers with vocal arts scholarships.      

Select supporters: Gloria Estefan, Quincy Jones, K.D. Lang, Ginny Mancini, Barry Manilow


spcaLA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals LA)     

5026 W. Jefferson Blvd.                

Los Angeles, CA 90016     

Contact: Ana Bustilloz, Public Information Officer Ext: 252    

Phone: (323) 730-5300, (888) SPCA-LA1          

Fax: (323) 730-5333           

Website: www.spcaLA.COM         


Description: Independent, non-profit animal welfare organization serving Southern California since 1877. Services include cruelty investigation, humane education and a variety of shelter services.      

Select supporters: Jason Alexander, Henry Bergh, Bill Brochtrup, Matt Czuchry Ellen DeGeneres, Lisa Edelstein, Jenna Fischer, Dann Florek, Daryl Hannah, Joe Mantenga, Constance Marie, Mark McGrath, Craig T. Nelson, Nancy O’Dell, LeAnn Rimes, Ray Romano, Molly Sims, Ben Stein


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital           

501 St. Jude Place             

Memphis, TN 38105           

Contact: Alicia H. Matthews, Field Director of Communications: (901) 578-2338;

Phone: (901) 578-2000, (800) 822-6344

Fax: (901) 578-2803           



Description:   Funds research and treatment of pediatric diseases while providing care for patients of the hospital. 

Founder: Danny Thomas  

Select supporters: Tim Allen, Jennifer Aniston, Antonio Banderas, Jim Carrey, Cindy Crawford, Penelope Cruz, Ellen DeGeneres, Calista Flockhart, Whoopi Goldberg, Selena Gomez, Ashton Kutcher, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Matthew McConaughey, Tim Mc Graw, Ashlee Simpson, Martha Stewart, Sharon Stone, John Travolta, Liv Tyler, Robin Williams


Starlight Children's Foundation

5757 Wilshire Blvd  Suite M-100 

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Donna DeDario, Senior Communications Manager: (323) 556-3322;        

Phone: (310) 479-1212      

Fax: (310) 479-1235           



Description: Helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. 

Select supporters: Criss Angel, Patricia Arquette, Tom Bergeron, Corbin Bleu, Christie Brinkley, Amanda Bynes, Drew Carey, Glenn Close, Cindy Crawford, Jamie Lee Curtis, Minnie Driver, Carmen Electra, Dakota Fanning, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Whoopi Goldberg, Jeff Goldblum, Cuba Gooding Jr., Kelsey Grammar, Sammi Hanratty, Teri Hatcher, Randy Jackson, Dwayne ""The Rock"" Johnson, Kathleen Kennedy, Dave Koz, Lisa Kudrow, Queen Latifah, Tea Leoni, Peyton and Spencer List, Robin and Dr. Phil McGraw, Maria Menounos, Jay Mohr, Esai Morales, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Shaquille O'Neal, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kay Panabaker, Kelly Ripa, Joan Rivers, Glenn Ross, Bob Saget, Diane Sawyer, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, William Shatner, Brittany Snow, Marc Sommers, Steven Spielberg, John Stamos, Kiefer Sutherland, Mena Suvari, Mr. T, Dave Thomas, Ashley Tisdale, Michael Vartan, Meredith Viera, Aria Wallace, Devon Werkheiser



Step Up Women's Network -- Los Angeles    

510 South Hewitt Street , Suite 111        

Los Angeles, CA 90013     

Contact: Alissa Zito, Director, Marketing & Communications, 310.880.9049

Phone: (213) 382-8012      

Fax: (213) 559.0595           



Description: Promotes opportunities for women through teen empowerment programs for underserved girls, women’s health education and advocacy, professional mentorship, and social networking opportunities.           

Select supporters: Jessica Alba, Marcia Cross, Vogue Magazine     



650 N. Bronson Ave., Suite B108

Hollywood, CA 90004        

Contact: Adele B. Wilson;

Phone: (323) 960-4540      

Fax: (323) 960-4546           



Description: Offers mentoring and job training and placement within the entertainment industry for members of economically or socially disadvantaged minorities. 

Select supporters: ABC 7, The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AT&T, Crossroads Films, Endeavor Foundation, HBO, Paramount Pictures, Paul Newman, Proctor & Gamble, Dorothy Thompson, TNT, Toyota, Universal Studios, Walt Disney Company, Workplace Hollywood


Stroke Association of Southern California    

2001 S. Barrington Ave., Suite 308         

Los Angeles, CA 90025     

Contact: Devin Wallace     

Phone: (310) 575-1699      

Fax: (310) 575-1696           



Description: Promotes healthy lifestyles and stroke services, including advocacy, prevention, and recovery for victims. 

Supporters: Entertainment Industry Foundation, Bonnie Franklin, Barry Kemp, Norman Lear


Tag the World Charity      

11264 Sunshine Terrace              

Studio City, CA 91604       

Contact: Hannah Cornett, Public relations

Phone: (310) 614-1212      

Fax: (310) 614-1000           



Description: Raises awareness and funds for world causes while creating a fashionable and personal way to support charities. 

Select supporters: Robert Parks-Valletta


Teach for America

606 S. Olive Street   Suite 300

Los Angeles, CA 90014     

Contact: Krupa Desai, Senior Managing Director, Development      

Phone: (213) 489-9383

Fax: (213) 489-9272 x6037                       



Description: Dedicated to eliminating educational inequity by recruiting outstanding recent college graduates of all academic majors to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and to become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity.       

Select supporters: Borden Decurion, Endeavor, Lionsgate, Media Consulting, Wendy Kopp, MTV Networks, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures Entertainment



The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation 

5220 Lankershim Blvd.                  

North Hollywood, CA 91601-3109           

Phone: (818) 754-2800      

Fax: (818) 761-2827           

Contact: Teri Clark, Executive Director   


E-mail: clark@emmys .org             

Description: Through education programs and an archive of American television, preserves the history of television and fosters growth in the industry. 

Select supporters: The Emmys     



The Actors’ Fund of America     

5757 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 400      

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Ina Clark, Senior Director of Development & Communications:           

Phone: (323) 933-9244      

Fax: (323) 933-7615           



Description: Provides programs and services for professionals in the performing arts who are in need, crisis or transition. 

Select supporters: Actors' Equity, AFTRA, P.T. Barnum, Edwin Booth, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Joseph Jefferson, Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund, MusiCares Foundation, Screen Actors Guild - IACF, Shubert Organizationm Lester Wallack


The American Film Institute       

2021 N. Western Ave.                    

Los Angeles, CA 90027     

Contact: Alison Deknatel, Director of Communications; Josh Porro, Assistant, Communications         

Phone: (323) 856-7600      

Fax: (323) 957-1420           



Description: Provides leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.

Select supporters: Jon Avnet, Mark Canton, John F. Cooke, Robert Daly, Tom Pollock, Howard Stringer


The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation      

Las Vegas, NV 89169        

3960 Howard Hughes Pkwy., Suite 750 

Contact: Cisco Aguilar, Communications Director (702) 227-5700;

Phone: (702) 227-5700      

Fax: (702) 866-2928           



Description: Dedicated to transforming U.S. public education through educational and enrichment opportunities for underserved youth. 

Select supporters: Andre Agassi, David Foster, Elton John, Dennis Miller, Robin Williams


The Boys and Girls Club of Hollywood          

850 N. Cahuenga Blvd.                 

Hollywood, CA 90038        

Contact: Stephen Napolitano (323) 464-7326, x104;

Phone: (323) 467-2007, x107       

Fax: (323) 464-7310           



Description: Provides after-school enrichment activities for youth ages 6-17.

Select supporters: KTLA-5



The Film Foundation        

110 W. 57th Street, 6thfloor

New York, NY 10022

7920 Sunset Blvd., 6th Floor        

Los Angeles, CA 90046     

Contact: Jessica Bursi (323) 436-5060;

Phone: (212) 258-0860; (323) 436-5060

Fax: (212) 258-0863; (323) 436-5061      


Description: Advocates and supports the preservation of American cinematic heritage. 

Select supporters: Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Sydney Pollack, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg


The Giving Back Fund     

6033 W. Century Blvd., Suite 350

Los Angeles, CA 90045     

Contact: Melanie Warady, 

Phone: (310) 649-5222      

Fax: (310) 649-5070           



Description: Promotes effective philanthropy within the entertainment and sports industries, with an emphasis on minority groups. 

Select supporters: Marc Pollick    



The GRAMMY Foundation

3030 Olympic Blvd.             

Santa Monica, CA 90404  

Contact: Christina Cassidy;

Phone: (310) 392-3777      

Fax: (310) 392-2188           



Description: Promotes the understanding, appreciation and advancement of recorded music in American culture. 

Select supporters: Gary Arnold, Gary Borman, Tim Bucher, Geoff Cottrill, Robert Aubry Davis, Garth Fundis, Jimmy Jam, George Jones, Bea Perez, Neil Portnow, The Recording Academy®, Rusty Rueff, Steve Schnur



The HollyRod Foundation          

9250 Wilshire Blvd.Suite LL15    

Beverly Hills, CA 90212     

Contact: Lynne Bennett    

Phone: (310) 385-1590      

Fax: (310) 385-1599           



Description: Dedicated to providing mental, physical and emotional support to victims of Parkinson’s disease and other debilitating diseases. 

Select supporters: Wallis Annenberg, Ron Burkle, Bernadette and “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Nicole and Eddie Murphy, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete      


The Humane Society of the United States (Hollywood office)      

5551 Balboa Blvd.              

Encino, CA 91316  

Contact: Sue Blackmore;      

Phone: (818) 501-2275      

Fax: (818) 501-2226           



Description: Raises consciousness of animal issues with the help of Hollywood media.  Promotes legislation and investigation of causes relating to animals’ welfare. 

Select supporters: Nigel Barker, Sid Caesar, James Cromwell, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, Richard Donner, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Maher, Wendie Malick, Sheila Nevins, Portia de Rossi, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ben Stein, Michael Vartan, Persia White, Gretchen Wyler


The International Myeloma Foundation          

12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206    

North Hollywood, CA 91607         

Contact: Suzanne Battaglia (x227)         

Phone: (818) 487-7455; (800) 452-CURE          

Fax: (818) 487-7454           



Description: Funds research and educational programs while spreading awareness of the disease. 

Select supporters: Band from TV (Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bonnie Somerville, etc.), Geraldine Ferraro, Robin Leach, Michael McKean


The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus      

83 Riverside Dr.

New York, NY 10024          

Contact: Jo-Ann Geffen: (818) 905-5511,           

Phone: (212) 873-9300      

Fax: (212) 579-4320           



Description: Provides programs that encourage students to play and write music, record, and produce video projects using high-quality equipment. 

Select supporters: Black Eyed Peas, Clive Davis, Lamont Dozier, Don Felder, Fergie, Macy Gray, Wyclef Jean, John Legend, Yoko Ono Lennon, Kevin Lyman, Tim McGraw, Brian Rothschild, David Sonenberg, Bob Weir


The Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation       

7257 Beverly Blvd.   Suite 218      

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Bobby Xydis, Special Projects West Coast Office,

Phone: (323) 634-0581      

Fax: (305) 571-9506           



Description: Provides information, empowerment and support for caregivers and those recently diagnosed with memory disorders. 

Select supporters: Laila Ali, Julie Andrews, Jessica Biel, Michael Buble, Brooke Burns, Jose Canseco, Cindy Crawford, Fran Drescher, Hilary Duff,  Joey Fatone, David Foster, Melissa Gilbert, Whoopi Goldberg, Teri Hatcher, Tony Hawk,  Paris Hilton, Hugh Jackman,  Allison Janney,  Magic & Cookie Johnson, Larry King,  Eva La Rue, Sharon Lawrence, Mario Lopez,  Cindy Margolis, Dr. Phil & Robin McGraw, Mary Murphy, Oliva Newton-John, Terrell Owens,  Ken Paves, Holly Robinson Peete,  Rodney Peete,  Lisa Rinna, Diane Sawyer,  Ryan Seacrest,  Jane Seymour, Maria Shriver,  Amy Smart, Suzanne Somers, Travis Stork, Elizabeth Taylor,  Donald Trump, Dick & Louis Van Amstel, Diane Warren, Forest & Keisha Whitaker, Betty White, Henry Winkler,  Ryan Yerdon



The Lili Claire Foundation          

3435 Ocean Park Boulevard #107, PMB 305
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Contact: Dana Collinson,         

Phone: (310) 396-4355      

Fax: (310) 396-2127           



Description: Provides support services to families with children who have neurogenetic disorders, as well as offering medical, psychosocial, educational and vocational programs for the children themselves. 

Select supporters: Boyd Gaming, Bright/Kauffman/Crane, CBS Television, Danny Gans Prods., NBC Universal, Matthew Perry, Keith Resnick, Leslie Litt-Resnick, The Tannenbaum Co., Warner Bros. Television


The Look for Success     

8981 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 310 

West Hollywood, CA 90069          

Contact: Kim Goedde,      

Phone (305) 681-5665                   


Description: Impacts the lives of at-risk teens and women diagnosed with cancer through its makeover programs.     

Select supporters:    Kim Delaney, Estée Lauder Inc., Kim Goedde, Jackie Kallen,


The Media Project 

3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd.Suite 237      

Studio City, CA 91604       

Contact: Melissa Havard, Director           

Phone: (323) 318-0825                  



Description: Offers information on sexual and reproductive health issues for entertainment professionals, as well as promoting messages within the media about sexual health. 

Select supporters: Advocates for Youth Washington D.C., Neal Baer, Greg Berlanti, Suzanne Daniels, Joey Gutierrez, Mickey Liddell, Tom Nunan, Jonathan Prince, Mike Tollin


The Minorities in Broadcasting Training Program  

P.O. Box 67132                   

Century City, CA 90067     

Contact: Patrice Williams, CEO/Founder           

Phone: (310) 652-0271      

Fax: (866) 769-8741           



Description: Provides training opportunities to minority college graduates in TV/radio news reporting and news management and production.       

Select supporters: Sam Donaldson, Charles Johnson, George Lucas, Jane Pauley, Dan Rather, Cokie Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Tom Selleck, Patrice Williams, Bob Wright


The Museum of Broadcast Communications           

676 N. LaSalle, Suite 424 

Chicago, IL 60654  

Contact: Gina Loizzo          

Phone: (312) 245-8200      

Fax: (312) 245-8207           

Website: www.Museum.TV           


Description: Collects, preserves, and presents historic and contemporary radio and television work and educates and entertains through the use of its resources.

Select supporters: Lee Phillip Bell, Bob Hope Enterprises, Hugh Downs, Bruce DuMont, DisneyHand, Edgar Bergen Foundation, Paul Harvey, Casey Kasem, Larry King, Rush Limbaugh, NBC Universal, Jerry Springer, TV Land, Betty White, Oprah Winfrey


The Nancy Davis Foundation for MS  

1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1400    

Los Angeles, CA 90067     

Contact: Liz Zigal:, (310) 440-4842           

Phone: (310) 440-4842      

Fax: (310) 471-4975           



Description: Dedicated to the treatment and ultimate cure of MS. Funds research to find both the cause and cure of the disease. 

Select supporters: Associated Television International, Jerry Bruckheimer, David Geffen Foundation, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Tommy Hilfiger, Viacom, William Morris Agency



The Natural Child Project           

PO Box 3183                       

Sunriver, OR 97707

Contact: Jan Hunt,           

Phone: (541) 593-1547                  


Description: Aims to create a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion so that they can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.

Select supporters: Eliza Roberts, Eric Roberts, Keaton Simons, Morgan Simons


The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 1400        

New York, NY 10122          

Contact: Lindsey Weeks,       

Phone: (212) 268-1002; (800) 873-9569

Fax: (212) 947-5652           



Description: Provides funding to investigators whose research focuses on early detection, screening, and basic translation research. Also dedicated to raising awareness and educating women.    

Select supporters: In Style, Donna Karan, L'Oréal, Kyle MacLachlan, Kelly Ripa, Sol Schreiber, Molly Sims


The Paley Center for Media        

465 N. Beverly Dr.               

Beverly Hills, CA 90210     

Contact: Terry Lynn Ebright (310) 786-1042;      

Phone: (310) 786-1000      

Fax: (310) 786-1086           



Description: Examines the intersections between media and society through a collection of media and programs for the public that encourage discussion and debate.  

Founder: William S. Paley

Select supporters: NBC/ Universal, New Line Cinema, Sony Corporation, Time Warner, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Brothers


The PAPARAZZI Reform Initiative        

269 S. Beverly Drive, Suite #228 

Beverly Hills, CA 90212                             

Contact: Sean Burke, Founder    



Description: Aims to create a safer environment for the public and the right to privacy for celebrities through education, legal action, lobbying, and other methods. 


The Peacock Foundation           

P.O. Box 372            

North Hollywood, CA 91603         

Contact: Lisa Peacock (310) 946-5567.        

Phone: (818) 763-1072      

Fax: (818) 763-1072           



Description: Aims to empower youth with programs that will build social skills, communication skills, and alleviate stress and conflict.          

Select supporters: CBS, NBC, Paramount Pictures, Lisa Peacock


The Wellness Community -- West Los Angeles

2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040        

Santa Monica, CA 90405  

Contact: Bonnie Schuman (310) 314-2563;         

Phone: (310) 314-2555      

Fax: (310) 314-7586           



Description: Helps people with cancer and their loved ones enhance their health and well-being by providing a professional program of emotional support, education and hope, absolutely free of charge.           

Select supporters: David Arquette, Harold H. Benjamin, Ph.D, Courteney Cox-Arquette, Entertainment Industry Foundation, Daisy Fuentes, Steve Guttenberg, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Eric McCormack



Thursday’s Child  

15025 Northwind Lane                  

North Hills, CA 91343        

Contact: Don Austen

Phone: (818) 893-4400                  



Description: Provides support for teens with a hotline and information on a variety of issues, including eating disorders, abuse, and STDs.  Runs a missing-child organization that works directly with parents to reunite them with their children. 

Select supporters: John Bayless, Traci Bingham, David Cassidy, Holly Marie Combs, Kirsten Dunst, Christine Elise, Krista Errickson, Jennie Garth, Melissa Gilbert, Anthony Michael Hall, Melissa Joan Hart, Teri Hatcher, Katherine Heigl, Natasha Henstridge, Eva La Rue, Lassie, Lucy Lawless, Ricky Martin, Paul Newman, Barbara Niven, John O'Hurley, Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo, Shannon Sturges, Alison Sweeney, Lea Thompson, Susan Walters, Patrick Warburton


Tourette Syndrome Association           

42-40 Bell Blvd.                   

Bayside, NY 11361 

Contact: Traci Colletti-Flynn         

Phone: (718) 224-2999, (718) 279-9596, 1-888-4-TOURET   

Fax: (718) 279-9596           



Description: Provides education, research and service to all individuals and families affected by Tourette Syndrome.                

Select supporters: Dash Mihok, James Marsden


True Colors Fund 

890 West End Avenue, Suite 1A 

New York, NY 10025          

Contact: Gregory Lewis, Executive Director: (917) 855-2533

Phone: (212) 877-9631      

Fax: (212) 877-9735           



Description: Seeks to strengthen the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and allied support of volunteering and philanthropy. 

Select supporters: Lisa Barbaris, Cyndi Lauper, Jonny Podell          


Union Rescue Mission    

545 S. San Pedro St.                      

Los Angeles, CA 90013     

Contact: Liz Mooradian, Director of Public Relations  

Phone: (213) 347-6300      

Fax: (213) 612-0260           



Description: Provides services including food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care, recovery programs, transitional housing, education, counseling, legal assistance, and job training to the homeless of Los Angeles.             

Select supporters: Marcus Allen, cast of “General Hospital,” Ernie Hudson, Rafer Johnson, Casey Kasem, Angela Lansbury, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miguel Nunez, William Shatner, Lyman Stewart, Jerry West


United Friends of the Children  

1055 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 1955    

Los Angeles, CA 90017     

Contact: Jill Freeman         

Phone: (213) 580-1850      

Fax: (213) 580-1820           



Description: Supports foster youth through housing, career planning, education, and other programs and events for foster families.      

Select supporters: Nancy Daly     


University Kidney Research Organization     

2049 Century Park East, Suite 3180       

Los Angeles, CA  90067    

Contact: Kenneth Kleinberg         

Phone: (310) 286-3480      

Fax: (310) 277-7145           



Description: Raises funds to accelerate kidney research. 

Select supporters: Deana Carter, Natalie Cole, Russell Frackman, Camila Koenig/The Eric and Della Koenig Foundation, Robert Lange, OneLegacy, Gigi Pritzker/Odd Lot Entertainment, The Robert and Claire Pasarow Foundation, Stephanie Rosenberg



USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education       

c/o Leavey Library    650 W. 35th St., Suite 114 

Los Angeles, CA 90089     

Contact: Jemal Young (213) 740-6723;   

Phone: (213) 740-6001      

Fax: (213) 740-6044                       


Description: Videotapes and archives testimonies from Holocaust survivors and witnesses and uses the materials in the classroom.           

Select support: Steven Spielberg, Founder and Honorary Chair      


Valley Community Clinic 

6801 Coldwater Canyon Ave.

North Hollywood, CA 91605         

Contact: Regina Zeinali, Corporate & Media Relations, (818) 763-1718 x 233;           

Phone: (818) 763-7231

Fax: (819) 763-7231           



Description: Provides high-quality, culturally sensitive medical care for the uninsured. 

Select supporters: S. Mark Taper Foundation

Needs description and supporters                       


Variety — The Children’s Charity of the United States       

5757 Wilshire Blvd.Suite 445      

Los Angeles, CA 90036     

Contact: Ana LaDou, National Director  

Phone: (323) 954-0820      

Fax: (323) 954-8630           



Description: Provides assistance to children with mobility concerns. 

Select supporters: Clothes Off Our Back Foundation              


We Care About Kids         

2400 Whitman Place                      

Hollywood, CA 90068        

Contact: Allan Rich, David Rickett,       

Phone: (323) 465-4007      

Fax: (323) 461-2765           



Description: By creating live action films, strives to increase the awareness of the social, ethical, and financial problems faced by children, including homelessness and abuse.

Select supporters: Peter Antico, Armand Hammer Foundation, Columbus Jewish Film Festival, Film Advisory Board, Kids ‘R’ Us, Monty Hall Family Foundation, Office of Smoking and Health, Allan Rich, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, Screen Actors Guild


weSPARK Cancer Support Center      

13520 Ventura Blvd.                      

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Contact: Alexandra Schoch - Office Manager   

Phone: (818) 906-3022      

Fax: (818) 906-3021           



Description: Dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of cancer patients and their families and friends through interaction with other patients. 

Select support: Kate Caphsaw, Tom Hanks, David Kohan, Max Mutchnick, Wendie Jo Sperber, Steven Spielberg, Rita Wilson, Robert Zemeckis,


Westside Children's Center       

12120 Wagner St.

Culver City, CA 90230       

Contact: Linda Thieben     

Phone: (310) 390-0551      

Fax: (310) 390-1067           



Description: Serves abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families, providing childcare, foster care and adoption services, family preservation services, parenting guidance, and  early identification of children with special needs.         

Select supporters: J.J.Abrams, Ed Asner, Kate Capshaw and Stephen Spielberg, Lauren and Richard Donner, Victoria Foyt, Lezlie Johnson, Christine Lahti, Evangeline Lilly, Barry Levinson, Katie McGrath, Rob & Michele Reiner, Tom Wertheimer



Wildlife Waystation           

14831 Little Tujunga Canyon Rd.            

Angeles National Forest, CA 91342        

Contact: Jerry Brown, Public Relations: (323) 851-2954

Phone: (818) 899-5201      

Fax: (818) 890-1107           



Description: Rescues an estimated 5,000 native California animals and birds each year, as well as saves, feeds and houses wild and exotic animals and educates the public on how best to coexist with them. 

Select supporters: Sean Astin, Drew Barrymore, Nina Blackwood, Dylan Cannon, Martine Colette, Robert Fuller, Bernie Kopell, Stefanie Powers, Jennifer Savidge, Nicolette Sheridan, Betty White, Jo Anne Worley


Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation    

10045 Riverside Dr., 3rd Floor     

Toluca Lake, CA 91602     

Contact: Mary Shearin: (818) 755-2330;          

Phone: (888) 994-3863; (818) 755-2300

Fax: (818) 508-9816           



Description: Provides financial assistance to eligible members of the theatrical industry (exhibition, distribution and production). Funds pulmonary research and provides free health booklets.     

Select supporters: Edward A. Albee, Gustav Eyssell, John Harris, Abe Montague, R.J. O’Donnell


Women at Risk       

5183 Overland Ave. Suite B         

Culver City, CA 90230       

Contact: Carmen Johnson            

Phone: (310) 204-1046

Fax: (310) 204-1048           



Description: Provides a safe and confidential environment for HIV-positive women to share experiences and receive support. 

Select supporters: Ann Copeland, Linda Luschei        


Women in Film and Video Vancouver 

411 Dunsmuir Street, Suite 462   

Vancouver, BC B 1X4 Canada    

Phone: (604) 685-1152      

Fax: (604) 685-1124           



Description: Committed to advancing & celebrating women in screen-based media.

Select supporters: British Columbia Film, Post Modern Sound, Reel West Prods., Telefilm Canada



Women in Show Business for Children          

P.O. Box 17840                   

Encino, CA 91416  

Contact: Scherr Lillico, (818) 994-4661  

Phone: (818) 994-4661      

Fax: (818) 994-6181           


Description: Dedicated to raising funds for reconstructive and restorative surgery plus associated equipment for financially needy children.                     

Select supporters: Beverly Garland, Tom Hatten, Lee Meriwether, Jaclyn Smith, Michael J. Solomon, Fred Travalena


World Research Foundation      

15309 Via Donte                 

Marina Del Rey, CA 90202           

Contact: LaVerne Boeckmann 

Phone: (310) 827-0070      

Fax: (310) 827-1010           



Description: Acts as a repository for all health information,  including various health therapies and techniques , from ancient  times to the present, which have been overlooked, unavailable, or in  limited use in  the United States.  The information is collected and dispersed in an unbiased, neutral and independent manner.

Select supporters: LaVerne Boeckmann & Steve Ross, Joe Bologna, Nicholas Eliopoulas, Fetzer Foundation, Galpin  Motors, Sharon Gless, Collin Higgins, KABC, Let's Talk Magazine, Susan Strasberg, Renee Taylor, Valley Magazine



Writers Guild Foundation

7000 W. Third St., 1st Floor           

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact: Angela Wales Kirgo       

Phone: (323) 782-4692      

Fax: (323) 782-4695           



Description: Plans events and outreach programs and maintains a library and archive in order to educate and inspire writers.                      

Select supporters: Mel Shavelson and other WGA members, James R. Webb


Young Musicians Foundation   

195 S. Beverly Dr.    Suite 414      

Beverly Hills, CA 90212     

Contact: Edith Rugolo, (310) 859-7668

Phone: (310) 859-7668      

Fax: (310) 859-1365           



Description: Preserves classical music heritage by providing performance opportunities, financial assistance and community outreach program for the artistic development of youth from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. 

Select supporters: California Arts Council, David Geffen Foundation, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., Sylvia Kunin, L.A. County Arts Commission, Nestle USA, Toyota, United Artists, Weingart Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Yamaha Corporation of America


Young Storytellers Foundation 

143 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004     

Contact: Bill Thompson, Operations Director, x102      

Phone: (323) 962-4500      

Fax: (323) 843-9842           



Description: Offers an arts education and youth development program to targeted elementary schools in Los Angeles where students are at-risk and have little or no access to the arts. Twice a year at more than 30 schools, the program pairs 10 students from 4th or 5th grade with 10 mentors from the entertainment industry.

Select supporters: Jennifer Aniston, Hank Azaria, Rachel Bilson, Adam Brody, Sophia Bush, Melinda Clarke, Kristen Combs, Tate Donovan, Tiffany Dupont, Kat Foster, Perl Gilpin, Jennnifer Grant, Judy Greer, Melissa Joan Hart

Dustin Hoffman, Anthony LaPaglia, Joy Lauren, Zach Levi, Matthew Lillard, William Mapother, Ben McKenzie, Mitchell Musto, Jerry O’Connel, Cheri Oteri, Matthew Perry, Emily Procter, Josh Radnor, Tara Reid, Jason Ritter, Olesya Rulin, Fred Savage, Raven Simone, Todd Stashwick, Nadine Velazquez, Kelli Williams

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