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.


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