THR Philanthropy Resource Guide (T-Z)

5:32 PM 9/29/2015

by THR staff

A resource guide for giving in Hollywood.

  • 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          

  • 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  

  • Sherry Lansing Foundation

    2121 Avenue of the Stars Suite 2020 Los Angeles, CA 90067

    Contact: Doug Collins

    Phone: 310-788-0057


    Description: The Sherry Lansing Foundation is committed to raising awareness for cancer research, improving education and supporting arts and Culture

    Select Supporters: Sherry Lansing

  • Oxfam International

    226 Causeway Street 5th Floor
    Boston, MA 02114-2206
    Contact:  Raymond Offenheiser
    Phone:(617) 482- 1211
    Fax: (617) 728- 2594
    Description: Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
    Select Supporters: Kristin Davis and Kerry Washington
  • The Anita Kaufmann Foundation


    Contact - Debra Josephs, Execuitve Director

    Phone - 201-655-0420

    Fax - 866-596-4973

    Email -


    Description - The sole mission of The Anita Kaufmann Foundation is to educate the public not to fear epilepsy and seizures. We provide free seizure aid sessions and material. We are the Global Sponsors of Purple Day, the largest grassroots epilepsy awareness intitative in the world.

    Select Supporters: Jim Abrahams, Hansen Cakes, Carlos Bakery, Dessert Professional 

  • SRO Housing Corporation

    1055 West 7th Street Suite 3200., Los Angeles, CA 90017
    Contact: Anita Nelson, CEO
    Phone: (213) 229-9640
    Fax: (213) 229-9633
    E-mail: or

    Description: Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Housing Corporation.  Opening Doors and Transforming Lives… by building healthy communities for homeless and very low-income individuals in Los Angeles’ Central City, Skid Row neighborhood. 

    We revitalize communities by renovating and managing buildings that provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter, to transitional housing, to safe permanent housing with an array of supportive services. We are preparing to open our 30th building as we celebrate our 30th year of service in 2014.

    Select supporters: SRO Housing Corporation is greatly appreciative and thanks the following foundations, corporations, and private donors who made generous donations so that we may continue to provide the quality, service-enriched, affordable housing that has been our hallmark for over a quarter century.

    • The Ahmanson Foundation
    • California Community Foundation
    • Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
    • Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.
    • Fannie Mae Foundation
    • Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
    • Rose Hills Foundation
    • S. Mark Taper Foundation
    • Union Bank of California Foundation
    • The Weingart Foundation
  • 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

  • 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


  • 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

  • Urban Harvester (.org)

    1229 Blair Avenue
    South Pasadena, Ca 91030
    Contact: Linda Hess
    Phone: 661-312-1133

    Description: Urban Harvester connects the dots between 57 million food-insecure people in the United States with the millions of pounds of excess food discarded daily by the food industry, implementing a scalable web and community based resource center.