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Entertainment Industry Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/09/2013: Entertainment Industry Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION

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AKA  EIF
Los Angeles
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Entertainment Industry Foundation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 05/09/2013: Entertainment Industry Foundation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 09/08/2014: ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY FOUNDATION

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Also Known As: EIF
Physical Address: Los Angeles 90017 
EIN: 95-1644609
Web URL: www.eifoundation.org 
Ruling Year: 1942 


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Mission Statement

The Entertainment Industry Foundation, as the leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry, harnesses the collective power of the entire industry to rise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and throughout the nation.

Legitimacy Information

This organization is registered with the IRS.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $53,462,322
Total Expenses $49,538,876

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Leadership

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Programs

Program: Stand Up To Cancer (GuideStar Exchange,
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Program Description:

EIF launched its largest cancer initiative to date designed to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. Stand Up To Cancer's goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C creates awareness and builds broad public support for this effort.  On September 5, 2008, SU2C harnessed the power and influence of the media, many of the world’s most renowned entertainers offered their full support for an historic, nationally-televised program, simultaneously broadcast live and commercial-free on ABC, CBS and NBC.

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Annually, the Entertainment Industry Foundation funds more than 300 charitable organizations within the greater Los Angeles area and throughout the nation.

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Program: EIF’s Women’s Cancer Programs (GuideStar Exchange,
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EIF raises awareness and critical funds for breast and ovarian cancer research.  Under Women’s Cancer Programs, EIF helped create and funds three distinct research projects to fast-track better treatments for breast cancer; develop an early detection blood test for breast cancer; support early detection tests and improved treatments for ovarian cancer.  Annually, EIF runs two of the largest single-day women’s cancer fundraisers in the country — EIF Revlon Run/Walk for Women and Lee National Denim Day. Money raised through the Revlon Run/Walk helped accelerate work on the breast cancer drug Herceptin®, approved by the FDA years ahead of schedule.    • EIF’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund (sits under Women’s Cancer Programs) – This EIF program was established by Chairs Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with Founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow, Marion Laurie and Jamie Tisch. The Fund supports innovative research, education, and outreach directed at the development of more effective approaches to the early diagnosis, treatment and prevention of all women's cancers.  Money raised from this initiative in part supports EIF’s Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project, one of the most ambitious and collaborative scientific projects today.  It is being lead by world-class scientists whose goal is to find a blood test that will diagnose breast and other women’s cancers in the earliest stages when it can be cured.

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Program: EIF’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (GuideStar Exchange,
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Cofounded by Katie Couric and Lilly Tartikoff, EIF’s NCCRA encourages screening and provides funding for vital scientific research for better tests and treatments.  The success of this campaign, as well as others conducted by an array of colon cancer advocacy groups, has been well-documented.  Researchers have reported a 20% increase in colonoscopies after NCCRA was launched, which has been sustained ever since. In the past few years, the colon cancer death rate has fallen almost 10 percent, due in part to better early detection.

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