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Entertainment Industry Foundation

The Entertainment Community’s Trusted Partner in Philanthropy

Los Angeles, CA   |  eifoundation.org

Mission

Founded in 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change.

Ruling year info

1942

President and CEO, Entertainment Industry Foundation

Nicole Sexton

Main address

10880 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1400

Los Angeles, CA 90024 USA

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Formerly known as

Permanent Charities Committee

EIN

95-1644609

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (E12)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1942, the Entertainment Industry Foundation has remained committed to social responsibility in addressing some of the most pressing needs of our time. Current EIF programming and campaigns are centered around health and scientific research, disaster relief, and workplace diversity and inclusion, among others. EIF serves as fiscal sponsor to members of the entertainment community invested in causes related to social justice and civic engagement, health and wellness, pandemic relief, youth outreach, animal rescue, and more.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funds research to develop the newest and most promising cancer treatments to help patients today. A division of EIF, SU2C dramatically accelerates the rate of new discoveries by connecting top scientists in unprecedented collaborations to create breakthroughs. SU2C innovations lead to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which means that we can help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.

Population(s) Served
Adults

DEFY:DISASTER is the entertainment community’s collective and immediate response to natural disasters. Building on the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s historic commitment to furthering the philanthropic efforts of the entertainment community, the program aims to support immediate and long-term relief with a primary goal of making a powerful and sustainable impact in highly affected areas. In October 2020, EIF reintroduced the full breadth of its disaster relief efforts under the program name Defy:Disaster. The program, which previously operated under the name Music for Relief, is dedicated to providing aid to survivors and communities affected by natural disasters to help them recover and rebuild. Supported by the entertainment community and the public, EIF’s disaster relief program has responded to more than 40 natural disasters, including the COVID-19 pandemic and hurricane and wildfire relief.

Population(s) Served
Emergency responders
Children and youth
Adults
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

The EIF Careers Program (EIFCP) is creating a more diverse talent pipeline into film and television production careers. The program is led by a collaboration of studios, networks, and career pathway providers and focuses on entry-level, below-the-line opportunities in its first phase. Future efforts will focus on entry-level administrative support.

Population(s) Served

Delivering Jobs is creating pathways to one million employment and leadership opportunities for people with autism, intellectual and/or developmental differences by 2025. Autism Speaks, Best Buddies and Special Olympics, in partnership with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, have joined forces to build the workforce of the future.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults
Work status and occupations
Adults
Work status and occupations

The Kevin Love Fund strives to inspire people to live their healthiest lives while providing the tools to achieve physical and emotional well being.

After publicly sharing his own battle with anxiety and depression, Kevin became committed to normalizing the conversation around mental health, opening up the public discussion and empowering people to pursue mental wellness with the same vigor as they do physical health.

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Ethnic and racial groups
Parents
Health
Social and economic status

The Social Change Fund United (SCFU) was created by philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, and Dwyane Wade to support critical and timely issues impacting the Black community. SCFU focuses on public safety and criminal justice reform, empowering communities of color by expanding access to voting and civic engagement, increasing Black representation in leadership, and building economic equity for Black people through investment in education, employment, wages, and housing.

The fund welcomes other individual changemakers and corporate sponsors committed to dismantling systemic racism and helping organizations build critical momentum to create equitable treatment and legislation that fosters justice and equality for all.

Population(s) Served

The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) envisions a future where all youth are empowered to live healthy, productive, HIV-free lives around the world. CTAOP was created in 2007 by Charlize Theron, Academy Award winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, with the hope of making a difference in fighting HIV in her home country of South Africa. Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa has remained the primary area of focus with the highest number of people living with HIV in the world. CTAOP connects community-based, African organizations to funding, capacity building, and broader resources. This allows these organizations to reach more young people with innovative programs and tools to help keep themselves and their peer safe from the disease. CTAOP supports Program Partners that use community-specific programming to educate, empower, and invest in young people between the ages of 10-20 years old.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Dropouts
Out-of-home youth
Extremely poor people
Homeless people

G-Eazy launched the Endless Summer Fund to focus on at-risk youth and strengthen the Bay Area community. “The Bay Area raised me and made me everything I am, so it means a lot to me to be able to come home and give back. And although it’s one of the most beautiful and popular places to live in in the country, there are still around 1,300 homeless kids sleeping outside every night,” G-Eazy explained to Billboard. “Larkin Street is one of the oldest and biggest homeless youth centers in the region, so it means everything to be able to help these kids by donating resources.”

Population(s) Served

Know Your Rights Camp (KYRC), founded by Colin Kaepernick, is advancing the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization, and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders. Kaepernick leveraged KYRC to house a Legal Defense Initiative for those who have been arrested or are victims of police brutality while fighting injustice across the nation, in addition to providing COVID-19 relief to those disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Population(s) Served
Work status and occupations
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

People's Fund of Maui is providing direct financial assistance to Maui community members experiencing devastating losses from the fires in Lahaina and Kula.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clinical trial cancer patients

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with diseases and illnesses

Related Program

Stand Up To Cancer

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

More than 3,000 scientists have been involved in SU2C-supported research at over 210 leading institutions worldwide. Research includes more than 270 clinical trials involving over 29,000 patients.

Donated Media for Delivering Jobs Campaign

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Work status and occupations

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Delivering Jobs campaign has generated more than $145 million in donated media value for its public service announcements calling for inclusive hiring of neurodiverse individuals.

Number of fiscally sponsored funds

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MISSION: The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change.

EIF uses its significant and unique assets—the collective resources of the entire entertainment community—and broad reach to build public-service campaigns, high-profile events, and programs that raise funds for critically needed grant programs. The organization seeks to tap the public consciousness through media, entertainment, pop culture, and news coverage in order to innovate and affect positive social change. EIF generates awareness, issues calls to action, and raises funds necessary to create lasting impact.

EIF strategy is founded on unparalleled support from and a proactive relationship with EIF's board of directors, which over the years, has included executives of the major film studios, television networks, talent agencies, unions, and guilds. The EIF board members are committed to actively providing support and access to the assets of their respective organizations to help execute the organization's mission. The board of directors also works closely with the senior management of EIF to identify, prioritize, and update key areas of focus.

DONATED PUBLIC SERVICE CAMPAIGN AD SPACE & AIR TIME FROM TELEVISION, FILM, RADIO, PUBLISHING, NEWS & ONLINE INDUSTRIES: EIF builds national public service campaigns and secures donated ad space and air time on television, radio, print, online, and in out-of-home networks.
CELEBRITY SUPPORT& PARTICIPATION: Given its deep roots within the entertainment community, EIF has built strong relationships with many celebrities (television and film actors, musical performers, and sports stars) who volunteer their time to participate in EIF public service campaigns and events;
UNPRECEDENTED COLLABORATIONS WITHIN INDUSTRIES: EIF has developed unprecedented collaborations with broadcast, media, film, and entertainment communities. Support organizations within these groups provide include:
Donating “road-blocked," simultaneous airtime across television networks for biennial or single EIF simulcasts including Stand Up To Cancer, Graduate Together, EIF Presents XQ Super School Live; Placing anti-smoking public service announcements on millions of DVDs; Integrating public service messaging about service and volunteerism) into more than one hundred prime-time television shows for one week of programming on every major network;
SUPPORT FROM CORPORATE &ORGANIZATIONAL DONORS: EIF also expands its reach through the generosity of donors who, through unique collaborations with EIF initiatives, integrate EIF's campaigns and messaging into their own marketing and/or communications programs. This includes Stand Up To Cancer's (SU2C) unique partnerships with Mastercard and Major League baseball, which highlight SU2C's scientific progress in cause-marketing campaigns, events, and initiatives designed to engage employees.
PUBLIC SUPPORT: EIF engages the general public to become active participants in its programs.
PHILANTHROPIC SERVICES: As the entertainment industry's trusted advisor, EIF provides financial, administrative, and strategic philanthropic services to select members of the entertainment community looking to increase their impact and leverage their platforms for social good.
SOCIAL MEDIA: EIF campaigns leverage the social media capabilities of the organizations listed above, in order to saturate the public space with key messaging and calls to action. EIF maintains collaborative relationships with governmental agencies and organizations to address issues.

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) funds research to develop the newest and most promising cancer treatments to help patients today. A division of EIF, SU2C dramatically accelerates the rate of new discoveries by connecting top scientists in unprecedented collaborations to create breakthroughs. SU2C innovations lead to better cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, which means that we can help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors. To date, more than $746 million has been pledged, resulting in 9 FDA-approved cancer treatments, more than 2,000 funded researchers, and more than 19,000 clinical trial patients.

The Delivering Jobs campaign creates pathways to employment and leadership opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental differences. This historic collaboration with Best Buddies International, Special Olympics International, and Autism Speaks has garnered more than $80 million of donated media for public service announcements focused on building the workforce of the future.

The EIF Careers Program is creating a more diverse talent pipeline into film and television production careers. The program is led by a collaboration of studios, networks, and career pathway providers and focuses on entry-level, below-the-line opportunities. Future efforts will focus on entry-level administrative support.

DEFY:DISASTER is the entertainment community’s collective and immediate response to natural disasters. Led by an Advisory Council of disaster relief experts, the program supports and amplifies relief efforts during all phases of the disaster cycle including preparedness, immediate relief, and long-term recovery. EIF has collectively responded to more than 40 natural disasters across six continents.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Entertainment Industry Foundation

Board of directors
as of 03/25/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Chris Silbermann

Creative Artists Agency

Sherry Lansing

Sherry Lansing Foundation

Jeff Bader

NBC Universal

Lynn Harris

Weimaraner Republic Pictures

Chris Silbermann

International Creative Management

Peter Seymour

Douglas Emmett

Jack Sussman

CBS Entertainment

Dan Harrison

Fox Broadcasting Company

Natalie Tran

Creative Artists Agency

Andy Kubitz

Netflix

Danice Woodley

Participant Media

Kathy Johnson

J.S. Held

Rene Jones

UTA

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/19/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data