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THE HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES $4.5 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR 2022-2023

Grants continue to historically support arts education, film restoration, Journalism programs and support for underserved communities

ANGELS, July 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced more than $4.5 million in scholarships for 2022-2023 as part of its philanthropic program. These donations support a wide range of nonprofit organizations that help underserved communities, universities, and colleges. In addition, the grants also support film restoration projects both in United States and abroad, as well as journalism programs that provide help and assistance to journalists around the world.

“The HFPA’s long history of philanthropy is central to our mission to support cultural, educational, artistic and humanitarian organizations,” said Helene Hohne, president of the HFPA. “Our members have always taken pride in dedicating their funds to support the widest range of programs with the greatest impact. We are exceptionally proud of this year’s recipients and the impact they are having, which range from the most major project to restore films from our history in France supporting diverse journalism students who are economically and socially disadvantaged Cerritos, California.”

HFPA Membership Approved $4,534,195 for 112 grants to 93 programs and organizations, which represents an increase of 3.2% over last year. A total of $4,420,695 was awarded as recurring grants with another $63,500 awarded in the form of one-time grants. All funding for HFPA’s philanthropic program comes from revenue generated from the broadcast of the Golden Globes® awards show.

Some of the notable early recipients of the HFPA include:

National Hispanic Media Coalition: Founded in 1986, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a women-led civil rights organization dedicated to eliminating hatred, discrimination, and racism toward the Latinx community. The $250,000 awarded by the HFPA over the next five years will support NHMC’s Education and Workforce Development Program: Series Writer Program and Latinx Stream Showcase. For nearly 20 years, the NHMC Series Writer Program has helped launch the careers of over 200 Latinx writers who have worked on shows that can be watched on Netflix, CW, NBCUniversal, HBOMax, Hulu, ViacomCBS, Amazon Prime , Disney+, and more. .

Compton Unified School District Educational Foundation: Serving more than 19,000 mostly minority students, the Compton Education Foundation, in collaboration with current HFPA Get Lit grant recipient, has been awarded $100,000 over five years to bring Get Lit’s program of student empowerment through literacy and poetry to 3,000 middle and high school students. The grant includes program licenses and materials, a school assembly, mentor visits, entry to a poetry slam, teacher training, and facilitation by teacher artists.

Film2Future: Film2Future (F2F) is a professional-level filmmaking program for underserved youth across Los Angeles County with a mission to empower a new generation of diverse content creators. Film2Future offers high school filmmaking lessons at no cost to students and their families with programs delivered by over 250 industry professionals who volunteer each year. As students graduate from high school, Film2Future strives to facilitate their entry into the industry, whether that path is through college and paid internships or full-time entry-level positions. Film2Future has secured 86 jobs or internships for its alumni so far, covering all areas of the film industry and the students have received more than $1 million in college scholarships. The $100,000 over five years will provide professional-level training to ensure that underserved young people in Los Angeles have access to careers in the film industry.

“These powerful programs represent our goal to help bring Hollywood opportunities closer to diverse and underserved communities,” said Neil Phillips, Chief Diversity Officer for the HFPA. “The HFPA grants also help us maintain our support for the protection and growth of journalism around the world, whether it’s investigating corruption or pushing to keep the world’s attention on conflict zones, such as the war in Ukraine. We are proud of our philanthropy and the strong ties we have forged between these communities and Hollywood.”

In addition to $4.5 million awarded annual recurring grants, the HFPA also provided discretionary awards to support a variety of worthwhile programs, including $400,000 to support the NAACP and the Reimagine Coalition, $100,000 to La Cinémathèque française for the restoration of the 1927 classic “Napoleon”, and $75,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists for his work in the Ukraine war.

Scholarships were awarded in several categories:

$201,500

Scholarships and internships in higher schools of journalism

$102,800

HFPA Scholarships and Scholarships

$725,000

Film Schools for Scholarships and Projects

$947,240

Mentoring and professional training programs

$360,000

Pre-professional training and mentoring programs

$395,000

Film restoration and conservation

$880,000

Promoting cultural exchanges through cinema

$670,475

Journalism and press freedom programs

$202,000

Special projects including local arts and social services

Recurring recipients include notable programs such as A Place Called Home, Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Angeles, Get Lit – Words Ignite, Latino Film Institute, IndieCollect, Film Noir, American Cinematheque, Film Independent, Committee to Project Journalists, Los Angeles Press Club, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, Children’s Hospital, The Actor’s Gang, St. Elmo Village and Las Fotos.

Higher education institutions receiving support include Cal State Dominguez Hills, State of California Fullerton, State of California Long Beach, State of California in Los Angeles, State of California NorthridgeCerritos College Foundation, College of the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Valley CollegeCerritos College, Santa Monica College, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA and the American Film Institute.

ABOUT HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION:

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in 1943 – then known as the Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association – by a group of entertainment journalists based in Angels. During World War II, the nonprofit established a cultural bridge between Tinseltown and millions of people around the world seeking escape and inspiration through entertainment. The HFPA continues to do so today with members representing over 55 countries.

Since 1944, the group has organized the annual Golden Globe® Awards, the first ceremony that recognizes achievements in television and film. Golden Globe® Awards licensing fees have enabled the organization to donate more than $50 million to more than 70 charities related to entertainment, film restoration, scholarship programs and humanitarian efforts over the past three decades. Its efforts include supporting diversity programs in partnership with advocacy groups promoting greater access to Hollywood for underserved communities. For more information, please visit www.GoldenGlobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@Golden globes), Instagram (@Golden globes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/GoldenGlobes).

Media contact: media@hfpa.org

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