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Q: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   3 Comments )
Subject: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Celebrities
Asked by: jenvincent-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 08 Sep 2004 16:56 PDT
Expires: 08 Oct 2004 16:56 PDT
Question ID: 398603
Where can I find a list of Entertainers (Music, Movie, Sports, Daytime
TV, etc) and their non-profit foundations?
Subject: Re: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 08 Sep 2004 18:06 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
You'll find a nice list of celebrity philanthropists here, complete
with links to the websites of the nonprofit organizations and
foundations that they have founded:

"Whether you're interested in history and want to learn about Andrew
Carnegie, or you're a sports fan and want to read about the foundation
that Tiger Woods started, or you just want to find out how people in
the public eye use their wealth and influence to promote causes they
care about, you'll find something here to satisfy your curiosity!"

The Foundation Center

An even better list (with a lot of detail) is here:

"A sampling of non-profit charities and private foundations founded by
or linked to people in the entertainment industry, ranked by total
assets, plus the largest recipient of their giving in the most recent
fiscal year for which tax filings were available."

USA Today: Top celebrity charities and foundations

The Hollywood Reporter's "Entertainment Philanthropy" section may be
very helpful to you. It is listed alphabetically by the name of the
organization; clicking on each letter category will give you more
details, including the names of celebrities who are founders and
supporters of each organization, plus full contact info.

The Hollywood Reporter: Entertainment Philanthropy

Here is a sample of the kind of data you can get from the Hollywood
Reporter database:

"Rosie's For All Kids Foundation 
 P.O. Box 225
 Allendale, NJ 07401
 Phone: (201) 934-5567
 Fax: (201) 760-9665
Established in 1997 to help support the intellectual, social and
cultural development of at-risk and underserved children through the
United States. The foundation distributes funds to inner-city child
care, early childhood education, literacy and other essential
direct-service programs supporting children and their families. Since
its inception, the foundation has raised $55 million and awarded
grants to more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations.
Founder(s): Rosie O'Donnell
Entertainment-industry supporters: Warner Bros., Telepictures Prods.,
Miramax, The Walt Disney Company, Nickelodeon, ICM, HBO, MTV,
Paramount Pictures, Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Pictures,
Warner Books"

The Hollywood Reporter: Philanthropic organizations -- R

Other resources:

Private Sector Solutions: Celebrities who care

The Smoking Gun: Celebrity Charity Review

My Google search strategy:

Google Web Search: celebrities OR entertainers nonprofit foundation

Google Web Search: celebrities OR entertainers charities 

Google Web Search: celebrities OR entertainers philanthropic

I hope this will be useful. If anything is unclear or incomplete, or
if a link doesn't work for you, please request clarification; I'll
gladly offer further assistance before you rate my answer.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by pinkfreud-ga on 08 Sep 2004 18:49 PDT
In case the USA Today link is flaky (as I've found to be the case
fairly often), the same chart of celebrity foundations is posted here:

Fundraising Ideas: Top Celebrity Charities And Foundations
jenvincent-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Thank you very much for you expedited research.  I am a grant
researcher.  I had seen one of the web pages, however, I had forgotten
where and couldn't locate it by a search engine.

I would recommend you services to anyone.

Subject: Re: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations
From: cryptica-ga on 08 Sep 2004 18:29 PDT
Jenvincent & Pink --

here's another good link, with the charities favored by actors,
actresses/ musicians, business people, athletes, etc.:
Subject: Re: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations
From: pinkfreud-ga on 08 Sep 2004 18:33 PDT
Thank you for posting that, Cryptica! I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

Subject: Re: Entertainers Philanthropic Foundations
From: pinkfreud-ga on 09 Sep 2004 13:53 PDT

Many thanks for the kind words, the five stars, and the generous tip!


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