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Golden Globe Foundation Announces $5 Million in Grant Awards for 2023-24

January 5, 2024

Golden Globe Foundation

Grants Continue Historic Support for Arts Education, Film Restoration, Journalism Programs and Underserved Communities

January 5, 2024, Los Angeles, California – The Golden Globe Foundation (Foundation) announced the recipients of $5 million in grant awards for 2023-24 through its philanthropic program. These donations support a diverse range of nonprofit organizations assisting underserved communities, universities, and colleges. In addition, the grants also support film restoration projects in the United States and abroad, as well as programs providing aid and assistance to journalists across the globe.

“Philanthropy is part of the Golden Globes tradition and history since its founding, and our program has grown to support cultural, educational, artistic, and humanitarian organizations,” said Earl Gibson III, Foundation Board Chair. “Our community has always taken pride in devoting its resources to supporting the broadest range of programs with the most impact especially aimed at underserved communities. We are exceptionally proud of this year’s grantees and the impact they are making.”

The members of the Foundation approved $5 million in grants for 96 organizations. This year, the long-standing philanthropy program of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is being continued by the Foundation. Funding for that philanthropy program comes from revenue generated by broadcasting the Golden Globe® awards show.

Noteworthy first-time grantees this year include:

Urban Scholar Film Academy: Founded in 2012, the Urban Scholar Academy currently serves 90 students weekly through year-round programming aimed at supporting high school students with after-school programs including tutoring, meals and enrichment programs. Its grant supports the Film Academy’s production/postproduction costs for 20 high school youth in Inglewood, Hawthorne, and South Los
Angeles preparing them for scriptwriting/filmmaking careers through access to portfolio building and industry influences. Its cohorts are 98 percent African American, 46 percent female, and 70 percent low-income.

Outlast Arts and Education: Founded in 2015 by Native graduates of the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Outlast aims to increase diversity, equity and inclusion in the film and media arts by equipping Native youth with contemporary media skills. Serving youth from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Outlast provides free, professionally led media and career workshops to Native youth in rural South Dakota and supports them from initial exposure to media through applying for college or obtaining entry-level positions in film or other STEAM-adjacent fields. To date, participants have created documentaries, short narrative films, self-portraits, music videos, and podcasts. Their work has been seen in TeenVogue, IndianCountryToday, Refinery29, and AfroPunk.

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project: Based in Washington, DC, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is a well-established and prestigious organization that uncovers criminal corruption worldwide and has the resources, for example, to trace funds hidden by oligarchs and other alleged international criminals. It also is a source for investigative journalists worldwide for data-driven investigations and helps reporters fight lawsuits. It equips and supports a cross-border network of
investigative journalists and publishes their stories. Last year, the OCCRP network battled 42 strategic lawsuits against public participation, or SLAPPs, filed against journalists in attempts to bully, silence, and harass them.

The Foundation also provided significant awards to support a variety of worthy programs, including $400,000 to support the NAACP Hollywood Branch and the Reimagine Coalition, $100,000 to La Cinémathèque Francaise for the restoration of the 1927 classic “Napoleon,” and $175,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists for its work covering the Ukraine and Israel-Gaza wars.

Grants were awarded in several categories:

$201,500 Fellowships and internships at higher education journalism schools
$102,800 Endowed scholarships and fellowships
$750,000 Higher education film schools for fellowships and projects
$929,920 Professional mentorship and training programs
$324,000 Pre-professional education and mentoring programs
$300,000 Film restoration and preservation
$790,000 Promoting cultural exchange through film
$700,475 Journalism and press freedom programs
$337,000 Special projects, including local arts and social services

Recurring grantees include noteworthy programs such as Black TV & Film Collaborative, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, Easterseals Southern California Disability Challenge, Film Independent, National Hispanic Media Coalition, RespectAbility, SAG/AFTRA Foundation, Women in Film, Latino Film Institute, IndieCollect, National Museum of American History, Outfest, Vidiots Foundation, Committee to Protect Journalists, Military Veterans in Journalism, Los Angeles Press Club, KPCC/California Public Radio, PEN America, UCLA Diversity Report, Children’s Hospital, Las Fotos, ManifestWorks, and the Urban Peace Institute.

Higher education institutions receiving support include Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, Cerritos College Foundation, Feirstein School of Cinema at Brooklyn College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Valley College, Loyola Marymount University, Mt. San Antonio College, Santa Monica College, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA, Southwestern Law School and the American Film Institute.

About the Golden Globe Foundation
The Golden Globe Foundation was formed in 2023 following the sale of the Golden Globes to Eldridge Globes, LLC. The proceeds of that sale and existing resources of the organization allow the Foundation to continue a long history of entertainment-related charitable giving. The Foundation and its predecessor, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have long supported a diverse range of nonprofit organizations assisting underserved communities, universities, and colleges, film restoration projects in the United States and overseas, and programs providing aid and assistance to journalists across the globe. Over the last three decades, the licensing fees from the Golden Globe Awards have enabled these organizations to make donations of more than $55 million to these charities.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Golden Globe Foundation
Greg Goeckner, media@goldenglobes.org

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