The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, best known for its annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony, has announced grants totaling $3.25 million to eighty nonprofit and educational entities.
In addition to established grantees such as Women in Film, the Museum of the Moving Image, Film Independent, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and the Sundance Institute, twelve nonprofits received their first grants from the association. They include California State University, Dominguez Hills and Southwestern Law School, both of which serve a diverse student body, and The Actor's Gang, which introduces theater to young people.
The latest grants from HFPA — which supports organizations in the areas of education, especially in film and television; film preservation; journalism, especially organizations committed to freedom of speech; and disaster relief and humanitarian organizations — boost its giving over the past twenty-five years to $33.4 million.
In marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Golden Globes, the association also noted that its recent gift to RAICES, which provides legal services to immigrant families, was emblematic of its approach to philanthropy. "I am an immigrant and so are 99 percent of my colleagues," said HFPA president Meher Tatna. "Our mandate has always been to give back to the people and the country who gives us so much."