HFPA Announces Over $4.5 Million in Grants

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced more than $4.5 million in grant awards Tuesday for 2022-23.

According to the HFPA, the donations support a diverse range of nonprofit organizations that help underserved communities, universities and colleges. The grants also support film restoration projects both in the United States and overseas, as well as journalism programs that provide assistance to journalists across the globe.

"The HFPA's long history of philanthropy sits at the core of our mission to support cultural, educational, artistic, and humanitarian organizations," HFPA President Helen Hoehne said in a statement. "Our membership has always taken pride in devoting its funds to supporting the broadest range of programs with the most impact. We are exceptionally proud of this year's grantees and the impact they are making, which range from the largest film restoration project in our history in France to the support of economically and socially disadvantaged diverse journalism students in Cerritos, California."

HFPA membership approved $4,534,195 for 112 grants to 93 programs and organizations, an increase of 3.2% over last year. A total of $4,420,695 was awarded as recurring grants with another $63,500 given as one-time grants. All funding for HFPA's philanthropy program comes from revenue generated by broadcasting of the group's annual Golden Globes awards show.

First-time HFPA grantees included the National Hispanic Media Coalition, which received $250,000; the Compton Unified School District Education Foundation, which was awarded $100,000; and Film2Future, a professional-level filmmaking program for underserved youth across Los Angeles County, which also received $100,000.

Recurring grantees included 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, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Northridge, Cerritos College Foundation, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Valley College, Cerritos College, Santa Monica College, California Institute of the Arts, UCLA and the American Film Institute.

The Golden Globes were dropped by NBC last year after media reports surfaced in early 2021 about the organization's demographics and conduct. The group gave out its awards in January in a private ceremony.

In August 2021, the HFPA passed a set of reforms aimed at diversifying its ranks.

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