The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust (the HFPA Trust) was established to provide financial support for educational and cultural non-profit organizations whose primary focus is the entertainment industry.
Throughout our history, the majority of HFPA's funding has been dedicated to advancing and preserving the culture and art of motion pictures. Our funding is principally directed to the following goals:
1. Nurture the development of young artists in film and television through support for:
o Scholarships/ fellowships and other support to undergraduate and graduate film schools in the United States (see separate guidelines under Applying for HFPA Grants to Film Schools);
o Pre-professional education and training programs for talented young artists from diverse backgrounds, primarily in the Los Angeles region; and
o High-caliber professional training and mentoring that successfully advance the projects, skills and industry relationships of outstanding new filmmakers worldwide.
2. Preserve the culture and history of motion pictures by supporting:
o Film preservation and archival programs with national and international significance; and
o Major film retrospectives that showcase master works and prominent filmmakers of world cinema to advance knowledge and appreciation among diverse audiences, primarily in the Los Angeles area; and
o Projects that protect Hollywood's rich motion picture history and recreate the early movie going experience for audiences.
3. Promote cultural exchange and understanding through support for major programs and exhibitions that utilize film to ignite critical dialogue and promote global understanding. Priority is given to activities and events in the Los Angeles area.
4. Support special projects, educational and cultural activities connected with the entertainment industry.
$2,000 - $350,000
Arts, education, culture, and history projects related to the film industry
Program support, operating support, capital support