We Serve as a Gateway to Giving for the Entertainment Industry
Founded in 1943, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is a multifaceted organization that occupies a unique place in the world of philanthropy. By mobilizing and leveraging the powerful voice and creative talents of the entertainment industry, as well as cultivating the support of organizations (public and private) and philanthropists committed to social responsibility, EIF builds awareness and raises funds, developing and enhancing programs on the local, national and global level that facilitate positive social change.
Our Board of Directors and Leadership
The EIF Board of Directors, led by Chris Silbermann, consists of influential and philanthropically committed leaders from across the entertainment community.
Nicole Sexton serves as President and CEO of EIF.
Created in 1943 by Hollywood icons — Samuel Goldwyn, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and the Warner brothers — the Entertainment Industry Foundation has focused on some of the most pressing needs of our time: from the first grants directed to wartime agencies such as the United States Organizations and American Red Cross to utilizing the power of the industry to help eradicate child polio to our current efforts to raise funds and awareness for critical health, educational and social issues.
Our Impact and Financial Reports
EIF has raised over $1 billion to date. We are a Charity Navigator Four Star Charity that meets all 20 Better Business Bureau charity standards, and we carry the GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency.
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We create and support groundbreaking programs that raise awareness and funds for issues that affect millions of people around the world.
Artists, athletes and influencers trust EIF to expand their footprint in philanthropy and leverage their platforms for social good.
Your support of EIF programs and philanthropic partners will increase their impact. Donate today or learn how you can become an EIF corporate partner.