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Entertainment Industry Foundation

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Purpose and Activities

The foundation works to harness the collective power of the entire entertainment industry to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational, and social issues, in order to make a positive impact in the community and throughout the nation.


Established in 1942 in CA - Founded by Samuel Goldwyn, Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and the Warner Brothers. The foundation (formerly known as Permanent Charities Committee) was established on the belief that the entertainment industry was in a unique position to truly help others. The vision was to unify Hollywood's generous giving in order to maximize the amount of charitable dollars raised annually. Samuel Goldwyn was a movie producer who established several studios including Samuel Goldwyn Inc. Humphrey Bogart was a movie actor perhaps best known for his roles as Rick Blaine in "Casablanca" and Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon." In 1951 he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance as Charlie Allnutt in "The African Queen." James Francis Cagney, Jr., was also a movie actor known for portraying "tough guys" in such movies as "The Public Enemy" and "Angels with Dirty Faces." In 1942 he won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of George M. Cohan in "Yankee Doodle Dandy." The Warner Brothers consisted of four brothers - Sam, Jack, Harry and Albert - from Poland who opened the Warner Bros. Studio in 1918, incorporating it in 1923 as Warner Brothers Pictures Incorporated. Some of its early successes include "The Jazz Singer" staring Al Jolson and "Lights of New York," the first all talking film in cinema.


Entertainment Industry Foundation

Public charity




1900 Avenue of the Stars Suite 140 Los Angeles, CA United States 90067

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