EIN 95-1644609

Entertainment Industry Foundation

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The Entertainment Industry Foundation coordinates the philanthropy of the entertainment industry through initiatives such as SU2C, which raises funds for cancer research and utilizes the industry to build broad public support. Additionally, DEFY Disaster allows for immediate response in the wake of humanitarian crises by mobilizing industry partners and the public. The foundation is located in Los Angeles, CA.
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Program areas at Entertainment Industry Foundation

Stand up to cancer initiative (su2c) is designed to raise funds to accelerate ground-breaking cancer research and bring new therapies to patients sooner to save lives. Su2c utilizes the Entertainment Industry to build broad public support and to enhance awareness of the devastating impact cancer has in this country. Su2c's goal is to bring together the best and brightest in the cancer community encouraging collaboration instead of competition.
Eif is able to champion a wide variety of worthy causes. Eif raises awareness and crucial funds to address leading health and social issues. Eif grants funds to various charities all across the world.
Charitable service funds: with unparalleled access to roadblock television, donated media and industry-wide collaborators, eif charitable service funds supports ground-breaking programs that raise awareness and funds for issues affecting millions of people around the world.
Building on eif's historic commitment to furthering the philanthropic efforts of the Entertainment community, defy disaster allows for immediate response in the wake of humanitarian crises. By mobilizing Industry partners and the public and working with key partners on the ground, defy disaster delivers funding and vital resources for immediate relief and long-term recovery in affected areas throughout the world.

Grants made by Entertainment Industry Foundation

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
American Association for Cancer ResearchGeneral Program$13,204,578
Partners Healthcare System / Massachusetts General HospitalGeneral Program$1,712,500
The Trustees of Princeton UniversityGeneral Program$1,200,000
...and 63 more grants made totalling $24,288,749

Who funds Entertainment Industry Foundation

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Lustgarten FoundationPancreatic Cancer Research$1,534,808
Torrey Coast FoundationDonation To Su2c/eif To Fund Certain Cancer Research Projects.$1,500,000
Van Andel Research InstituteResearch Collaboration$1,250,000
...and 102 more grants received totalling $13,083,759

Personnel at Entertainment Industry Foundation

Nicole SextonPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Chief Executive Officer and President$351,242
Russ Chew Su2cPresident and Chief Executive Officer
Russel ChewChief Executive Officer , Su2c / President , Su2c$245,435
Sung-Ah PobletePresident and Chief Executive Officer , Su2c , A Program of Eif / President and Chief Executive Officer - Su2c$233,384
Shawn BurkeChief Financial Officer$192,653
...and 26 more key personnel

Financials for Entertainment Industry Foundation

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$56,004,400
Program services$420,589
Investment income and dividends$393,063
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$49,296
Net rental income$916,301
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-11,572
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$57,772,077

Form 990s for Entertainment Industry Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-10990View PDF
2021-122022-10-13990View PDF
2020-122021-10-18990View PDF
2019-122021-02-26990View PDF
2018-122019-12-06990View PDF
...and 10 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 21, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
January 21, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
January 3, 2024
Received grants
Identified 38 new grant, including a grant for $1,500,000 from Torrey Coast Foundation
December 31, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 8 new vendors, including , , , , , , , and
October 26, 2023
Received grants
Identified 11 new grant, including a grant for $250,000 from The Farrah Fawcett Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Grantmaking organizationsCharities
HealthDiseases and disorders
Operates donor advised fundsProvides grantsLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelCommunity engagement / volunteeringTax deductible donations
General information
10880 Wilshire Blvd 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Metro area
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA
Los Angeles County, CA
Website URL
(424) 283-3600
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T00: Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations: General
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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