EIN 27-1248091

Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF)

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The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) is organization dedicated to inspiring today’s youth through entertainment and education focused initiatives.
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Program areas at RSF

The Ryan Seacrest Foundation's first initiative is to build broadcast media centers, named Seacrest studios, within pediatric hospitals for patients to explore the creative realms of radio, television and new media. The aim of Seacrest studios is to contribute positively to the healing process for the children and their families during their stay by developing these centers to bring an uplifting spirit to the hospital community. We believe access to multimedia experiences will bring patients exciting and stimulating adventures and encourage optimistic thoughts during treatment. The Foundation brings special guests and celebrities to the broadcast media centers for patients and their families to meet, interview and watch perform. Since the inception of the Foundation, over 1,200 celebrity guests havevisited the 11 Seacrest studios. In addition to celebrity visits, theprogramming of each studio allows patients to play games, engage ineducational shows , host their own radio and tv shows, plus much more.patients have the ability to come down to the studio to participate orthey can watch the programming from the tv in their room via aclosed-circuit network. The Foundation also has created the ability tointerconnect all of the Seacrest studios, so programming can be sharedwith hospitals all over the country - a widely used feature during thecovid- 19 pandemic. In 2022 the Foundation supported the studios by doing a technology overhaul upgrading equipment and modifying wiring and equipment racks in studios to get them in the best possible shape for creating top notch programming for patients.in 2022 the Foundation also hosted it's biennial Seacrest studios summit in orlando, Florida. During the summit, all hospital partners came together to share best practices and plan for continued growth in the ever-changing world of media. Staff members heard from leaders in the fields of media, mental and behavioral health and youth content programming. Rsf continues to invest in professional development opportunities for studio staff and welcomes feedback for continued studio growth and improvement.2022 saw 109 talent visits from january to december. These visits included musicians, actors, social media influencers, gamers, athletes and more, as well as a call with the international space station live from space as they orbited the united states.the Foundation also provides engineeringassistance to support all studios for any technology needs throughoutthe course of the year. Through a partnership with jakks pacific,seacrest studios nationwide received $329,724 worth of costumes andtoys to provide patients. Additionally, all Seacrest studios teams received a donation of annual adobe creative cloud licenses, a gift with a total value of $10,198. Rsf continued relationships with sago mini, hosting a virtual story time live from the sago mini studio for patients and families in all studio locations. The group donatedsubscription boxes filled with educational crafts to all rsf hospital partners for patients to learn and explore their creativetalents. Through a relationship with love your melon, rsf was ableto coordinate the donation of more than $70,680 worth of beanies,superhero books and masks to patients and their families. In 2022, rsf continued to expand the Seacrest studios pre-recorded content library, providing access to performances, virtual field trips, artist created content, and more. New relationships secured provided approximately 65 hours of additional programming.in 2022, rsf announced two new studios to be built at le bonheur children's hospital in memphis, tn and primary children's hospital in salt lake city, utah.with regards to programming, the 11 Seacrest studio locations reached approximately 2.3 million patients and families, broadcasted 10,600 hours in live shows and hosted 530patient- created shows. It is also important to the Foundation to reachout to the community and involve students from local universi ties.therefore, the organization provides students with the opportunity togain first- hand experience through an internship program at Seacrest studios in broadcasting, programming and operating a multimedia center.the Foundation, in partnership now with 11 hospitals, has worked withmore than 100 universities and had more than 1,100 interns, in which 21have been hired to work in a Seacrest studio or an internal ryanseacrest subsidiary.

Grants made by RSF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Children's Hospital ColoradoFunding To Improve Studios$0
Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)Funding To Improve Studios$0
Vanderbilt University Medical CenterFunding To Improve Studios$0
...and 7 more grants made

Who funds Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Acm Lifting LivesMental Health Program$100,000
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$51,500
American Online Giving FoundationGeneral Support$30,481
...and 6 more grants received

Personnel at RSF

Meredith Seacrest LeachExecutive Director$273,401
Gary SeacrestChief Executive Officer , Chief Financial Officer , Chair$76,769
Nicole MeadVice President of Business Development and Operations$132,885
Meredith SeacrestExecutive Director , Chief Operating Officer / Vice President , Executive Director$271,201
Connie SeacrestVice President$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for RSF

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$1,361,591
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$25,988
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,802
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$1,390,381

Form 990s for RSF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-09-15990View PDF
2021-122022-06-16990View PDF
2020-122021-05-25990View PDF
2019-122020-09-02990View PDF
2018-122019-12-20990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
October 28, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
October 28, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
October 22, 2023
Received grants
Identified 2 new grant, including a grant for $10,000 from The Nascar Foundation
August 17, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
June 13, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $50,000 from Acm Lifting Lives
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General information
1222 16th Avesouth 13
Nashville, TN 37212
Metro area
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
Website URL
(323) 954-2400
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T12: Philanthropy, Voluntarism and Grantmaking Foundations Fund Raising and Fund Distribution
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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