The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation recently presented $20,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations during the Chamber’s monthly mixer that took place on the scenic patio of Wood & Vine. The grants awarded were made possible through the proceeds generated from Foundation events and fundraising efforts.
“These grants are a direct financial investment and ongoing commitment by our local business community in support of Hollywood’s non-profits, arts organizations, youth services and underserved populations,” said Beth Marlis, Chair of the Community Foundation for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. “It’s an honor to support their efforts and our community through our Foundation’s grant-making program,” continued Marlis. “We awarded $20,000 in grants to eleven organizations. I’m extremely proud of and inspired by the incredible work that our diverse community non-profits do on a daily basis.”
The Foundation presented grants to the following community organizations:
- Melba Culpepper received a $2,500 grant on behalf of the Boys & Girls Club of Hollywood for the support of their music program. (http://www.bgchollywood.com)
- Pierson Blaetz received a $2,500 grant on behalf of Greenway Arts Alliance to provide funding for the Institute of the Arts. (http://www.greenwayarts.org)
- Christine Tavolacci received a $2,500 grant on behalf of The Harmony Project for its Teaching Artist Program. (http://www.harmony-project.org)
- Linda Horner received a $2,500 grant on behalf of Hollywood Arts Council for its Art Program (SOAR) and art supplies. (http://www.hollywoodartscouncil.org)
- Kitty Gordillo received a $2,500 grant on behalf of the Hollywood Police Activities League (PAL) in order to fund its Martial Arts Program. (http://www.hollywoodpal.org)
- Julia Dean received a $997 grant on behalf of The Los Angeles Center of Photography for the support of their Spark Program at LeConte Middle School. (http://www.lacphoto.org)
- Robert Schwartz received a $2,500 grant on behalf of the Los Angeles City College Foundation to provide funding for text book program. (http://www.laccfoundation.org)
- Larry Laboe received a $2,500 grant on behalf of NewFilmmakers LA in support of its annual program and film development. (http://www.nfmla.org)
- Bart Verry received a $2,500 grant on behalf of The Pablove Foundation to support its Shutterbugs Program for students with cancer. (http://www.pablove.org)
- Richard Valenza received a $2,500 grant on behalf of RaiseAChild organization for their December Adoption Event. (http://www.raiseachild.us)
- Kathy Riley received a $2,500 grant on behalf of the We Can, Pediatric Brain Tumor Network for transportation costs to the brain tumor facility. (http://www.wecan.cc)
Founded in 1996, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation is an organization within the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce that promotes outreach and the well-being of the non-profit organizations within the community. The Foundation has awarded more money each year than in the previous year and accepts grant applications twice a year with the deadlines being at the end of May and then another at the end of October.
“The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation has awarded over $800,000 in grants to our local non-profits and community organizations so far,” said Marlis.
The Foundation has awarded $52,250 in grants over the past year. The Foundation’s upcoming fundraiser All Hollow’s Eve Party will be held on Thursday, October 27th at the historic Hollywood Forever. Early Crow Special rates are $35 for members. Click here to get your tickets today
Coltrane Powdrill is an intern at the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce currently majoring in Communication at California Lutheran University. He enjoys playing basketball, asking questions, and spending time with family and friends.