5 Women In Film Non-Profits to Support This Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday; a day during the holiday season designed to be refreshingly counterintuitive to commercialism, Black Friday’s mobs and Cyber Monday’s online shopping carts. It’s a day to contribute to changes in society and bring hope to our future for the new year ahead.

2017 has been kind of a crazy year here in Hollywood. Harvey Weinstein became one of many creeps to serve as the catalyst of the #metoo movement, which will hopefully lead to a positive shift in the industry’s power structure. That, along with record-breaking films by, for, and about women (hello Wonder Woman, Girls Trip, and Lady Bird) studios are finally starting to take note. To quote Reese Witherspoon, “Films with women at the center are not a public service project. They are a big-time, bottom-line-enhancing, money-making commodity.”

This Giving Tuesday, let’s make some more waves in the film & television industry by contributing to organizations that empower diverse voices. Here are some 501c3 non-profit organizations that support women both behind and in-front of the camera.

 

Alliance of Women Directors

“The Alliance of Women Directors is committed to education, advocacy and career advancement for women directors in film, television and new media. Through mentorship, member networking with the creative community, educational events and advocacy we seek to address industry-wide imbalances and advance the art, craft and visibility of women directors.”

How to Contribute:

Go to website, click “DONATE” button. This will connect you to PayPal Donate.

 

CineFemme

“Cinefemme incubates films by women filmmakers and is the only West Coast non-profit organization with a fiscal sponsorship program exclusively dedicated to projects helmed by women directors, producers, and writers. Cinefemme’s mission is to change the cultural narrative by getting more diverse voices and stories heard, and with over 40 fiscal sponsorees and 100 members, we are making a unique mark for women everywhere.”

How to Contribute:

Facebook Donate

Via Website

By check: (“For Cinefemme” in memo):  

Cinefemme

1507 7th St. #477

Santa Monica, CA 90401 

 

The Film Collaborative

“The Film Collaborative (TFC) is the first non-profit committed to distribution education and facilitation of independent film. TFC offers independent filmmakers a full range of services, including fiscal sponsorship, education about distribution, marketing and distribution services. TFC is a diverse organization, woman owned and operated, works with many female, LGBT and filmmakers from underrepresented groups.”

How to Contribute:

To make a general donation: 

http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/join/donate

To donate to a fiscally sponsored project:

http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/fiscalsponsorship/projects/

 

Girls with Gifts, Inc.

“The mission of Girls With Gifts, Inc. (GWG) is to cultivate the talents of young ladies, ages 12-18, with emphasis on the arts, education, and self-empowerment. Our organization focuses on personal development, mental health, service to others and scholastic excellence. Following the mantra, “Reach Back, Pull Forward,” GWG is an organization focused on changing the world through passionate young women, one gift at a time.”

How to Contribute:

You can donate to Girls with Gifts via website, by purchasing items on AmazonSmile, or by signing up to become a mentor in the Reach Back, Pull Forward Program.

 

GreenLight Women

“GreenLight Women is an alliance of accomplished creative and business professionals whose mission is to champion women and promote diverse perspectives in media.

To be a member of this organization you must have a minimum of ten years experience in the film, television, digital, media, and/or entertainment business. Members have the opportunity to avail themselves, of various programs, events and film screenings. GreenLight Women vets and reviews all membership through an application process.”

How to Contribute:

Go to website, and click the “DONATE” button. This will connect you to PayPal donate. 

Or By Check: 

GreenLight Women

Attention: Evette Murphy, Controller 

C/O Loeb & Loeb LLP

10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90067

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