This year, "The Comedy Awards," has once again joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) to endow the American Comedy Fund, the first-ever charitable fund dedicated exclusively to supporting the comedy community. Without a union, guild, or other protection, many comedians face unique challenges to succeed and survive. The American Comedy Fund will be administered by EIF with The Actors Fund and Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) providing much-needed social services, emergency assistance, health care, insurance, housing, and employment and training services for those comedic performers who qualify during times of need, crisis or transition.
The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), as a leading charitable organization of the entertainment industry, harnesses the collective power of the entire industry to raise awareness and funds for critical health, educational and social issues in order to make a positive impact in our community and throughout the nation.Visit The Entertainment Industry Foundation.
The Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) is a non-profit organization that provides healthcare, independent and assisted living, memory care, retirement care, childcare, financial support and charitable social services to more than 60,000 entertainment industry professionals every year. MPTF is a leader in the development and implementation of services and programs for senior citizens and has been serving the entertainment community for the past 90 years. Visit The Motion Picture & Television Fund.
The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone performers and those behind the scenes who works in performing arts and entertainment. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio, comedy and dance, The Funds programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, skilled nursing and assisted living care, affordable housing, and employment and training services. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, The Actors Fund has for nearly 130 years been a safety net for those in need, crisis or transition. Visit The Actors Fund.