Philanthropy

Giving Back to Our Community

Philanthropy

Military Animal Project (MAP)

With over 46,000 veterans living in Ventura County and an estimated 6,500 active members at Naval Base Ventura County, Military Animal Project (MAP) has a unique opportunity to positively impact the lives of many of our nation’s heroes. Whenever possible, MAP works with animal rescue organizations and local shelters, such as Ventura County Animal Services, the Agoura Animal Shelter, and the LA County Department of Animal Care & Control to rescue, train and pair dogs with veterans suffering from PTS(d) or traumatic brain injury who could benefit from an Emotional Support Animal or Psychiatric Service Dog. In addition, we have partnered with a professional Therapeutic Veteran Equine Program, Veteran Barn Door Project, and we also provide certified Therapy Dogs to help facilitate Veteran’s therapy sessions. With a dedicated, volunteer team, MAP is changing the lives of animals and veterans, one match at a time. Healing Vets, with Professionally Trained Pets. MAP serves the cities of Agoura Hills, Calabasas, Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Ventura and Woodland Hills.

IATSE Local 871

IATSE Local 871 is a diverse family union with over 2,000 members, including Script Supervisors/Continuity Coordinators, Teleprompter Operators, Production Coordinators, Assistant Production Coordinators, Art Department Coordinators, Production Accountants, Assistant Production Accountants, Payroll Accountants, Stage Managers (Sports Venue), Tape A.D.s & Phone A.D.s (Sports Venue), Time Out Coordinators (Sports Venue), and Graphics/Font Coordinators (Sports Venue).

IATSE recognizes and supports these talented folks who make up a diverse union family, while being a dynamic part of the entertainment industry.

MPTF

The Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) supports our entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.

With a spirit of philanthropy & volunteerism, MPTF is supported by the philanthropy and volunteer services of fellow entertainment industry members. Our industry is unique and we have a history of taking care of our own like no other industry in the world. People are at the heart of what we do each and every day and it’s because of the extraordinary generosity of countless donors, families, and volunteers, that we can deliver services to thousands of people each month.

Gary Sinise Foundation

The Gary Sinise Foundation serves our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. They do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen and build communities.

The Soldiers Project

The Soldiers Project is a 501(c)(3) organization helping service members face the challenges of returning home from combat – providing free, individualized psychological treatment to those men and women who have served in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts (as well as their support systems: spouses, parents, children, grandparents, boyfriends, girlfriends, friends, and colleagues). Because when a soldier goes to war, their loved ones go to war with them.

The mental health professionals at The Soldiers Project understand the far-reaching consequences of war-related experiences and the toll that the cycle of pre-deployment to deployment and then to homecoming can take. They provide the support that is needed to help smooth the transition back to family and civilian life.

President Ronald Reagan Marine Corps League Det 597

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and FMF Navy Chaplains and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Ventura County Military Collaborative

Every month VCMilC holds an open forum where representatives from local government, non-profit agencies, and individuals come together to address the needs and issues in our military community. Topics include VA benefits, emergency assistance, and issues impacting the Veteran community. Additionally, events, fundraisers, and volunteer opportunities are also discussed.

Paw Works

Paw Works is a nonprofit rescue organization that partners with county and city shelters to give abandoned animals a second chance at life. Through pet adoption and community programs, we focus on responsible pet ownership and solutions that address animal overpopulation and abandonment.

Veterans of Foreign War

Veterans of Foreign War foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. Their mission is to serve our veterans, the military and our communities, while advocating on behalf of all veterans.