Aug 8, 2022 10:00 EDT
LOS ANGELES, August 8, 2022 (Newswire.com)
National Association of Theatre Owners California Nevada (NATO California Nevada) announced today that it has awarded $427,500.00 in grant funds to support a variety of arts and social service organizations, including 20 Feeding America food banks, across communities in California and Nevada.
The Association’s charitable fund is committed to building healthier and stronger communities by providing guidance, member engagement, financial grants and resources to arts and social service organizations that enrich the lives of people living in California and Nevada.
With this commitment in mind, the Association’s Community Outreach Committee invites NATO California Nevada members to nominate nonprofit organizations for funding consideration on an annual basis.
“Theater owners in California and Nevada are grateful that movie-goers are returning. Our theaters are still climbing out of a difficult situation created by the Covid pandemic, but recognize many community organizations are still in a difficult place,” said Todd Vradenburg, president and chief executive officer, NATO California Nevada. “In order to preserve the magical cinematic experience now and for future generations, it matters that we support the people who live and work in our communities,” Vradenburg added.
2022 Community Grant Recipients:
Fresh Lifelines for Youth (FLY)
Fulfillment Fund Los Angeles and Las Vegas
Side by Side
Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles
University of San Francisco Nursing School
Variety Boys and Girls Club East Los Angeles
Feeding America Food Banks:
Alameda County Community Food Bank
California Central Food Bank
Feeding America Riverside San Bernardino
Feeding San Diego
FIND Food Bank Indio
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Food Bank Monterey County
Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Food Bank Santa Barbara County
Food Share Ventura County
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
Placer Food Bank Roseville
Reaching Out Santa Clara County
Redwood Empire Food Bank
Second Harvest Food Bank Orange County
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County
Second Harvest of the Greater Valley
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
SF-Marin Food Bank
Three Square Las Vegas
This year’s grants range from $5,000 to $100,000.
The COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the critical role that NATO California Nevada serves within the theatrical exhibition industry. The Association administered more than $1.25 Million in emergency relief funds to support employees of member movie theatres in California and Nevada who had been laid off during the pandemic and now takes great pleasure in supporting the communities where theaters are located.
Katie Kornfield Communications
Source: National Association of Theatre Owners California/Nevada