The Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Covering the Entertainment Capital for 77 Years

HFPA Philanthropy

Total amount given away by the HFPA over the last 31 years!
2 224.00
Received scholarships to help them pursue their dreams
Restored, including King Kong (1933) , Paths of Glory (1957) and A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Over the last 25 years, the HFPA has donated $37.5 million to entertainment-related nonprofit organizations, academic programs, and humanitarian organizations, provided more than 1,500 scholarships to college students, and funded the restoration of over 125 classic films. This year, licensing from the Golden Globe Awards has allowed the HFPA to donate over $6 million to 74 nonprofits and colleges that assist diverse filmmakers and students interested in filmmaking, film preservation, journalistic organizations committed to free speech, and humanitarian organizations worldwide that support refugees and that provide critical aid when natural disasters occur.

Roosevelt Hotel, home of the first Golden Globes
What is the Hollywood Foreign Press Association?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is a non-profit organization, the members of which are international journalists based in Southern California. The HFPA has about 90 members who disseminate information about movies and television to the world through their various publications throughout the world. HFPA members attend more than 400 interviews and countless movie and television screenings throughout each year. The group also is famous for starting and continuing to co-produce the annual Golden Globe Awards, held in January each year, and for its philanthropic activities.

Who runs the HFPA?

A president, vice-president, executive secretary, treasurer and board of directors are elected from among the members each year. The general membership meets monthly and has the final say on all decisions. The HFPA also has seven full-time employees, who are not members.

How is the HFPA funded and how is the money used?

The HFPA receives substantial licensing fees for the network broadcasting rights to the Golden Globe Awards and from associated activities such as Golden Globe Awards pre-shows. The HFPA has an annual grants program that distributes sums among various entertainment-related non-profits and to entertainment-related scholarships at major educational institutions. In 2017, the HFPA presented grants in the total amount of $ 2.8 million to 55 institutions, bringing the Association's gift-giving to a total sum near $30 million.

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron presents grants at the 2018 Annual Grants Banquet.


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2020-2021 Officers

President Ali Sar
Vice President Helen Hoehne
Executive Secretary Ruben V. Nepales
Treasurer Janet R. Nepales
Board of Directors
Chair Meher Tatna
Luca Celada
Yoram Kahana
Kirpi Uimonen-Ballesteros
Tina Jøhnk Christensen
Alternate Barbara de Oliveira Pinto
Credentials Committee
Vera Anderson
Kristien Gijbels
Brent Simon
COO / General Counsel Gregory Goeckner
Grants Officer Sandra Cuneo
Chief Advisor,
Digital Media Development & Strategy
Michael Carter
Administrative Manager Karie DiNardo


HFPA Mission Statement

To establish favorable relations and cultural ties between foreign countries and the United States of America by the dissemination of information concerning the American culture and traditions as depicted in motion pictures and television through news media in various foreign countries;

To recognize outstanding achievements by conferring annual Awards of Merit, (Golden Globe® Awards), serving as a constant incentive within the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television;

To contribute to other nonprofit organizations connected with the entertainment industry and involved in educational, cultural, and humanitarian activities;

To promote interest in the study of the arts, including the development of talent in the entertainment field through scholarships given to major learning institutions.