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Ways to Give

A wide range of ways to give meaningfully to your community

For nearly 100 years, donors like you have kept MPTF in a supporting role – providing vital charitable services and programs to the entertainment industry community and carrying on the legacy of taking care of our own. See below the variety of ways to give back to MPTF. We are a 501(c)(3) charity, (Federal Tax ID# 95-1652916). All contributions to MPTF are tax-deductible under IRS code 170(b).


Our Annual Fund is the backbone of our organization. These funds are set aside to cover essential operational costs and are applied to the greatest need. Your commitment to MPTF allows this nearly 100-year-old organization to continue taking care of our own by providing essential programs to the entertainment industry community.

Please consider making a Recurring Gift. This allows us to know that funds will be there in the future to provide aid to members of our industry that are in need.

There are so many ways to give: tribute gifts, payroll pledge, gifts of stock, grants from Donor Advised Funds (DAF), vehicle donations, and through the Amazon Smile Foundation. If you have questions about these many ways to give, we’d be happy to discuss these options with you. Please feel free to email us at or give us a call at the number at the bottom of the page.


Established in 1921, MPTF has provided a critical safety net to the Southern California entertainment community for nearly 100 years. We need your help in sustaining and building our foundation of care and support for the next 100 years. Whether that’s through joining our Annual Fund, increasing your support, or getting involved with our Capital Campaign—we need and are grateful for your continued generosity.

The 100th Campaign covers both: necessary renovations to our campus where we provide residential living to our industry’s retirees for aging well with dignity and purpose; and, ensures continued growth of our community health and social services including temporary financial assistance and case management. These needs fall outside those in our standard Annual Fund. As our founder, Mary Pickford, often said: “We see a need and we fill it.”


Give to MPTF through your estate in a variety of ways: make MPTF a beneficiary, include MPTF in your will, or establish a charitable annuity. Give to MPTF through your estate in a variety of ways: simply making MPTF a beneficiary of a retirement account or life insurance policy; leaving MPTF your home in a will; establishing a charitable gift annuity to provide income to you and a gift to MPTF. Our Planned Giving team can help you find the right way to give back to MPTF for you.


Through a tribute gift to MPTF, your donation will mean so much to so many. MPTF will acknowledge your thoughtfulness by sending a personalized card to the individual you designate. Your personal tribute is a perfect choice for birthdays and anniversaries. It’s also a great way to say congratulations, get well, or send holiday greetings. Tribute gifts can also honor the memory of a loved one, a friend, or a colleague in lieu of gifts or flowers.


For nearly 100 years, the extraordinary generosity of the entertainment community has enabled us to deliver charitable services to members in need. MPTF has worked closely through the years with many different industry partners, from unions and guilds to studios and networks. Click on a logo below for additional information about two of our partners.