Theatre Owners of California & Nevada Select 2022 Community Grant Recipients

National Association of Theatre Owners Maintain Support for Communities


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LOS ANGELES - August 8, 2022 - (

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

Jacob's Heart

Side by Side

Union Rescue Mission Los Angeles

University of San Francisco Nursing School

Variety Boys and Girls Club East Los Angeles

Vidiots Foundation

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.  


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