ASIFA-Hollywood has this year earmarked nearly $150,000 for animation-based programs and events. The budget breakdown includes $15,000 for Community Assistance, $29,000 for Film & Art Preservation, $58,000 for Education, $23,000 for Outside Events & Sponsorships, $6,000 for Worldwide Outreach and $19,000 for Floating Funds to be used as needed.
“Just two or three years ago, we could not have done any of this,” remarked Frank Gladstone, ASIFA-Hollywood executive director. “But, over time, our finances have become much more stable and now we can do what nonprofits are supposed to do, return funds to benefit the community.”
ASIFA-Hollywood is now the largest chapter of the international ASIFA organization, and supports a wide range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, film preservation, Animation Educators Forum, the Animation Center building project, special events, screenings and animation festival support. The chapter also puts on the annual Annie Awards — the 44th edition is set for February 4, 2017.