Universal Studios Hollywood’s philanthropic division, the Discover A Star Foundation, is committed to helping the local community by providing grants to organizations whose initiatives target children’s health, well-being and homeless intervention.
Originally founded in 1993 as a college scholarship program for graduating high school seniors, Discover A Star redefined its mission in 2004 to provide financial assistance to neighboring nonprofit groups linked to the foundation’s newly outlined mission. To date, Discover A Star has provided financial assistance to nearly 60 nonprofit organizations.
Beyond Discover A Star, Universal Studios Hollywood strives to foster positive change and impact the community through a variety of programs and in-kind donations. Through “Volunteers on Location,” employees reach out to non-profits by donating their time and resources; and through its “Compassion Program,” Universal Studios Hollywood welcomes terminally ill children on a daily basis into the Theme Park for a brief respite from their medical treatments.