"The CAA Foundation was the first philanthropic arm of a major Hollywood talent agency, created with the pointed mission of leveraging the power and reach of high-profile individuals…to bring about positive systemic change."

Variety

About Us

We are cultural change-makers accelerating activism.

For more than 25 years, the CAA Foundation has been at the heart of the company—investing in our communities, amplifying causes that impact culture, and helping our clients reach their philanthropic goals. We mobilize on timely initiatives for positive social change by utilizing our convening abilities, broadening public and private partnerships, driving innovative campaigns, and creating scalable solutions. 

Our work continues to evolve, meeting pressing challenges. From bringing the entertainment industry together around An Inconvenient Truth and helping to amplify the conversation around the environment, to supporting COVID-19 healthcare workers with #FIRSTRESPONDERSFIRST, CAA Foundation has worked with clients, partners and colleagues to drive meaningful change.

Our Areas of Focus

We create solutions to reach big, challenging goals.

For our Future: Public Education
We lead and provide support for initiatives that create more resilient and equitable public education.

For our Democracy: Civic Engagement
Through strategic partnerships and coalition building, we work to strengthen democracy by inspiring civic engagement and helping increase voter turnout. 

For our Planet: Climate Crisis
We mobilize our network of culture makers to achieve maximum public awareness, provide an opportunity for action and inspire a global network of climate activists.

For Emergencies: Crisis Response
We provide immediate support and amplify critical needs of organizations working in communities impacted by a crisis.

Our Initiatives

Civic Alliance

Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works, the Civic Alliance is a non-partisan business coalition working together to build a future where all Americans participate in shaping the nation.

Civic Alliance has grown to a community of more than 1,300 companies, with a reach of more than 5.5 million employees and hundreds of millions of consumers.


Learn more about Civic Alliance.

Social Change Fund United

The Social Change Fund United was created by Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and Carmelo Anthony in response to continued racial injustice. The organization seeks to utilize collective influence and resources to make a greater impact in underrepresented communities of color.

The Social Change Fund United supports organizations that work in areas of safety and criminal justice, civic engagement, economic investment, arts and education, and health equity.


Learn more about the Social Change Fund United.

I am a voter.

Created in 2018 and with CAA as the Founding Partner, I am a voter. is a nonpartisan campaign that aims to create a cultural shift around voting and civic engagement. Our mission is to make voter participation mainstream, aspirational, and core to each person’s identity.


Learn more about I am a voter. 

First Responders First

#FIRSTRESPONDERSFIRST is an initiative created by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Thrive Global, and the CAA Foundation to provide frontline healthcare workers with the physical and psychological support and resources they so desperately need as they serve on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.


Learn more about First Responders First.

Full Story Initiative

The Full Story Initiative provides infrastructure within the entertainment industry to encourage more accurate portrayals of complex social issues and historically underrepresented communities in television and film.

 

Learn more about the Full Story Initiative.

Our Impact

Our 2021 Impact Report highlights our recent work, the clients we partnered with, and the communities we served.

Our efforts in 2021 spanned public education, civic engagement, climate change, COVID-19 response, and narrative change.

We launched a national campaign to support students, grew the premier business coalition for civic engagement, convened climate storytellers, invested in movement leaders, supported frontline healthcare workers, helped drive forward inclusive representation on screen, and more!

2021 Impact Report Asset 1
CAA Task Force

Fostering the next generation of leaders.

CAA Task Force is an integral part of our culture. Created in 2002, Task Force consists of emerging leaders within the company who spearhead many of our most significant fundraising and community activities. Operating in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, and London, Task Force contributes volunteer hours and directs financial resources to various causes.

Task Force events provide CAA employees actionable ways to help alleviate some of the most pressing issues facing our communities while providing opportunities to build and strengthen relationships with one another. From hunger to sustainability, education to children's health, Task Force events include hosting job shadow days, building community gardens, cleaning up public spaces, participating in fundraising events, and reading to elementary school students. CAA Task Force also organizes annual benefits that raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for public education and energizes young professionals around charitable work.

Meet the team.
Natalie Tran
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Natalie Tran

East LA native Natalie Tran is passionate about getting out the vote and corporate civic engagement. She proudly serves on the board of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), and the advisory board of the Black Economic Alliance. In her downtime, she loves to tie-dye and visit art museums.

Callie Curry
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Callie Curry

Hailing from Florida, former professional volleyball player Callie Curry focuses on social justice initiatives and philanthropy in sports. She sits on the advisory council of Social Change Fund United.

Ruben Garcia
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Ruben Garcia

Ruben Garcia strives to create equitable access to education and jobs, especially across the entertainment and media fields. Originally from San Diego, he leads the Industry Board for the Latino Film Institute and serves on the Los Angeles Advisory Board for College Track.

Fran Glasenberg
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Fran Glasenberg

A global citizen via Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, and NYC, Fran Glasenberg is passionate about strengthening client nonprofit initiatives, strategizing around the company’s philanthropic engagement, and engaging our employees in service opportunities.

Deborah Marcus
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Deborah Marcus

Deborah Marcus manages CAA’s education and youth development efforts. An LA native, she is a terrific cook and a proud board member of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes Foundation and serves as the LA City Commissioner and Vice Chair, Commission on Children and Family Services.

Adam Umhoefer
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Adam Umhoefer

Adam Umhoefer leads CAA’s climate and sustainability work and helps drive civic engagement initiatives. He formerly served as the Executive Director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Originally from Wisconsin, he loves going on hikes with his two dogs.

Olivia Brooks
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Olivia Brooks

Olivia Brooks is focused on closing the youth education gap and is a member of UN Women Los Angeles. She frequents the pasta station at her local LA farmers market and enjoys psychological thrillers.

Justin Garcia
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Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia is a proud Coloradan, non-profit worker, and environmental activist. He spends his free time reading science fiction, painting, or finding solitude in the wilderness with his dog Boomer.

Tiffany Lam
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Tiffany Lam

Tiffany Lam is dedicated to building grassroots power through organizing, education, and mutual aid — especially in her native Boyle Heights and Chinatown communities in Los Angeles.

Travis Merriweather
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Travis Merriweather

Merriweather joined the agency in 2022 to help drive the efforts in civic engagement and client servicing. Previously, he served as Senior Political Strategist at ICM Partners, the in-house political consultancy for ICM clients and staff.