Austin, TX — February 20, 2019 —Tim League, founder and CEO of Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, today announced the launch of the Alamo Drafthouse Community Fund, an endowment of $2,000,000 meant to expand the impact of the company’s charitable donations all across the country. League also announced a 2019 charitable giving goal of $1,000,000 via national and local partnerships.
“Fostering community and doing the right thing are core values for our company,” said League. “And this year we want to embed philanthropy into everything Alamo Drafthouse does.”
The Community Fund will focus on increasing Alamo Drafthouse’s support of a wide variety of issues, including (but not limited to):
● Educational programming like PBS Kids that raise funds for local PBS affiliates.
● Civic engagement and voter registration efforts through partnerships with the League of Women
● Film preservation via the company’s sister nonprofit, the American Genre Film Archive.
● Tackling accessibility issues so that everyone has a great time seeing movies at Alamo Drafthouse.
This happens through investments in technology, increased outreach to local schools and community
groups, and continuing support of Alamo For All sensory-friendly screenings and Open Caption
screenings for deaf and hearing-impaired guests.
● Assisting with basic needs like hunger and chronic homelessness with groups like Feed America and
Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
It was also announced that Alamo Drafthouse co-founder Karrie League has assumed a brand-new role leading the company’s sustainability effort. Plans include the elimination of plastic straws across the Alamo Drafthouse system, waste reduction and composting, and finding ways to source more local ingredients and materials. Fundraising efforts will launch this April in conjunction with the release of the acclaimed documentary THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, supporting nonprofits working to protect the environment.