About Our Charitable Involvement
Band From TV was created to provide funding and resources for several incredibly worthwhile charities around the world. When it comes to celebrity charity involvement, there is true power in numbers. Coming together, we formed a celebrity rock band on a mission to make a difference in advancing and supporting the charities we feel passionately about.
Band From TV consists of actors, musicians, and athletes who have come together for a common goal; to raise money through music to help those in need. Finding a cure, helping children around the world, protecting our environment, providing educational materials or musical instruments, aiding in natural disasters, or standing up against domestic violence, we will do everything in our power to not only get the message out, but raise much needed funds. Our goal is to make it possible for the charities to have the resources they need do the work they set out to do. The list of organizations we support may change, but one thing remains constant, Band From TV is here to help.
We understand the impact we provide through the sale of band related music and merchandise. Our goal goes way beyond financial contributions. Most celebrities want to help but don’t know how to make the biggest impact. It costs nothing to give. Band From TV will be a model for other celebrities to organize and mobilize in a creative way. Our vision is to bring other celebrities in as guest musicians, support their charities, and in turn, open up our network to everyone. And for those celebrities not musically inclined, there is always a tambourine standing by.
Greg Grunberg performs for The “Talk About It!” Foundation
The ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by Greg Grunberg (star of HEROES, ALIAS and FELICITY) who, as the father of a child with epilepsy, wants to improve the public’s understanding and perceptions of epilepsy. The ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation helps give a voice to people affected by epilepsy. Its goals are:
– To help end stigma by providing public education and awareness so that everyone knows and talks about epilepsy, seizures and proper first aid.
– To provide people with epilepsy and their caregivers support to become more comfortable talking about epilepsy with friends, family, neighbors and colleagues.
– To help unite the epilepsy community
The ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation is also about changing the world. Many important causes are under-represented and misunderstood – from health conditions like epilepsy, to social concerns and environmental issues. The ‘Talk About It!’ Foundation will improve our public conversation. For additional information, please visit www.talkaboutit.org.
Bob Guiney performs for The Art of Elysium and Childrens Hospital LA
The Art of Elysium is dedicated to enriching the lives of artists and critically ill children. We believe that there is a powerful and mutual exchange of hope and appreciation that occurs when artists share their time and talent with children battling serious medical conditions.
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is a nonprofit hospital with a reputation as an international leader in providing state-of-the-art medical care for children. The hospital has a history of pioneering new and minimally-invasive techniques to help children heal faster, and serves as a major regional referral center for children who require life-saving acute care. In addition, Childrens Hospital is a leader in providing family-centered care, integrating family members as partners in a sick or injured child’s recovery.
James Denton performs for The Conservation Fund
The Conservation Fund is the nation’s foremost environmental nonprofit dedicated to protecting America’s land and water legacy for current and future generations. Seeking innovative conservation solutions for the 21st century, the Fund works to integrate economic and environmental goals. Since its founding in 1985, the Fund has helped its partners safeguard wildlife habitat, working landscapes, community “greenspace” and historic sites totaling more than 6 million acres. With 1% fundraising costs and 97% program allocation, The Conservation Fund is recognized as the nation’s top-rated environmental nonprofit by both the American Institute of Philanthropy and Charity Navigator.
Jesse Spencer performs for AMPATH-Kenya
In 1989, Indiana University School of Medicine and Moi University School of Medicine agreed to join together to develop leaders in health care for both the U.S. and Africa. That mission inspired this team to provide invaluable training to future generations of health care providers in both continents. At the turn of the century, in the face of the deadliest pandemic in human history, IU and Moi responded by creating one of Africa’s largest, most comprehensive and effective HIV/AIDS control systems. The Indiana-Kenya Partnership responded to the HIV/AIDS crisis by creating the Academic Model for Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS (AMPATH), which treats over 60,000 HIV-positive patients at 19 sites in both urban and rural Kenya.
Adrian Pasdar plays for the Taia Peace Foundation
Taia Peace Foundation was formed in 2007 with a focus on Sierra Leone and with a single aim: to assist rural communities in overcoming the so-called “resource curse.” From Angola to Zimbabwe, Ghana to Guinea, Liberia to the DRC, Africa is rich in natural resources, yet largely absent is economic development of a level commensurate with what that resource potential might suggest. This disparity helps spawn hot zones of economic instability and social tension, the breeding ground for tragic episodes like the Sierra Leone Civil War of 1991 – 2002. The seed for the creation of Taia Peace germinated near the Taia river in central Sierra Leone, but the foundation’s hope is to work at the behest of communities across Africa as they endeavor to remove the economic barriers that limit their capacity to build a lasting peace.
Scott Grimes plays for Lupus LA
Lupus LA, the West Coast division of the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, promotes lupus research, awareness, and education, and serves the needs of people with lupus and their families in Los Angeles County. Committed to the hope and demonstrated promise of innovative science, Lupus LA partners with the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) to fund novel lupus research that will prevent, treat and cure the complex disease.
With the power of Hollywood and the strength of its volunteer leadership, Lupus LA raises lupus awareness throughout the United States. Its fundraising events harness the might of the media and entertainment industries to spread the word about lupus and its symptoms and dangers, and the need for safe and effective new treatments and a cure.
Hugh Laurie performs for Save the Children
Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves.
Band From TV supports the Guitar Center Music Foundation
The Guitar Center Music Foundation was created to provide funding and resources for music programs across America so that kids and adults alike will have an opportunity to experience the joys of music. We also educate the public on the value of a musical education. With your help, we can make a difference in people’s lives by providing them a gift that lasts a lifetime. The Guitar Center Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. Our mission is to have the benefits of making music available to everyone in the communities in which we serve, to promote its importance through education and media initiatives, and to provide financial and in-kind resources in collaboration with other organizations to achieve our common goal.