Our Sponsors & Partners

Networking is a critical life skill for anyone pursuing a career in media production, so as a part of our curriculum, we invite industry professionals into the workshop to participate, to share their stories, and offer brass-tacks, vocational pointers.  It's also an opportunity for our champions in the industry–potential future employers–to see how amazing our participants are.

We couldn’t do what we do without the spirit and generosity of our donors, industry supporters, and professional mentors.

We thank the individual donors who form our community of transformation, allowing us to bring change to those that need it most. ManifestWorks would not exist without their support.

Additionally, we are grateful to the following philanthropic foundations for sustaining our operations from our earliest days, and continuing to invest in those in need of a first chance:

  • Katie McGrath and JJ Abrams Family Foundation
  • Diane + Dorothy Brooks Foundation 
  • California Community Foundation
  • California Wellness Foundation
  • Roger Firestone Foundation
  • Larson Charitable Foundation
  • The Edward F Limatio Foundation
  • pH Family Foundation
  • Richard Saloman Family Foundation

The mentorship and sponsorship of our industry partners gives our participants direct experience in the world of production. Our partners in the industry host our classes and provide jobs that launch new careers. We celebrate our champions, including:

  • Mophonics
  • Panavision
  • Prettybird
  • Quixote Studios
  • Reset
  • Skunk Films
  • Smuggler
  • The Whitehouse 
  • theHuge
  • Tool
  • Zambezi
  • Anonymous Content
  • Arts & Sciences 
  • Biscuit Filmworks
  • Carbon VFX
  • Company3
  • Furlined
  • HBO
  • Hollywood Center Studios
  • Lionsgate
  • The Mill