Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation

Will Rogers Institute's mission is to perpetuate the memory of Will Rogers by promoting and engaging in medical research pertaining to cardio-pulmonary diseases and educating the general public on pulmonary health. Most of the Will Rogers Institute-sponsored research is conducted at our research hospitals: Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and USC. The Institute also sponsors research fellowships in lung diseases at universities and medical centers throughout the U.S., thereby helping to train future leaders of lung research to serve our children and future generations. As of 2002, we also have the Pioneers Assistance Fund which provides financial assistance for members of the motion picture industry (exhibition, distribution, trade services) who are facing an illness or life changing event. The Brave Beginnings program was created in 2015 to provide neonatal ventilator equipment to hospitals across the country to make sure premature babies survive and thrive.

Charity Navigator Ratings

Overall Rating

(2/4)|78.98 Score


(2/4)|70.28 Score

Accountability & Transparency

(4/4)|100 Score



Headquarter Address

6767 Forest Lawn Drive
Ste 303
Los Angeles, CA 90068