Sunday, April 14, 2024

Jane Fonda Runs an Amazing $5mil Charity in Atlanta For Teens and Young Mothers


I hate to argue with one of my favorite websites, the Smoking Gun. But today they’re making it seem like Jane Fonda is using a personal foundation to store money. Their headline reads: “Jane Fonda Foundation Not So Charitable.” Fonda’s personal foundation, they say, and they are correct from the IRS papers filed, has not disbursed funds in several years. I’ve queried Fonda’s spokesperson about that and we’ll have an answer soon.

However: Fonda herself is incredibly charitable. The two time Oscar winner runs an amazing 4 million dollar charity in Atlanta called GCAPP– Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential.

Last year GCAPP gave almost as much as it took in. Over $4.2 million went to running their Second Chance Homes for young mothers and their children, providing education and assistance to teenagers about pregnancy and helping young women throughout Georgia. Ironically, I was including them on my list this week of charities worthy of donations now at the end of the year.

You can read all about it at


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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