Friday, April 12, 2024

Pamela Anderson’s 501 c3 Personal Foundation Has Made Only Three Charitable Donations Since 2007


Pamela Anderson has declared herself cured of Hepatitis C. That’s great, and I’m sure a relief to her family.

But what about her 501c3 personal foundation? The Pamela Anderson Foundation. For some reason I thought she established it to help other Hep C sufferers. I was incorrect.

The Foundation, according to all of its Form 990 filings going back to 2007, does nothing. I am not sure why it exists. Anderson has made a total of three donations in all these years. She gave $5000 to a group that helps find water in third world countries, in 2013. In 2008 she made donated $5000 for helping homeless children.

And in 2013, she turned over $100,000 donated to her foundation by now ex husband Rick Salamon to an anti-fracking group. (It may have been part of their divorce.)

But in almost all the years Pamela Anderson Foundation has existed, its accounts have held either no money or a couple hundred dollars. Often the tax return recorded “0” in assets or activity.

Nevertheless, she’s selling a pre owned $100,000 Tiffany ring in her website’s store, as well as other memorabilia.  She’s also selling her Baywatch bathing suit for $50,000.

If she’s given money to PETA or any other group that her foundation’s website says she supports, it wasn’t through this Foundation.  Nevertheless, her site says:

“Pamela Anderson’s philanthropic work – stems from her need to share the attention she gets… with meaning — her love of animals and empathetic style – has drawn her naturally to organizations like PETA — LCS, Mercy for Animals, Sam Simon Foundation and the rest. She has traveled the world Campaigning for the vulnerable.Supporting those on the front lines.”


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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