At AMC we demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve, and foster the growth and development of our associates through volunteer opportunities, in-kind and monetary donations, and our sustainability programs. To that end, we have developed the AMC Cares Charitable Fund, as well as AMC’s Giving Back, Matching Gift, Associate Scholarship, and Community Pass Donation Programs.
The AMC Cares Charitable Fund was initially created in 1993 as an avenue to fund scholarships for our associates and to provide an outlet for associates to contribute to large-scale disaster relief efforts. Since then, it has grown to become the overall funding vehicle for all AMC charitable activity. Cash awards are made from the fund through the Annual Grant Process. See below for details.
These two programs allow associates to demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve by volunteering their time and/or making personal donations. AMC allows associates paid time-off to support the charity of their choice, and also matches their personal donations on a dollar-for-dollar basis. We empower our associates to get involved with charities because we believe that taking action is vital to the communities where we live and work.
Qualifying organizations may receive movie passes to use as prizes for fundraisers, charity auctions, volunteer recognition, or incentives for clients, students, or participants. Donations cannot exceed more than 10 passes per organization, and only one donation may be made to an organization per calendar year. To request a movie pass donation from your local theatre, click the link below to complete the online application.
To request a movie pass donation from a local theatre, click the button below.
We support the education of our theatre-level associates and families of our corporate associates through scholarship awards. To qualify for these awards applicants must demonstrate commitment to their education (through high GPA) and to their communities (through community service hours). Scholarships are paid directly from the AMC Cares Charitable Fund.
Additionally, AMC participates in national programs aligned with our Guiding Principle of Service:
Sensory Friendly Films provides special opportunities for families impacted by autism and other disabilities to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. Every month, dedicated auditoriums are programmed with the lights slightly up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to enjoy the theatre experience in whatever way works for them.
AMC's Summer Nights benefits the Will Roger's Foundation, Autism Speaks, and The Autism Society. This program gives our guests an opportunity to give back through movie going. Purchase a ticket for a recent blockbuster at a significantly reduced price with a portion of the proceeds going to charity.
AMC fights against AIDS through the "Choose (RED) Save Lives" initiative. From June 1 to June 10, 2013, AMC donated 40 cents for every ticket sold at all of its theatres nationwide, up to $100,000, to the Global Fund. We also donated screen time to help (RED) reach AMC guests through a PSA.
We recognize that the more than 26 million working age people with disabilities represent a huge, largely untapped resource for great talent. The FOCUS (Furthering Opportunities, Cultivating Untapped Strengths) is an employment outreach program that partners with local, state and national support agencies to employ qualified people with disabilities at our theatres “on purpose.”
AMC’s Annual Grant Process was introduced to address requests for monetary support from The AMC Cares Charitable Fund and other in-kind donations for charitable purposes. The AMC Cares Charitable Fund is administered by the Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Applicants should represent qualified nonprofit organizations focused on children’s charities. We specifically aim to strengthen AMC communities through investments in programs that positively impact the areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education and employment.
The term charitable is used in its generally accepted legal sense and includes relief of the poor, the distressed, or the underprivileged; advancement of religion; advancement of education or science; erecting or maintaining public buildings, monuments, or works; lessening the burdens of government; lessening neighborhood tensions; eliminating prejudice and discrimination; defending human and civil rights secured by law; and combating community deterioration and juvenile delinquency.
To request a grant, click the link below to complete the online application. Grants may include cash awards, national on-screen AMC advertising, AMC Annual Passes, AMC theatre screenings, or individual passes.
Please note that online grant applications may only be submitted once per year. The application process will open on July 1, 2013. Only requests submitted online before July 31, 2013 at 5PM CST (deadline) will be considered. All grant recipients will be notified by Aug. 17, 2013. Attendance by an appropriate organizational representative at the AMC Invitational at The National Golf Club of Kansas City on Sept. 17, 2013 is required to activate awards.