The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) presented $485,000 in donations to various US charities and institutions at its annual installation luncheon yesterday, bringing the total amount of donations granted by the HFPA in the last seven years to $2.485m.

The HFPA, the group of foreign journalists which presents the Golden Globe Awards each year, gave $200,000 to film restoration organisation The Film Foundation, a gift which was accepted by Clint Eastwood on its behalf.

Other donations were presented to The Sundance Institute for international film-makers, The California Institute Of The Arts School Of Film/Video, The American Film Institute (conservatory scholarship), the UCLA School Of Theatre, Film & Television, California State University, Northridge, Dept Of Cinema/TV Arts, USC School Of Cinema-Television, Eastwing Educational Center, Independent Feature Project/West, FilmAid and The Douglas Foundation.

'The Hollywood Foreign Press Association is proud of its contributions to the entertainment industry and equally proud of its annual donations to those worthy charitable organizations that serve the community so well,' said HFPA president Dagmar Dunlevy. 'We're also delighted that we can contribute to the education of a new generation of filmmakers whose work will inspire us in the years to come.'

Also announced were checques presented to Columbia University School of the Arts, North Carolina School of the Arts, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation, The Actors' Fund of America, KCET, Los Angeles Conservancy, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation, Actors and Others for Animals, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Young Musicians Foundation, and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts.