Matthew C. Martino started his career serving burgers in local McDonalds. Then this British lad ventured into the film industry to achieve commendable success as an executive and producer. From his exploits of the film industry, the youth showed an exemplary philanthropic display which invited appreciation from all corners. In 2013, he initiated an MMBF Trust which is actually an international charity body created to support actors and filmmakers with £50k endowment. Later another signature enterprise scheme MM Enterprise Award was launched in 2015 on the eve of his 23rd birthday.
Till date, the philanthropist through his MMBF fund has given away about 297 scholarships and grants through various partners to world wide creatives and artists to help them kick start their career. The trust is forecasted to distribute away about 1,000 scholarships and grants at their current momentum rate. The find also has two mini charitable initiatives, the MM Enterprise Award and the Matthew Martino Innovators Fund under its umbrella. The first supports the youth’s business aspirations while the second seek to support artists and creatives exclusively within UK.
Recently, this dynamic and young philanthropist has pledged his entire earnings and royalty to charity. Truly, the MMBF is the testament of this young philanthropist.
The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based international charity that supports filmmakers, actors and individuals studying or working in performing arts worldwide through training grants and scholarships, funding for first time filmmakers and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies. We also support aviation students and aspiring pilots with support towards their fees costs, training material and medical costs.