The UIP Charitable Trust was set up by United International Pictures. UIP, a joint venture of Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, is the world's largest distributor of feature films to theatrical (cinema) markets worldwide, outside of North America. UIP, which is headquartered in the Netherlands and the UK. It distributes not just the films of its two shareholder studios but also those of Dreamworks and many other independent producers. The UIP Charitable Trust makes grants to a range of charitable organisations in the UK and internationally.