What We Fund
Ensuring that the stories available represent the varied communities that make up our world.
Building connections across lines of difference through exposing audiences to others’ lives, experiences, cultures, and perspectives.
Creating moments of reflection and shared dialogue around values and assumptions, with an emphasis on participatory community storytelling.
We are still learning about and exploring opportunities in this area. We expect our parameters to evolve and become clearer as we grant. We currently:
prioritize organizations with a broad reach (national or significant regional footprint)
are agnostic about a storyteller's medium — we support stories in all forms
seek partners who reduce barriers for storytellers and audiences
do not fund storytelling for the sake of advocacy, fundraising, or marketing campaigns
examples of organizations we have funded: StoryCorps, Magnum Cultural Center, Youth Speaks