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A multilingual urban Latin dance theater company based in Los Angeles. Recognizing the links between community engagement and artistic production, its performances take inspiration from its communities' experiences, cultural creations, and stories. It intentionally engages diverse audiences and features stories not traditionally heard on the stage.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$60,000
2018

general support, $60,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $120,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$60,000
2017

general support, $60,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $120,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

A social impact gaming nonprofit. Harnessing the narrative power of games to inspire action and connect with audiences beyond traditional media, it facilitates the creation and distribution of digital games to further humanitarian and educational efforts; convenes a community of practice; and empowers game creators to drive real-world impact.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$75,000
2018

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$75,000
2017

general support, $75,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $150,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$50,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

An incubator and presenter of independent films. It partners with filmmakers to bring untold stories to public television and communities around the world. It encourages independent artists to take creative risks and tell complex, character-driven stories that uplift underrepresented voices in order to kindle empathy, combat negative stereotyping, and promote understanding and positive social change.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$250,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

A national storytelling organization. It preserves and shares humanity’s stories in order to build connections and create a more just and compassionate world. It provides people across the country the opportunity to record interviews about their lives, pass wisdom from one generation to the next, and leave a legacy for future generations in its archive at the Library of Congress. Through "One Small Step," it asks people with different political viewpoints to record interviews with each other to help people get to know each other as human beings and remember our common humanity.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$500,000
2018

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2017

general support, $500,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $1,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$500,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

A playwriting project (Each One Reach One) for youth inside detention facilities in the Bay Area. It pairs incarcerated youth with mentors who work with them to write original plays, using non-human characters as metaphorical masks to tell personal stories. The exploration of stories without judgment and the final staged reading in front of an audience of families and community members empower youth to voice their experiences.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$20,000
2018

support for Playwriting and TOTO, $20,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $40,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2017

support for Playwriting and TOTO, $20,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $40,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$20,000
2016

support for Playwriting and Dance

First-Person Storytelling

An institute dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences from the United States and around the world. It connects film, television, new media, and theater artists with audiences to present original voices, inspire new ideas, and create community around independent storytelling. Through mentorship, outreach, community-building, and research to investigate barriers and opportunities for diverse artists, it aims to reach the widest possible array of projects for support across its programs.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$1,000,000
2018

general support, $1,000,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $2,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$1,000,000
2017

general support, $1,000,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $2,000,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$1,000,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

A nonprofit devoted to the art and craft of storytelling. Built on the principle that sharing personal experiences prompts us to see each other's storied complexity, it inspires a worldwide community of courageous storytellers and connects them to compassionate listeners. It uncovers and elevates stories that are often overlooked, reinforcing our shared humanity.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

An oral history book series and education program. Believing in the importance of  listening to and learning from the firsthand experiences of marginalized communities, it works to advance human rights by amplifying the voices of those impacted by injustice in the United States and globally. Its stories build empathy that fosters critical inquiry into and understanding of seldom-heard stories.

Amount
Year
Purpose
Giving Areas
$150,000
2018

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment two of two, total amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$150,000
2017

general support, $150,000 per year for two years (payment one of two, total amount $300,000)

First-Person Storytelling
$100,000
2016

general support

First-Person Storytelling

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