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Your Story Is yours. courageous. important. joyous.

Change the way stories are told, who tells them, and who holds the power in media and digital access.

We’re redefining philanthropy so you can redefine media

The Independence Public Media Foundation connects creators, industry experts, community organizations, and philanthropists to support community-driven media-making and storytelling. We’re committed to transforming the Greater Philadelphia region into a hub for community-owned media, redefining the role of community in philanthropy, and evolving to best meet the needs of the people we serve.

Our work is led by your work

Grantees are community organizations, documentary filmmakers, digital storytellers, journalists, grassroots media groups, and more. We prioritize Philadelphia-based media-makers, small organizations and start-ups as well as creators from marginalized groups. See our grantee partners to get inspired—and see yourself in their work.

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Grantee Spotlight


“There are a lot of barriers for filmmakers, film exhibitors, and audiences looking to have access to independent films. We’re honored to create a space not only for ourselves but for filmmakers and audiences who need a space to call home.”

Who we serve informs how we fund

We invest in media-making and storytelling efforts that honor the humanity, diversity, and power of community. We also support work that fights inequitable systems that have created access barriers to digital technology.

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