Community Storytelling

Focus Areas
Movement Media
Immigrant Voices
Community-Centered Journalism
Media Policy

The Greater Philadelphia region is a hub for grassroots media groups and projects that have deep roots in the communities they serve. At the same time, they don't have consistent access to resources that would help them grow and strengthen their organizations, support the important role they play in their communities, and give them equal footing with white-led/mainstream media organizations.

The Community Storytelling program supports work that amplifies voices, ideas, and solutions rarely heard in the media and tells complex stories with care and compassion. The program focuses on organizations and projects that use audiovisual multimedia tools to center voices from underrepresented communities.

What We Support

    Projects

    $80,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Community-Centered Journalism
    Description

    A one-year grant to continue the organization's work with the Shift the Narrative collaborative which helps build power in local communities by bringing together journalists and communities members to learn from and work with one another on collaborative reporting projects, with the goal of building lasting trusted relationships and creating community-centered processes and narratives within newsrooms.

    $10,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Youth
    Description

    The “What is Sex?” podcast provides a platform for adults to reflect on their early experiences with sexuality and bodies in order to heal and better support young people in their development.

    $50,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Description

    For general operating support of WHGE-LP, Delaware's first and only Black-owned radio station.

    $50,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    For general operating support of Uptown Radio.

    $50,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Immigrant Voices
    Description

    For signal improvement planning and community programming at Radio CATA.

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