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

    $15,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    The 2021 grant will support "The Ghouls Next Door," a horror media-analysis podcast that dives into the horror genre, exploring the unique and raw way society and culture influence the genre. The Ghouls Next Door reviews horror media and discuss the history and psychology behind our fears.

    $200,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    A one-year grant to affirm the City of Philadelphia's commitment to community media and digital inclusion. PhillyCAM will advocate for the value of public access television, in order to secure a positive outcome from the upcoming Verizon franchise negotiation for PhillyCAM and PEG channels overall.

    $211,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Media Policy
    Description

    A two-year grant to assess and recommend corrections to the policy failures that enable digital-redlining and other exclusionary practices that disproportionately harm low-income families and communities of color.

    $50,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Description

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

    $25,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    To amplify the diverse ethnic and multicultural community voices of the Olney neighborhood in Philadelphia.

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