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

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    $200,000 - Awarded July 2019

    Focus areas
    Movement Media
    Description

    This two-year grant will support The Village's neighborhood-based media advocacy work through two initiatives: the Juvenile Justice Media Fellowship, and the Civic Power Studio's Media Justice Lab. Through amplifying the voices of local experts—those most affected by systems of injustice and misrepresentation—these initiatives work to reshape narratives and dispel myths, bringing often unheard voices to seats of power and driving positive change for the community.

    $307,500 - Awarded July 2019

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    Building on a successful inaugural Good Pitch Local–Philadelphia program in 2018, this two-year grant will support two subsequent rounds of Good Pitch Local Philadelphia, with the addition of a re-granting program to fund filmmakers and to provide focused facilitation of networking and collaborations among participants.

    $150,000 - Awarded July 2019

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Description

    This six-month planning grant will support research and planning for a new television and radio broadcast series inspired by WYBE's signature series, Philadelphia Stories. In conjunction with exploring a relaunch of the series, PhillyCAM will strengthen its mentorship role, bolstering its role as a community connector and network builder for diverse local media makers and producers.

    $25,000 - Awarded

    Focus areas
    Media Training
    Description

    This one-year grant will continue providing technical engineering support to Philly community radio.

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