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

    $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.

    $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.

    $10,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Community-Centered Journalism
    Description

    To amplify local voices in the City of Chester in Delaware County, PA, and fostering individual agency and collective social action.

    $250,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Representation in Media
    Archives
    Media Training
    Description

    A two-year grant to The Colored Girls Museum (TCGM) ($250,000), for general operating support and the promotion and archiving of the stories of Black girls and women. TCGM's mission is to be a public ritual for the protection, praise, and grace of the ordinary extraordinary Black girl.

    $50,000 - Awarded December 2021

    Focus areas
    Community-Centered Journalism
    Media Training
    Representation in Media
    Description

    To empower Germantown residents to tell their own stories digitally through a series of trainings focused on audio production, podcasting, show development and streaming.

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