The Fledgling Fund is a small private foundation founded in 2005 to improve the lives of vulnerable populations. We provide emerging and mission driven non-profit organizations with funding to help them scale, expand, or strengthen their programs.


For 15 years, Fledgling worked in the area of media, especially in social issue documentary film.  We supported over 400 projects and put over 14 million dollars into the field of social issue documentary film. We are proud to look at the range of issues our grantees have addressed and the important work that has been done to engage audiences and support movements.

As of 2019, the Fledgling Fund is no longer making media and storytelling grants. To learn more about current grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations, go here.