This fund provides grants to support short films and/or other visual stories that can be completed and distributed quickly. The current political climate has driven home the need for a vibrant public debate grounded in an understanding of the myriad ways these issues affect individuals, families and communities. Deployed quickly, in a range of formats, these stories amplify the work of individual leaders, nonprofits and movements.
Love the Sinner is a short documentary exploring the Evangelical roots of homophobia in the wake of the recent gun massacre in Orlando.
Marching Forward is an inspiring video to be released within days of the Presidential Inauguration in January, 2017, that shares a message of optimism and encourages girls to use their innate power and courage to carry on the work of feminist pioneers of the past.
“The Challenge” follows Jerry Sims, one of Atlanta’s best civil litigation attorneys, as he teams up with a group of legal scholars and Constitutional lawyers to mount a Supreme Court case which will fundamentally change the electoral college system in the United States.
SPECIAL INITIATIVE ON EMERGING FORMS
OF DOCUMENTARY STORYTELLING
This initiative is designed to explore how creative documentary story telling projects including photography, virtual reality, interactive documentary, participatory and other cross-platform projects are contributing to social change in unique ways. Projects are selected for support based on their potential for social impact as well as their potential to offer lessons to the field. Currently, we do not accept unsolicited proposals for this initiative.
A virtual reality journey to the land of indigenous elder Nyarri Morgan and the Martu tribe in the remote Western Australian Pilbara desert.
“By completely re-imagining the relationship of philanthropist and grantee, The Fledgling Fund has invested in a generation of filmmakers to think more boldly about the impact of their stories in the world. Fledgling Fund grants are designed to connect, amplify and leverage the power of stories — and no funder is as committed to the process as Fledgling. They create innovative resources to help their grantees do better, provide breakthrough opportunities for professional and personal development, and most of all, they are a full-on partner in the long road of the journey.”