Network Media

A selection of media created and / or supported by funders to drive social change. We’re happy to receive submissions. To submit media projects please email info@mediafunders.org with details.

Change Gon’ Come

Funded by: The California Endowment

The youth media projects The California Endowment funds across the state provide an opportunity for California’s undeserved youth to express themselves through poetry, photography, journalism, and video. The Ryse Center encourages young people to engage community and express themselves. Read more

Merchants of Doubt

Funded by: Participant Media

Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway, MERCHANTS OF DOUBT takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin. Read more

Best Fiends – Malaria No More

Funded by: Gates Foundation, Case Foundation

In October 2014, Malaria No More announced a new partnership with mobile gaming developers Seriously, and their new hit game Best Fiends. A natural fit for each other thanks to the game’s handsome malaria-fighting mosquito Edward, the game created outstanding levels of awareness and education – including record setting web traffic to MalariaNoMore.org and Edward’s online home. Read more

StoryCorpU

Funded by: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

StoryCorps is the acclaimed American oral history project which is helping the country recognize the power and value in the stories we find all around us, teaching the importance of listening and helping us realize that every story counts and every life matters equally. StoryCorps shares select interviews of everyday Americans with the nation over public radio, public television, books and new media. Read more

2014 MacArthur Fellow: Alison Bechdel

Funded by: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. She has authored a number of comic-based works revolving around themes of sexuality and gender, the best-known of which is Dykes to Watch Out For, which was syndicated from 1983-2008. Read more

FilmAid – The Power of Film

Funded by: Frances Lear Foundation, Lois & Irving Blum Foundation, Tides Foundation

In 1999, as the war in Kosovo was raging, independent producer Caroline Baron tuned into a radio story covering the crisis. Read more

Sustainable Jersey

Sustainable Jersey is an organization which offers Garden State municipalities certifications in environmental sustainability. Read more

Looking Past Quarantine to Community Health

Funded by: Open Society Foundations

In between trips to Liberia, Dr. Paul Farmer of Partners In Health visited Open Society Foundation’s offices to discuss his work on Ebola. OSF produced a series of videos featuring experts on the ground who share their wisdom about the current health crisis, and what can and must be done to stop it. Read more

CITIZENFOUR

Funded by: Bertha Foundation, BritDoc Foundation, Sundance Institute Documentary Fund, Vital Projects Fund, Ford Foundation, Participant Media

CITIZENFOUR is a real life thriller, unfolding by the minute, giving audiences unprecedented access to filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald’s encounters with Edward Snowden in Hong Kong, as he hands over classified documents providing evidence of mass indiscriminate and illegal invasions of privacy by the National Security Agency (NSA). Read more

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