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Outfest protects our past, showcases our present and nurtures our future by fostering artistic expression of gender, sexuality, and LGBTQ culture and its transformative social impact on the world. Their mission aims to create visibility to diverse LGBTQIA+ stories and empowers storytellers, building empathy to drive meaningful social change. Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world to audiences of nearly a million, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers and protected more than 20,000 LGBT films and videos.
The Emma Bowen Foundation is building a more diverse media industry. We recruit promising students of color and place them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation's leading media and technology companies, provide the media and tech industries with a pipeline of young talent and emerging leadership, and advocate for best practices in diverse hiring, retention, and advancement.
Documentary storytelling expands our understanding of shared human experience, fostering an informed, compassionate and connected world. The International Documentary Association (IDA) is dedicated to building and serving the needs of a thriving documentary culture. Through its programs, IDA provides resources, creates community and defends rights and freedom for documentary artists, activists and journalists
Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation was created to engage and educate the next generation of television professionals. The Foundation has helped thousands of talented students find their voices, refine their skills and forge rewarding careers in every area of the television industry. They include prominent writers, producers, documentarians, creative executives, network presidents and more. Understanding the critical role of both educators and students, the Television Academy Foundation nurtures future leaders and storytellers by providing opportunities through our prominent programs.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) amplifies the voice of the LGBT community by empowering real people to share their stories, holding the media accountable for the words and images they present, and helping grassroots organizations communicate effectively. By ensuring that the stories of LGBT people are heard through the media, GLAAD promotes understanding, increases acceptance, and advances equality.
Step Up is a mentorship nonprofit providing the structure for girls (and those who identify with girlhood) to define their ideal destination and get there -- wherever that destination may be. Through Step Up, girls experience more than just mentorship. They'll find community, feel empowered to expand their horizons, and develop the skills they need to navigate life’s path with confidence. After participating in Step Up: 83% of teens say they're more CONFIDENT 84% of teens say they're more CAREER-READY 82% of teens say they're more CONNECTED
Global Fund for Children envisions a future where all children and youth enjoy equal resources and opportunities in society, and live free from violence, discrimination, and exploitation. Our mission is to partner with community-based organizations around the world to help children and youth reach their full potential and advance their rights.
A team of volunteers, trained specialists, and professionals each with essential expertise (history, aviation, diving, navigation), who are dedicated to locating and assisting with identifying American prisoners of war and missing in action from World War Two and other conflicts around the globe. This effort is done through detailed research and exploration while consistently coordinating with appropriate national authorities.
National Novel Writing Month organizes events where children and adults find the inspiration, encouragement, and structure they need to achieve their creative potential. Our programs are web-enabled challenges with vibrant real-world components, designed to foster self-expression while building community on local and global levels.
We're engaging communities worldwide in charting a sustainable future - for all of us! With inclusive participation our goal and mapmaking our medium, Green Map System empowers a diverse global movement that promotes local green living, natural, cultural and social resources. Today, in 1,000 cities, villages and neighborhoods in 65 countries, Green Maps are guiding millions to make climate-smart everyday decisions that promote the uniqueness of home and protect the species that share it with us. Working collaboratively since 1995, we expand the demand for healthier, more vibrant communities with our adaptable mapmaking tools and universal icons, multi-lingual participatory websites, workshops and regional hubs. Transforming local information into global interaction, our interactive Open Green Map platform invites the public to enhance the maps as well as explore them.