Grants to Community Initiatives
2013 (Duration 6 months)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — To support the planning phase of a communications initiative to use documentary films to contribute positively to the immigration debate.
2012 (Inactive Grant)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Active Voice, a project of Community Initiatives, is one of the most experienced and effective strategic communications groups using film, television, and multimedia for public education and policy change. Active Voice will use this grant to develop and implement a coordinated set of public outreach and engagement activities to raise awareness about the pressing problems affecting the juvenile justice system and the need for policy reform by using a documentary film about the Luzerne, Pennsylvania, "kids for cash" judicial scandal for outreach and public engagement activities to promote juvenile justice systems reform.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — In support of a project on the use and impact of documentary films to educate the public and contribute to civic engagement in public policy issues (over two years).
The MacArthur Foundation awarded Community Initiatives $650,000 between 2003 and 2013.