Grantee Profile


Grants to Openhood

  • $120,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year)

    Journalism & Media

    PIEDMONT, CALIFORNIA — OpenHood is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 and dedicated to creating stronger, more active, and more connected communities through documentary film, television and digital storytelling. OpenHood is producing the Oakland Police Project, directed by Peter Nicks, an observational documentary that follows the troubled Oakland, California Police Department as it works to rebuild trust with the community it serves. The film will air on public television in 2016.

  • $115,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    PIEDMONT, CALIFORNIA — In support of"The Waiting Room" , a documentary film about the role of emergency rooms in caring for the uninsured.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Journalism & Media

    PIEDMONT, CALIFORNIA — To develop a multimedia project and documentary film about urban public hospitals and the uninsured patients being served by them.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Openhood $285,000 between 1983 and 2015.

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