We are in the process of uploading each and every one of the grants theHF has given since our inception in 1998. As you can imagine, it takes time to catalogue over 800 grantees, so we encourage you to come back frequently and check out our new additions.

GRANTEE
YEAR
YEAR
ISSUE
ISSUE
PROGRAM
The Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
2014
Girls and Women, Philanthropy
The Women’s Fund is dedicated to increasing support in Middle Tennessee for programs serving women and girls. The Women’s Fund was established within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee in 1994 by a committee of community leaders who wanted to invest in long-term solutions for transforming the lives of women and girls, improving the well-being of the entire community. Our President, Ruth Ann Harnisch, was an early force behind the Power of the Purse fundraiser. Learn more about their work at bit.ly/1BKklyF.
Sundance Institute Women Filmmakers Initiative
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
Underwriting the Sundance Institute Coaching Program for the Women Filmmakers Initiative, theHF in partnership with Renee Freedman & Co. provides a year of coaching support, matching mentees with a distinguished professional coach. We are investing in the power of storytelling as well as the power of female filmmakers. Learn more about the program at sundance.org/initiatives/womens-initiative.
MDSC Initiative at USC/Annenberg
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a leading think tank dedicated to addressing issues of inequality in entertainment. Under the direction of Dr. Stacy L.Smith, Director of the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative, their work is about bringing evidence and insight to media industries on where diversity is needed. theHF supported the August 2014 research release on Gender Inequality and Race/Ethnicity in 600 films. Results of the study can be found on their site: bit.ly/14GeITB.
Baruch College Fund–Truth Be Told Event
2014
Journalism
With Prof. Geanne Rosenberg's direction, theHF sponsored Baruch College's "Truth Be Told" Conference in Feb. 2014. Moderated by Geneva Overholser, distinguished panelists offered a dialogue across industries, including medicine, business, law and journalism, identifying false equivalencies. It was a riveting discussion on how are facts identified and tested and what can we all learn about information quality. Learn more about the event at bit.ly/1urutG0.
Geena Davis Institute On Gender In Media
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
theHF sponsored the Fall 2014 NYC symposium convening leading CEOs and decision makers in the entertainment industry, corporations and non-profit organizations interested in the empowerment of women and girls. Research findings were released from the first-ever Global Gender in Film Study, Gender Bias without Borders, which analyzes female character representation and portrayals in the top 11 theatrical box office grossing countries.
Women Making Movies
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
Reproductive rights activist Dr. Rebecca Gomperts uses an offshore vessel as a clinic to serve women where laws restrict their choices. Filmmaker Diana Whitten followed the doctor’s bumpy crusade. Read more about the documentary at vesselthefilm.com.
Wikimedia Foundation
2014
Film and Media
In September 2014, theHF co-chaired the Wikimedia Foundation's annual NYC fundraiser at the main branch of the New York Public Library. The Wikimedia Foundation is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge.
BinderCon 2014
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
In October 2014, the first annual NYC BinderCon symposium was held to empower women and gender non-conforming writers with tools, connections, and strategies to advance their careers. theHF sponsored a keynote panel with Jill Abramson, the first female executive editor of the New York Times, who spoke with Emily Bell, director of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism, in a conversation about women, power, and media. Learn more about BinderCon at bindercon.com.
Athena Film Festival
2014
Film and Media, Girls and Women
The Athena Film Festival celebrates women’s leadership in real life and fiction with screenings of feature films, documentaries, and shorts during a weekend at Barnard College in New York City. In addition to sponsoring the screening of a documentary and a feature film, theHF presented “On The Frontlines Of Change: Amplifying Women’s Voices.” At a time when the representation of women has taken center stage in a national conversation on the future of media, it’s important to recognize the “pipeline players” — individuals creating change like executives, casting agents, distributors and film festival programmers — so that women have the opportunities, resources and visibility to succeed in film. Moderated by Sundance Institute's Executive Director, Keri Putnam. Watch the panel here: bit.ly/1x9f7WC.
Online News Association
2012
Journalism
A leading professional association for digital journalists, Online News Association partners with other grantees of theHF (Poynter Institute, and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society) to provide training and networking opportunities for journalists.The grant supported ONA's fundraising efforts and expansion to over a dozen local in-person groups.