Winter – Spring 2020 Grantees

We are excited to welcome the current cohort of grantee partners into the Pop Culture Collaborative community.  These grantee partners are imagining, creating, and collaborating to change our culture and we are proud to work with them as we seek to build a just and pluralist society. Scroll down and click ‘Read More’ to learn more about each grantee and their funded work.

To support more in-depth connection to the Collaborative community, current grantee partners can be viewed and sorted across five grantmaking categories and by additional strategy tags. Click the boxes below and the strategy tags within each grantee description to see how grantees connect to each other and the pop culture for social change field.

All current and past grantee partners can be also be viewed and sorted by grantee cohort, grantmaking category and strategy tags.  We hope this opportunity makes for a rich discovery experience.


And She Could Be Next

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Advancing narratives around women of color leadership
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Caring Across Generations

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Illuminating the essential and complex role of caregiving in our lives
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Crenshaw Dairy Mart

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Transforming Patrisse Cullors’ best-selling memoir “When They Call You a Terrorist” into a television series
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Family Values @ Work

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Rewriting the script on paid leave
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Gender Justice and Entertainment Collective

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Investigating how to mobilize entertainment leaders on gender justice issues
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Harness

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Organizing artists, activists and entertainment leaders to use the power of storytelling to imagine and co-create a more equitable and just world.
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Just Mercy/Represent Justice

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Building a campaign around the critically acclaimed film Just Mercy
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Latinx House

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Activating the Latinx House at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
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MACRO

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Activating the Macro Lodge at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival
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National Guestworkers Alliance/Resilience Force

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Introducing the Resilience Worker: Supporting America’s recovery in times of crisis
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Noor Theater

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Supporting Middle Eastern artists to control the narratives about their own cultures
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Norman Lear Center-USC

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Developing a field-wide impact learning system for the pop culture for social change field
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Open TV

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Revolutionizing the way television and the arts are developed through an artist-centered and community-based approach
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Opportunity Agenda

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Assisting Creative Change Community members who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic
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PEN America

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Assisting writers financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic
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People’s Action

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Unearthing how and why rural communities have formed their beliefs about immigration
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Senior Fellow Nayantara Sen

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Designing a network of culture change strategists
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Starfish Accelerator

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Supporting the development and activation of an accelerator for mid-career culture change artists in entertainment
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The Barcid Foundation

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Creating an Indigenous-led production company
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The Center for Cultural Power

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Assisting pop culture artists who have been deeply financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic and support for Disruptors Fellowship
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The Marsh Foundation

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Building robust social justice partnerships with Emmy-winning “United Shades of America”
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The Soze Foundation

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Assisting artists and activists who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic
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Yes, And…..Laughter Lab

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Connecting comedy artists to social justice movements
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