Thanks for GIVING BIG!
We love our Reel Grrls community, and how you GiveBig!
May 9, 2018 marks the last ever GiveBIG, Seattle Foundation annual online giving event to raise funds for Seattle area nonprofit organizations. This year, thanks to corporate support from Uncle Harry’s Natural Products and our board members, we have a match of up to $15,000! Reel Grrls relies on the individual support of donors to keep our doors open! In order for us to be able to provide the high quality programs and ensure that we turn NO GRRL away!
In the past four years Reel Grrls has been busy incubating new programs thanks to YOU. We have successfully launched two new tracks in creating content with mobile devices, and 360 filmmaking has served over 2000 next generation media makers. With the much needed donations from you, we are committed to racial equity and supporting our Black and African-American community members in building a pipeline to help our Black Grrls reach their dreams and tell their stories. Bottom line, Reel Grrls is driven by you, our community, and we are excited to host more community opportunities to connect and co-create together. We want to build a feminist future with you!
Here’s what GiveBig donors have funded:
Launched our mobile device program at Aki Kurose Middle School and expanded services with partners, helping us to serve 150 young people that year. Every Path a Row, a short documentary about life as migrant farmers, created by young women from Mt. Vernon in collaboration with award winning filmmaker Jill Friedberg.
Expanded our going mobile program by increasing our mobile device kits, and being able to partner with a variety of community groups like libraries, parks department, and schools to increase our ability to serve over 400 young people that year. Relaunched our Apprenticeship program and created in house content to inspire young people to be civically engaged.
Served over 500 young people through various program partnerships thanks to the investments made of in our mobile device kits. Fully rebooted our flagship program the Apprenticeship program, where filmmakers created three short videos for local non-profit clients: Young Women Empowered, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, and Planned Parenthood.
#BlvckGrrlsMagic (the “v” signifies subverting mainstream negative stereotypes of Black & African American Grrls), an identify based group for Black and African-American media makers. Reel Grrls this past spring was able to launch our 360 filmmaking track, and we need your support to continue to get more youth involved in the future of content creations!
These past four years GiveBig donors have played a critical role in rebuilding Reel Grrls to continue to be reflective and intentional about the changing media landscape, as well as the complicated socio-political environment of fake news. Reel Grrls is committed in centering youth in programs that supports them to explore, critique and author media through a feminist lens. In order for the future to be feminist our community took action!
Thanks to the following for investing in Grrls!
Paul Laughlin of Totem Star
The Becker/Compton Family (Kate Becker, Michael Compton, Trinaty Compton)
Chad & Tina Urso McDaniel
Christopher and Alida Latham
Laura Rattner and Raymond Timm
The Seattle Globalist
Elliat Creative LLC
Jennifer Geist, Zeitgeist Creations
RENNY B HOPPE-LEONARD
Mark and Carla Ainsworth
Melissa A Hensley
Ethan and Mackenzie Treber
Michael & Julie Herschenson