WHO WE ARE

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization singularly focused on inspiring social change. In partnership with concerned and committed donors, we fund and accelerate media campaigns designed to move viewers from education to inspiration to action through the use of new media.

THE ILLUSION OF MEDIA CHOICES

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http://www.businessinsider.com/these-6-corporations-control-90-of-the-media-in-america-2012-6
http://www.frugaldad.com/media-consolidation-infographic/

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COMPANIES REPRESENTED 90% OF AMERICAN MEDIA IN 1983

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Media giants now control 90% of what we read, watch, or listen to

275.9

Billion was the 2010 revenue for the big 6

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media executives control the information diet of 277 Million Americans

ABOUT US

A single premise underlies the Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows: It takes expertise, time and resources to optimize the impact a film can have on society. In 2008 Alice and Lincoln Day established the Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows as 501c3 to launch and maintain engagement campaigns in support of their film Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives, a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself. The scale of environmental damage over the last half century is unprecedented. The nonprofit has and continues to be a successful vehicle in the effort to continue raising awareness and inspiring action around this important issue.

SCARRED LANDS AND WOUNDED LIVES REVIEWS

EXPANDING OUR MISSION

Inspired by the model pioneered by our founders, the producers of Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives, we are expanding our mission to include other projects. Our criteria are two-fold: the documentaries must demonstrate a high impact potential for social change as well as the consciousness to realize the vision of More Sustainable Tomorrows. By building our capacity to be a strategic partner for select impact campaigns we can better serve humanity and the world we all share.

THE POWER OF MEDIA

OUR TEAM

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Alice and Lincoln Day

Founding Directors
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Steve Michelson

Executive Director

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OUR APPROACH

Independent documentary films and short media have become an important voice for articulating the facts and stories that surround key issues. Philanthropists, foundations, corporate sponsors, and filmmakers alike know this to be true, but often can’t create an ecosystem of financial, strategic and tactical resources to drive social change. That’s where we step in. We identify projects that demonstrate high impact potential and an alignment with our vision. We create the structure, process and executed plan backed by tools and resources proven to unleash the most powerful impact possible. In collaboration with our past and present partners, we know that our film-centric approach can awaken and empower viewers to work collectively for positive social change.

BECOMING PART OF THE CHANGE

We invite you to join us in accelerating social change. Our donors’ generosity is central to the media impact campaigns we fund. A campaign that has a committed constituency can attract both foundation grants and corporate underwriting, the sum total of which can be leveraged to sustain and grow impact over time. In fact, our donors ensure the Fund’s ability to effectively and efficiently address the “Impact Gap” between an important documentary and one that can produce results. And of course, it is our donors whose contributions will make possible the breadth, depth, reach, and ultimately, the success of our work, translating our vision of sustainable tomorrows to reality.

USE OF FUNDS

Donors to the Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows have a host of options. Foundations, philanthropists, and corporate sponsors can get involved by simply making a contribution that is directed to any one or more of the films on our project slate; they can simply leave it to us to direct the donation to a pressing need; or they can bring a new project to our attention and establish a relationship with us.. At the other end of the spectrum are our donor-directed projects. If there’s an issue or film about which you are passionate, the Fund can provide a level of “ownership” to create broad-reaching special programs, work directly with the filmmaker and producer, and even be acknowledged as an Executive Producer. Further, if there’s an issue that’s not on our current slate, a donation of $100,000 or more can be translated into a new program and added to our slate, with a special acknowledgement of your support.

OUR 2016 PROJECT SLATE

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  • Project Slate 2018
  • Project Slate 2019

OUR PARTNERS AND ASSOCIATIONS

We are proud to partner with the following groups and organizations.

In association with this long-standing coalition and pre-dating the inception of the Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows, key opinion leaders and activist groups have successfully extended the reach of media campaigns supporting issues-focused documentaries. It is this both their precedent and our own that we intend to build upon.

FROM OUR BLOG

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CONTACT US

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San Francisco, CA 94103

650.726.2460

steve@thefundforsustainabletomorrows.org

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MAKING MEDIA MATTER

The Fund For Sustainable Tomorrows is a 501c3 non-profit organization. By joining with us, you can be part of a select group of individuals committed to supporting the acceleration of social change through the use of media. With your participation you become part of the solution and thereby, can be both effective and constructive in removing obstacles that stand in the way of impactful change.

Help make media matter and consider donating to the Fund so that we may continue to bring you high-quality and engaging documentaries outside of the mainstream media outlets.

HELP US CONTINUE SOCIAL CHANGE WITH A DONATION

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