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News & Events | 25 February 2013 | Impact of Film, Recession Impacts Children and Families, $15M for Healthy Food and Community Change, Giving Pledge Goes Global

February 25, 2013

The Impact of Film

Last week, we announced the winners of our first-ever Social Impact Oscars. As a follow-up to yesterday’s Academy Awards, here are a few examples of how film can help influence social change.

Helping Children and Families During the Recession

The Benefits of Positive Parenting: David Bornstein’s Fixes column cites a CHOP PolicyLab study which highlights linkages between child abuse and the economic downturn—specifically, how foreclosures affect families. Our guidance to donors on the issues of housing, health, and hunger during the recession can be found here.

Healthy Food and Community Change

The Laurie Tisch Illumination Fund has pledged $15 million and established the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College, Columbia University. Read the full press release here. We look forward to learning more about this initiative  alongside our recent collaboration to map food funding opportunities for donors.

Giving Pledge Goes Global

The Giving Pledge Expands Beyond U.S. With Addition of 12 New Signatories From Across The Globe: 12 new people and families have joined from Australia, Germany, India, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.

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