Fact Sheet

What We Do: The Open Media Foundation (OMF) is an innovative media and technology nonprofit organization dedicated to the mission of putting the power of the media in the hands of the people, enabling everyone to engage in their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world.

How We Do It: To accomplish our mission, we begin with providing affordable, high-end media and technology services. We produce and design socially-relevant, non-commercial media for organizations working for the benefit of nonprofits and the public sector. Our services are focused on helping these organizations build a stronger and more inclusive community around their work at rates they can afford. We follow up by offering training and tools that enable everyone to represent their own voice in the media conversation.

Services Include:                          Trainings Include:                          Tools Include:

-Video Production                            -Video Production and                       -Video Production

-Website Design                              -Post Production                              -Equipment and Studios

-Graphics Design                             -Web Development                           -Web/TV Distribution

-Youth Media and                             -Open Source Tools for

-Technology                                    -Civic Engagement

 

Grants Program: The Open Media Foundation is dedicated to making the media accessible to everyone, especially those who are underrepresented in traditional media. Since 2008, we have provided at least $100,000 per year in grants, discounts, and scholarships to individuals and organizations. Our grant program would not be possible without continued support from our committed donors and volunteers.

In 2010, OMF formalized our grant program that provides a 50% matching grant to cover half the costs of any video production or web development service. In 2011 we offered a pro-bono grant, which provided 100% of the costs for a website and a video project for two nonprofits.

General Company Information:

  • 12 full time staff
  • 158 interns from 2003-present
  • 6,239 intern hours in 2011