Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy

Groundspark

  • San Francisco, CA
  • www.groundspark.org

Mission Statement

GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities to take action for a more just world.

Main Programs

  1. Respect for All Project
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities across the nation to take action for a more just world.

ruling year

2007

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Debra Chasnoff

Keywords

Self-reported

gender, identity, expression, gay, lesbian, transgender, youth, health, community, documentary

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EIN

83-0498854

 Number

7917844619

Physical Address

901 Mission Street, Suite 205 The Hub

San Francisco, CA 94103

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

Film, Video (A31)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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The goals of the Respect For All Project, GroundSpark's central project are:

•    To dispel stereotypes, and to help young children and adults make the linkages between a variety of prejudice issues;

•    To promote respect and equity at the earliest age possible and on an ongoing basis, before negative attitudes and prejudices become entrenched and harmful;

•    To intervene in the increasingly pervasive anti-gay name-calling on school campuses; and

•    To reduce the number of acts of bullying and violence among youth in schools and communities.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Respect for All Project

The Respect for All Project (RFAP) is a program of GroundSpark, a nonprofit film
production company founded in 1978 that creates and distributes documentary films
on issues of social and economic justice.

Our central goals are:

Each year, RFAP films are used to train more than a thousand educators, social workers,
school counselors, youth service providers, parents and community members around the
country. Since the Project began, more than a million students have seen our films and
participated in life-changing discussions about diversity, violence, bias, and acting for change.

The Respect for All National Coalition
Since 2003, the Respect For All Project has collaborated with a group of partner
organizations to bring RFAP films and professional development workshops to cities
across the country. Our national coalition of partners includes:

National Education Association

Afterschool Alliance

Association of Children’s Museums

Child Welfare League of America

American School Counselor Association

National Association of School Psychologists

Girls, Inc.

We also work with a wide range of state and local partners in communities throughout
California and the nation.

Category

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

GroundSpark creates visionary films and dynamic educational campaigns that move individuals and communities across the nation to take action for a more just world.

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Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Groundspark

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Debra Chasnoff

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

co-chair Joan Lefkowitz

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