BeCause Foundation drives social change through the powerful fusion of documentary filmmaking and related strategic programs. BeCause films tell moving stories about individuals, organizations, and communities who, with compassion and determination, are finding innovative solutions to complex social problems. By implementing engagement campaigns and coalition building around the films, BeCause Foundation helps transform such solutions into broad-based movements for social change.
BeCause films showcase the extraordinary compassion, resourcefulness, and dedication of ordinary people and communities: A doctor who treats the homeless in Pittsburgh (One Bridge to the Next); An innovative, multi-disciplinary group of professionals supporting child sexual abuse victims in Chicago (Alone No Love); A remarkable community of refugees from Burma risking their lives to help their own (Crossing Midnight); A small Southern town dealing with rapid and culturally complex demographic change (Welcome to Shelbyville).
BeCause is not a grant-giving Foundation, but rather a private non-profit organization that blends the worlds of philanthropy, documentary filmmaking, public policy and community action. As a result of our pioneering film projects, a number of foundations and corporations have provided additional funding to support our causes.
The mission is carried out by:
- telling stories that profile social innovators who have found solutions to complex problems
- engaging new advocates through campaigns around the film, and
- identifying new opportunities to support and further the movement.