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VIDEO GRANT APPLICATION

Invitation for Nonprofit Video Grants OPENS May 16th, 2024

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EYES ON YOUR MISSION VIDEO GRANT OPEN

Invitation for Nonprofit Video Grants OPENS May 16th, 2024

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2023 Winners GRANT APPLICATION
Nonprofit Video Grant Application Open

GRANT OPEN

Eyes On Your Mission now invites the nonprofit community to apply for the 2024 annual video production grant.

Are you a dynamic nonprofit that deserves a short documentary film to powerfully tell your organizational story to a larger audience? Consider applying for the 2024 EOYM video production grant!

Each grant winning nonprofit is awarded $20,000 in pro bono professional video production services to shoot video content for one day, anywhere in the world, then create a 3-5 minute emotionally compelling documentary film to help with communications and fundraising.

Any NGO globally is eligible and invited to apply. While we produce projects all around the globe, many of our grantees are sourced from South Florida as our nonprofit Eyes On Your Mission and production partner Two Parrot Productions are both proudly headquartered within the Miami community.

While our first pro bono project evolved in 2005, it wasn’t until 2014 that the Eyes On Your Mission 501(c)(3) created a formal award application process. This grant is international, multi-lingual and considers a diverse range of causes and organizations. Our team has travelled to over 100 countries on all 7 continents tellings stories ranging from mental health in Pakistani refugee camps to family planning on Burkino Fasso’s fair trade farms.

We encourage previous grant applicants to apply again with fresh updated ideas. Timing is everything, so sometimes a nonprofit can apply several times before being chosen. The primary creative collective that donates their videography and photography services has been working as a team for over 10 years.

2024 EOYM FREE VIDEO
GRANT SCHEDULE

  • Application process opens: May 16, 2024
  • Application process closes: July 18, 2024
  • Finalists interviews begin: August 18, 2024
  • Winners announced: September 1, 2024
  • On-site video/photo shoots: October 2024
    Video editing: November 2024
  • Final deliverables: December 2024

QUESTIONS?
2024 Grant Window Open: May 16 - July 18, 2024
APPLY & RSVP
Jessica@TwoParrot.com / 630.835.4811

APPLICATION CRITERIA

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN APPLICANTS

Join Eyes On Your Mission

REGISTERED 501c3

The nonprofit must be a registered 501c3 organization, have a fiscal agent, or be an international non-governmental association

ACTIVE SOCIAL

Must maintain an active social media presence

PROBLEM SOLVER

Demonstrate creative problem-solving for a modern social issue.

GROWTH

Demonstrate an eagerness to evolve and grow

Two Parrot & Grantees Provisions

What is Provided?

What Two Parrot Provides
  • A highly sophisticated approach to video pre-production
  • Two Parrot and the GRANTEE will develop the storyboard, shot-list, and reverse-engineered interview questions
  • Video production (HD videotaping and photography at a single location anywhere in the world). 
  • Pre-production, consulting, planning
  • Post-production, editing
  • International airfare, visas, and vaccinations for crew
  • Hotel/Accommodations for crew
  • All video strategy sessions
  • Full virtual workspace (DropBox, Evernote, TeamViewer)
  • Final deliverable: 3-minute video
What the Grantees Provide
  • Local liaison
  • Local transportation
  • Local translation or interpreter services
  • Location scouting
  • A minimum of 40 staff-hours from a designated point person at Grantee to shepherd the project from beginning to end
  • Any travel costs (air, hotel) related to staff of Grantee

WATCH WINNER VIDEOS FROM 2023

Pro bono

NFTE: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Pro bono

Carrie Meek Foundation: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Pro bono

Cristo Rey Miami High School: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Matching grant

EOD Warrior Foundation: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Matching grant

Boys & Girls Club: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Matching grant

Florida Association of Free and Charitable Clinics: An EOYM 2023 Grant Winner

Hot off the Press!

Eyes On Your Mission Launches 2024 Nonprofit Video Production Grant Program

Miami Charity Celebrates 10 Years of Local and Global Grantmaking as It Welcomes Submissions Beginning Today

MIAMI, FL — The 2024 Eyes On Your Mission (EOYM) video grant, a competitive annual application process for nonprofits seeking professional pro bono and matching video production services, has today opened this year’s program to applicants. From today, May 16, through July 18, nonprofits anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the 2024 video grant at https://eyesonyourmission.org/video-grants

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the EOYM video grant program, which enables nonprofits to create a marketing/fundraising documentary designed with expert input to enhance visibility of their mission in order to further it. Eyes On Your Mission, a Miami-based 501(c)(3) organization, teaches nonprofits to excel in digital storytelling, enabling them to showcase their accomplishments to potential funders, partners, sponsors, volunteers, and board members. Every year, judges choose between three to five nonprofits who could best leverage an investment in visual communications. 

Since its inception, the video grant has employed more than 100 creative freelancers, donated three million frequent flier miles, and contributed over one million dollars in video production services to 35 nonprofits around the world. Some projects are fully funded by EOYM, while some are 50/50 matched and co-funded. Shoot locations have included Miami, Japan, and Brazil. Grantees have ranged from large NGOs like UN Women to local South Florida nonprofits like the Lotus House Shelter

“Securing a video grant from Eyes On Your Mission equips nonprofits with high-quality documentary video that vividly illustrates the powerful impact they have on their communities,” said Jessica Kizorek, founder of EYOM. “We welcome any nonprofit, no matter how big or small, to apply for our grant, and look forward to working with the grant winners to craft their narratives in a video format and ultimately advance their cause.”

This enhanced digital presence directly supports fundraising efforts for the participating nonprofits by emotionally engaging viewers and inspiring them to contribute their time and resources. “While our estimated donation for each local project is approximately $20,000, the long-term value of this particular gift can be worth millions of dollars in funds raised directly from people who see the video,” explained Mike Firmature, EOYM’s chairman of the Board of Directors. 

Last year's grantees who benefitted from EOYM's support include the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship, Cristo Rey Miami High School, Carrie Meek Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Martin County, and the EOD Warrior Foundation (first project using artificial intelligence to generate video content). These organizations represent a spectrum of causes, from education and entrepreneurship to shelter and support services. Keith "Fletch" Fletcher, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of Martin County, praised the initiative, stating, "The team from Eyes On Your Mission and Two Parrot Productions has raised the bar when it comes to our video marketing effort. They are talented as it gets from a nonprofit storytelling perspective.”

About Eyes On Your Mission

The Eyes On Your Mission Project is a Miami-based 501c3, founded by entrepreneur Jessica Kizorek, that serves nonprofits, students and industry professionals at the intersection of video production, media and social change.

With a focus on youth living in marginalized and underserved communities, the Eyes On Your Mission Project partners with funders who prioritize access to education, professional development, entrepreneurial exposure, arts programs, creative industry growth, interdisciplinary experiential learning, teacher training, after school opportunities, community based initiatives, and bridging the digital divide. For more information, visit www.EyesOnYourMission.org and www.TwoParrot.com.

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Contact:

Jessica Kizorek
Executive Director, Eyes On Your Mission

jessica@eyesonyourmisison.org
630-835-4811

Tom Estey
Tomestpr@yahoo.com 

Editor’s notes:
2023 GRANT WINNERS’ VIDEOS
https://eyesonyourmission.org/video-grants/

APPLY FOR VIDEO GRANT: May 16 - July 18, 2024
https://eyesonyourmission.org/video-grants/