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Active Voice Lab

Active Voice Lab builds programmatic tools that help people use stories, art, and culture to advance social change.

We believe that tackling social problems requires people to connect, and that film has a unique power to bring people together to find solutions. Every day Active Voice helps filmmakers, funders and communities work together to start the conversations and relationships that lead to lasting, measurable change. Since our inception in 2001, Active Voice has built a diverse portfolio of story-based campaigns focusing on issues including immigration, criminal justice, healthcare and sustainability.


“Without Community Initiatives, California would not see the impact of hundreds of beneficial projects. They are an important part of our nonprofit landscape.”
Pamela H. David Executive Director, Walter and Elise Haas Fund