We often work in partnership with StoryCorps, the nation's oral history project, and we're especially proud of our collaborations with them.
AUDIO+VIDEO: A Room of Her Own
When Medicare denied Rosalie Berkowitz home health care and nursing support, she almost died. In 2012, she was part of a class-action suit through the Center for Medicare Advocacy, funded by collaborative partner The Atlantic Philanthropies. The suit won improved benefits for people with chronic illnesses. This was used in a social media campaign to raise awareness around the issue.
AUDIO: Callie's Coffee
One of StoryCorps' favorites, this Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation "Inspiration Story" introduces Callie’s Coffee, started by young Callie after her friend Ben died at the age of three from an incurable form of neuroblastoma. Callie inspired her dad to quit his job and support the cause full time. 100% of Callie's Coffee profits go to the Ben Towne Foundation.
AUDIO: Stop & Frisk
This riveting story, told by Nicholas Peart about New York City’s controversial Stop and Frisk program, was part of an Atlantic Philanthropies project featured on NPR’s Morning Edition. It’s a fantastic example of storytelling’s ability to raise awareness around the impact of policy on the personal, exploring what’s at stake for regular people in an intimate, unforgettable way.