Movies can change the world. Back at school, now what? Impactful Fund and Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago (MHAGC) present the Angst Creative Coping Toolkit, a film, and evidence-based toolkit to guide our educators, youth, and families on safely addressing mental health. And with your help, it will be available for a full school year in Illinois public and charter schools, starting October 2023.
Mental Health matters in Washington - Impactful Fund wants to provide free access to the full Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) for every K-12 public and charter school and community in the state of Washington for a full school year. Serving 2.5M+ students, educators, and their families. iMPACTFUL's Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) has sparked essential conversations and positive change worldwide, impacting society's perception of mental health.LEARN MORE
Mental Health matters in Alaska - Impactful Fund wants to provide free access to the full Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) for every K-12 public and charter school and community in the state of Alaska for a full school year. Serving 131K+ students, educators, and their families. iMPACTFUL's Creative Coping Toolkit (CCT) has sparked essential conversations and positive change worldwide, impacting society's perception of mental health.
Angst: presented by iMPACTFUL as part of the CalHOPE Schools Initiative. Angst: Building Resilience is the first installment in the Creative Coping Toolkit, a film and evidence-based program designed to raise awareness around anxiety, remove the stigma, and open up the conversation about anxiety, helping people of all ages understand, identify and reach out for help.
Most importantly, it shows people that they are not alone and that anxiety is manageable. This is our third year providing access for all K-12 public schools in CA.
Our partnership with ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ has brought a new depth to our support for filmmakers and storytellers. ‘KITS’ gives L.A. foster youth the opportunity to be seen and heard, to work in a team, to develop their talents, and to work through trauma… all by the power of film. They run 10-15 week courses in filmmaking, where industry veterans coach and support youth from writing a script to casting, acting, producing, filming with a professional crew, and editing. We are thrilled to host the ‘Kids In The Spotlight’ channel, showcasing 30+ shorts made by these extraordinary young people, and to support KITS in its live events. You can find these films on indieflix.comREAD MORE ABOUT KITS
Many Messiahs reframes Handel’s masterpiece as a collective call for justice. The diverse collaborators on the Many Messiahs team create new songs using material from the original Messiah, amplifying the work’s powerful themes of awakening and activism. Performed by a genre-bending ensemble along with orchestra and chorus, Many Messiahs meets the vital need for classical music programming that addresses systemic racism while also welcoming new audiences into concert halls.
To reach local youth, trained teaching artists work with underserved schools to deliver a curriculum that merges classical music, cutting-edge technology, and social justice.READ MORE
To support the creation and access to mental health and wellness programs for schools and underserved communities across the country.
Using the power of film and evidence-based storytelling to foster mental health literacy and support population healthcare. We are dedicated to promoting safety, mental well-being, and personal agency, empowering individuals and communities to thrive and shape a brighter future for all. We endeavor to reimagine education on a grand scale by cultivating communities that embrace empathy, accountability, inclusivity, and connection
Working with partners, we help subsidize the cost of mental health literacy film programs for public schools and underserved communities. Since 2011, Impactful Fund, formerly IndieFlix Foundation, has helped to provide subsidized or free access across school districts nationwide and every K-12 public school in the state of California through the CalHOPE Schools Program for the 2021-24 school years.
We believe that stories are one of the most powerful tools for creating change. Our initiatives are guided by three principles: