Skoll Partner

Sundance Institute

Media Company, Non Governmental/Non-Profit Organization, Professional/Industry Association


Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences. Through its programs, the Institute seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film and theatre artists from the United States and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work.

Skoll Partnership

Stories of Change is a multi-year initiative of the Sundance Institute and the Skoll Foundation that brings together the power of storytelling with the impact of social entrepreneurship. Its mission is to connect and engage independent storytellers with renowned social entrepreneurs, foster the enhancement of story skills and networks among these communities, and support the creation of compelling films about solutions to urgent social issues that enlighten and inspire audiences. The program was launched in 2007 with a $3 million grant over three years. In January 2015, the initiative expanded with an additional $2.5 million grant from the Foundation to include support for narrative filmmakers, new media artists, and continued support for documentary storytelling. In addition to funding the creation of new projects highlighting the work of global change-makers addressing the world’s most pressing problems, the initiative brings together leaders in both independent filmmaking and social entrepreneurship at key gatherings globally, including the Skoll World Forum (SWF), the Sundance Film Festival, and intensive workshops at the Sundance Resort.

Featured Stories of Change films:

Visit the Stories of Change Dashboard to learn more.


Issue Areas: Clean Energy · Health Delivery · Human Rights · International Justice · Livelihoods · Living Conditions · Peace · Peace and Human Rights · Post-Secondary Education · Responsible Supply Chains · Sanitation · Women's and Girls' Education · Youth Job Skills

Regional Focus: Caribbean · Central America · Central and Southern Asia · Eastern and Southern Africa · Eastern Asia · Europe · Middle East and North Africa · North America · Oceania · South America · Southeast Asia · West and Central Africa


Anne LaiCreative Producing Initiative Director, Sundance Institute
Hanul BahmStories of Change Coordinator, Sundance Institute
Kamal SinclairCo-Director, New Frontier, Sundance Institute
Kristin FeeleyDirector of Artist Support Programs, Sundance Institute
Richard Ray PerezProducer, Creative Partnerships, Documentary Film Program, Sundance Institute
Tabitha JacksonDirector, Documentary Film Program and Fund, Sundance Institute