Stories of a $900,000 grant

In August 2016, Storycatchers Theater in Chicago received a $900,000 grant from Chicago Beyond’s first-ever innovation challenge, GO Innovate.

Storycatchers help young people at all stages of court involvement, from probation or detention to incarceration, experience success through the process of writing and performing original drama and music based on their life experiences.

According to Meade Palidofsky, Storycatcher’s Founder and Artistic Director, “Our mission is to help young people make more thoughtful life choices — through the process of writing, performing and producing original music theater inspired by their personal stories.”

For Storycatchers Theater, capturing stories has led to life-changing musical plays and a grant of $900,000. What could capturing stakeholder stories on video lead to for your nonprofit?