OMF Inclusiveness Media Grant

Since we set out on our mission to put the power of the media in the hands of the community nearly 10 years ago, a lot has changed. One thing that hasn't changed is our focus on ensuring that disadvantaged communities have greater access to the power of media and technology. In 2010, OMF launched an Inclusiveness Committee focused on getting a clearer understanding of who we are and aren't serving. For two years, we've tracked current and historical demographics of the members and students we're serving, comparing that data against our neighborhood, city, and state. We evaluated household income, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, education, disabilities, language, geography, and more.

Of all the geographic, ethnographic, or economic groups we looked it, the two groups most consistently underserved and underrepresented at OMF and DOM were individuals with no post-secondary education and the Latino community.

The Latino community represents about 32% of Denver's population, approximately 38% of the population in our La Alma/Lincoln Park neighborhood, but only 7% to 10% of our member/student base identify as Latino/a. Individuals without any college education (including HS graduates and dropouts) represent over 40% of the Denver population and over 55% of the population of La Alma/Lincoln park. However, only 5% to 10% of our members and students have no college education. These two demographic groups are the primary focus for OMF's outreach in the coming years.

This year, OMF will give out 5 nonprofit organization memberships valued at $1000 each.

DOM Organizational Membership Benefits (valued at $1,000/year)
-Rate and comment on shows to determine what is on TV
-Submit video content to air online and TV
-30-50% Discount on all OMF Classes
-Free access to DOM Studios, Editing, & Field Production equipment (with certification)
-Includes up to 4 transferable Equipment Access Memberships
-4 free classes

For more info go to denveropenmedia.org/membership/org-plans

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