FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneurship

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In celebration of their groundbreaking Social Entrepreneurs series external link , FRONTLINE/World, in cooperation with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will award grants of $500 plus supporting program materials to 40 public and academic libraries. The grant funds will facilitate the screening and discussion of one the series’ short documentary films on innovative social entrepreneurs around the world.

To be eligible, libraries must:

  • Host a screening and discussion of a FRONTLINE/World series film, and
  • In partnership with local or regional organization engaged in issues of social entrepreneurship, host at least one related program (panel, lecture, forum or other format).

In addition to the $500 grant, selected libraries will receive a DVD containing the FRONTLINE/World series compilation, facilitator’s guide containing promotional material templates, recommended additional resources and reference materials, and a supply of FRONTLINE/World Social Entrepreneurs series bookmarks. Applications must be submitted electronically to by August 1, 2008. Download the application and application guidelines (PDF).

FRONTLINE/World external link is the award-winning PBS international news magazine that turns its lens on the global community, covering countries and cultures rarely seen on American television. The Social Entrepreneurs Series features the stories of people whose ideas and organizations create new and sustainable markets and services that benefit underserved communities everywhere in the developing world. This pilot library program seeks to connect communities to the concept of social entrepreneurship and to promote dialogue on a local level. Funding for the library program is provided by the PBS Foundation through a grant from the Skoll Foundation.

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