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Request for Proposals: Videos for Leeway Foundation’s Impact Assessment Process

The Leeway Foundation, a regional foundation that supports women, trans and gender nonconforming artists and cultural producers working in communities at the intersection of art and social change, is requesting proposals for the creation of a video as part of an impact assessment process. 


The Leeway Foundation is currently working with a consultant to assess the impact of the Leeway Foundation on the arts and cultural communities as well as the field of philanthropy in the region and beyond. As part of this process, the foundation would like to create a video that gives a brief history of the foundation, summarizes testimonials of the organization’s impact, and explains and visualizes our unique grantmaking process. The videos will be shared online and used by staff in presentations.


There will be three video chapters or modules that are each 5 minutes in length that work as standalone videos. When played together, the three modules should also be able to combine to create 10- and 15-minute versions. One module will be on the history of the foundation, the second on the organization’s impact, and the third an explanation of the foundation’s grantmaking process.


The style of the video on the history of the organization is open to suggestion and direction by the production company. The video on the impact of the organization will be a series of talking head interviews with individuals selected by the organization and consultant. The video on the grantmaking process should incorporate visual effects and animation.


The video production company will work in conjunction with the consultant who will act as the producer and liaison with the Leeway Foundation. The consultant will handle the logistics of scheduling interviews, locations etc. and oversee the content of the videos. The video production company will be responsible for providing equipment, crew for shoots, transcription of interviews, editing, animation and sound mix. 

Time range for work:

Proposals are due to the Leeway Foundation by 9 am on Monday December 3, 2018. The contract will be awarded by mid-December and production meetings will begin in January 2019. The final product is due to Leeway by May 31, 2019.

How to apply:

Individual producers as well as production companies should submit the following materials to szebrahimi@leeway.org with the subject line “Impact Assessment RFP”:

  • Written overview of experience and history producing video/production company description and history
  • Links to samples of recent similar projects
  • Names and titles of key staff or consultants you would work with
  • Description of equipment and resources you/company have available for this project
  • Proposed general budget 


Any questions about the RFP process should be directed to Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Program Director, at szebrahimi@leeway.org or 215.545.4078.



A Leeway Internship is an excellent opportunity to learn about grantmaking at the intersection of art and social change. This internship is designed to expose individuals to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector and to provide them with a rich learning experience. Assignments vary by department but generally include administrative, research, outreach and special project support. Interns will also have the chance to attend weekly staff meetings, outreach events, and granting panels.

An ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Interest in art and social change 
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Some technical knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media and web-based platforms 
  • Interests in social media, journalism, writing, public relations, and media are also appreciated. 


Interns are required to commit 12 hours minimum per week for three months. Interns will receive a stipend and credit can be arranged for students.

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