Fresh Takes Media Arts Center

Fresh Takes Media Arts Center 

2221 Broadway St.
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 298-9172

Pete Leibengood
Executive Director

Year organization became a 501(c)(3): 2011
Year of first fiscal sponsorship: n/a
Number of sponsored projects: none

Fiscal sponsorship fee:
An administrative charge of 7% of donations is deducted by Fresh Takes to help share sponsorship costs amongst all the projects and to defray the direct costs of administering project sponsorship. The fee for administering governmental grants and contracts is 10%. It is a higher fee for those funding sources because significantly greater administration and reporting is required. Beyond these charges, there are no other annual, maintenance or other special fees charged.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Aligned mission/values: Filmmaking, new media, media literacy, media arts, youth empowerment, youth, arts education

Types of projects or services we sponsor:

  • Arts and culture
  • Children, youth and families
  • Education
  • Festivals and events
  • People or communities of color/minorities
  • Women
  • Youth development

Services we offer projects:

  • Office space: computer lab, editing suite, HD professional Video Cameras, Recording Studio
  • Organizational development

Based on Fiscal Sponsorship: 6 Ways to Do It Right: Our model(s) of fiscal sponsorship are:

  • Model A, Direct Project
  • Model B, Independent Contractor Project
  • Model C, Preapproved Grant Relationship
  • Model D, Group Exemption

Organization description:
Fresh Takes empowers youth and adults from diverse San Mateo County communities to express themselves through Media Arts Production with an emphasis on self awareness, media literacy, civic engagement, community involvement, social change, and artistic excellence. Our core-values include: Youth engage in their communities while having their voices heard on issues of concern & topics they are passionate about. Youth connect with their sense of purpose while expanding their creativity & developing their leadership skills. A diverse and inter-generational group of independent media makers create media delivering messages that matter to them & their communities.