#CF100 Video Contest

And the Winners Are...

First Place - The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County

Second Place - The Cleveland Foundation

Third Place - The Winnipeg Foundation

Honorable Mention - Hamilton Community Foundation

Honorable Mention - Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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About the Contest

The Council on Foundations is helping to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the world’s first community foundation, The Cleveland Foundation, by highlighting stories that show how community foundations are addressing critical local and regional issues. Through outreach and special initiatives, we hope to provide opportunities that help our members build their capacity and share their impact.

Now we are inviting you to join in and share how your community foundation is building a remarkable future. The Council on Foundations is sponsoring a 100-second Centennial Video contest for community foundations to create and submit videos that spotlight their role in shaping and impacting their communities.

Videos can be used to tell truly impactful stories, but learning how to craft them can be a daunting task. To help you get started, we partnered with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and The Poynter Institute to provide a training webinar and other resources to create high impact videos at low financial and organizational cost.

Access a Recording of the Webinar and Handouts >>


Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 community foundations’ video thanks to the generous support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The video contest winners will be announced at the 2014 Fall Conference for Community Foundations in Cleveland, October 19-22, 2014.

  • First Place - $15,000 grant
  • Second Place - $7,500 grant
  • Third Place - $2,500 grant

Judging Criteria

  1. Is the video exactly 100 seconds long?
  2. Is the community foundation accredited with National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations? (This criteria will not be considered for any community foundation located outside of the United States.)
  3. Content – Does the video clearly demonstrate the impact of the foundation in the community?
  4. Memorable/Interesting – How well does the video draw in the viewer and keep their attention? Does it showcase video storytelling techniques learned through the Poynter learning aids?
  5. Creativity – Is the video original and something we haven’t seen before?
  6. Production – What is the overall quality of the production (including visual and sound elements)? Does it showcase video editing techniques learned through the Poynter learning aids?

Official Video Contest Rules

Please review the official contest rules before submitting a video.