Journalism Grants

Funding For:

The Homestretch Documentary

Behavioral Health / Social Determinants of Health


Kartemquin Educational Films

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2015 - Dec 31, 2015



Summary of the Project:

A NIHCM Foundation Journalism Grant is supporting outreach and community engagement for "The Homestretch," a Kartemquin Films & Spargel Productions documentary that explores broad social issues, including mental health, through the stories of three homeless teens.

About the Grantee:

Kartemquin Films is a collaborative center for documentary media makers who seek to foster a more engaged and empowered society. With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on over 48 years of being Chicago's documentary powerhouse.

Related Grantee Work

September 23, 2016

The Homestretch Wins an Emmy Award

The Homestretch won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting: Long Form.

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March 08, 2016

The Homestretch Trailer

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December 14, 2015

Federal Officials Discuss Ending Youth Homelessness at a Screening of The Homestretch

Representatives from several U.S. federal agencies participated in a screening and panel discussion of The Homestretch.

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February 19, 2015

PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Co-host a Capitol Hill Screening of The Homestretch

PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting co-hosted a Capitol Hill screening and panel discussion of The Homestretch, bringing together legislators and leaders in the field.

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February 11, 2015

The Atlantic features The Homestretch in an Article Highlighting the Complexities of Addressing Youth Homelessness

The Atlantic published a feature article "Young, Homeless—and Invisible," highlighting this documentary and the complexities of coordinating a federal policy response to youth homelessness.

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Author: Terrance F. Ross, The Atlantic