About Us

About Us

Co-founded in 2005 by Robert Redford and his son and board chair, James Redford, The Redford Center harnesses the power of film, video and new media to engage people through inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action.

Drawing on the family’s multi-generational expertise in filmmaking and activism, we produce, fund and fiscally sponsor impact-driven productions that showcase stories of individuals taking action to protect and restore the planet.

Leveraging our network of issue experts and a stable of talented directors and producers, The Redford Center carefully vets each project we take on through one of our programs.

  • Redford Center Original Productions produces original impact-driven documentaries that showcase stories of people taking action to protect and restore the planet for current and future generations. Each carefully vetted project starts with a thorough analysis of the issues and is produced in-house by a nimble team of adept filmmakers. All feature length Redford Center original productions are released with an accompanying long-term community impact campaign designed to engage people with inspiring stories that galvanize environmental action.
  • Redford Center Grants provides early-stage funding to independent media makers telling hopeful stories that drive awareness, education and tangible action on a variety of environmental topics.
  • Fiscal Sponsorships extend our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status to independent filmmakers so they can solicit tax-deductible donations from individuals, foundations and other grantors.

Throughout our process, we collaborate with artists, activists, issue experts, policymakers, educators, scientists, business leaders and philanthropists. We invite issue outliers into the conversation as well so they can understand how they too can be part of the solution.

Because we believe a greater impact occurs when environmental champions join forces, The Redford Center works with change-making organizations to lead community engagement campaigns that spark conversation and galvanize environmental action.