Projects

2024 COMPLETED PROJECTS

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Using Film to Build Awareness,
Engagement and Philanthropy

January 17, 2024 – City Club of San Francisco
Our founder, Terri Bullock, joined film producer, Sudnya Shroff (Fremont), for this engaging panel discussion and reception hosted by Caridad Partners and Forward Global.
 
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3 women answer questions in front of an audience for a panel discussion

Being Michelle Film and Panel Discussion

February 7, 2024 – Roundup Fellowship 50th Anniversary Fundraiser, Colorado Springs, CO

Since 1973, Roundup Fellowship, has created inclusive residential, academic, and community spaces for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and neurodiversity. Being Michelle is an award winning feature-length documentary film about a deaf woman with autism who survived incarceration and abuse and now uses her artwork to depict the trauma she survived and heal from her past.
 

Learn more about this project at the following links:

"The Test" Documentary Film poster with collage from panel discussion event

“The Test” Screening and Panel Discussion

April 14, 2024 – LeadingAge Leadership Summit, Washington, D.C.

The foundation partnered with the filmmakers of “The Test,” Laura Waters Hinson and Claudia Myers, to help launch the film’s impact campaign and facilitate a dinner discussion among leaders working with older adults in the mental health space at the LeadingAge Leadership Summit 2024. A panel discussion followed with one of the film’s directors, the three key subjects, and the CEO of the retirement community featured in this film.
 

Learn more about this event at the following links:

TDB Family Foundation logo and text - Proud to support CuriOdyssey as they inspire a love for science and curiousity

CuriOdyssey’s 70th Anniversary Celebration

May 2, 2024 – San Mateo, CA

TDB Family Foundation Sponsorship of “Night at the Museum.” As a nonprofit science museum and zoo, CuriOdyssey lets kids loose to observe wild animals, experiment with scientific phenomena, and let the natural world answer their questions. We treat kids like the geniuses they are. 

Learn more about CuriOdyssey

2023 COMPLETED PROJECTS

We are grateful for the opportunity to spread kindness and support work to help others thrive in our inaugural year. The following is a list of all we’ve accomplished together in 2023:

Social Impact for Education:
Opportunities, Equity, and Hope 

July 13, 2023 – BraveMaker Film Festival, July 14, 2023 – Beach Break Film Festival
Major partner for two film festival screenings, moderated a panel discussion, hosted and luncheon and VIP reception, and coordinated nonprofit impact tables focused on transformative educational opportunities in three documentary short films: Finding Ubuntu, Developing Our Future, and Barefoot Empress.
 
Learn more about this project at the following links:

The Pet Cross

August–November 2023

The Pet Cross offers free veterinary care to the pets of senior citizens, low-income families, and the homeless with a mobile vet clinic at convenient locations in Colorado Springs. The foundation provided a grant to cover basic operational expenses, introductions to other sources of funding, and technical expertise totaling over $15,000 in support.

In The Dirt – Film Screenings

September 29–October 1 and November 18, 2023

Major Sponsor for World Premiere of In the Dirt at Crested Butte Film Festival. Organizer and Host for Colorado Springs Screening of In the Dirt. Provided direct engagement and promotional support for both film screenings and support for cast members and families to attend both events. Coordinated fundraising efforts to generate support for Silver Stallion Bicycle and Coffee Works.

Learn more about this project at the following links:
Gratis 7 Productions and In the Dirt

Camera as Witness: Screening of Violins of Hope – Strings of the Holocaust

July 27, 2023
The foundation promoted this event at the Stanford Research Center and participated on the panel for this film that featured Israeli master violinmaker, Amnon Weinstein, and his efforts to restore violins from the Holocaust.

Watch Violins of Hope – Strings of the Holocaust streaming on PBS.com

Youth Documentary Academy – 10th Anniversary Events

September 7 and November 4, 2023
The foundation provided significant financial support and direct assistance for two signature events to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Colorado Springs-based Youth Documentary Academy. We also provided the initial funding and recruited additional partners for a matching gift incentive that helped to raise more than $10,000.

“A Divine Journey” Screenings

December 17, 2023 in Palo Alto, CA and December 22, 2023 in Colorado Springs, CO

The foundation hosted these two private film events to introduce people to “A Divine Journey”, and help raise financial assistance for Supportive Pillar Organisation, created to build a leadership academy for refugee orphans and help marginalized youth access education in a safe and loving environment.

The 50 Film Screening – Beach Break Film Festival

December 28, 2023
Provided direct engagement in the planning and promotion of a film festival screening, VIP reception, and moderating a panel discussion with the Director and three formerly incarcerated subjects in the film who are now actively working as peer counselors in their communities.

Learn more about this project at the following links:

The Power of Small – Kindness Film Project by Gratis 7 Films

In-Production, Release Date Spring 2024

The foundation is supporting the pre-production phase of a film on kindness, The Power of Small. In a world longing for compassion, imagine gathering a diverse group, endowing them with unexpected financial means, and setting them on a single mission: spread kindness. No rules, no supervision – just empathy as their guide.

Learn more about Gratis 7 Productions and The Power of Small

Vibrant colors illuminating beauty, joy, and hope.
Tireless movement illustrating possibility, endurance, and resilience.
Prolific pollinators inspiring collaboration, connection, and healing.

These beautiful creatures remind us
that even a single person can help transform the world,
making it a better, kinder place.
Be a hummingbird.