explore is a multimedia organization that documents leaders around the world who have devoted their lives to extraordinary causes.
- 3 GUIDING PRINCIPALS
EXPLORE'S MISSION IS THREEFOLD
TO CHAMPION THE SELFLESS ACTS OF OTHERS
explore showcases individuals who have dedicated their lives to improving the human condition. We believe they are true heroes, and hope that others will benefit from learning about their work through our films and photography and connecting with them through our minds.
TO CREATE A PORTAL INTO THE SOUL OF HUMANITY
explore archives non-profit work from all over the world, demystifying foreign people and places in order to show the common humanity we all share.
TO INSPIRE LIFELONG LEARNING
explore is for everyone who enjoys learning new things and understands that education is a lifelong pursuit. To that end, explore provides a variety of educational resources -- from articles to films and photographs to interactive maps -- to encourage everyone to "never stop learning." We like to think of ourselves as Sesame Street for adults.
- 250 FILMS + 30K PHOTOS
explore's growing library of more than 250 original films and 30,000 photographs from around the world educate, entertain, and inspire. Films cover a range of topics, including animal rights, health and human services, the environment, education, and spirituality. Founded on the principles of the film style cinéma vérité, explore anchors its content with unbiased realism
- 22 PHILANTHROPIC JOURNEYS
IT'S ABOUT KNOWLEDGE
The explore team, led by founder Charles Annenberg Weingarten, ventures out on fact-finding missions to identify potential grant recipients and to gain in-depth knowledge on global issues from the people who are involved with them every day.
- 15 MILLION DOLLARS IN GRANTS
Individuals and organizations featured in many explore films also receive explore funding in the form of Annenberg Foundation grants. To date, over $15 million has been awarded to over 100 non-profit organizations worldwide.