Grants and Special Initiatives at the Fledgling Fund

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The Fledgling Fund

A former resident of Belvedere, California, Michael T. Jackson is the founder of SFG Asset Advisors in San Francisco. After a long and successful career in the financial sector, Mr. Jackson retired and moved to Florida in 2002. Since then, he has been actively involved in a variety of charitable initiatives. Passionate about equal access to healthcare and education, human rights, social justice and women’s issues, Michael T. Jackson supports many nonprofit organizations, including the innovative efforts of The Fledgling Fund.

A private foundation established by Diana Barrett, The Fledgling Fund sponsors grants for documentary filmmakers from around the world. Grant recipients use the funding to create films and inspire social change at all levels of society, with a special focus on the underserved and underprivileged population.

In conjunction with The Fledgling Fund, Michael T. Jackson has supported numerous documentary films such as “Sin by Silence” (advocating for legal rights of domestic violence survivors), “Bully” (dedicated to raising awareness about bullying in U.S. schools), “Escape Fire” (spotlighting problems facing American healthcare system), “Inequality for All” and “American Winter” (raising awareness about poverty, economic inequality & the need for adequate social support system in the U.S.), and many other socially-minded projects.

To learn more about grants and special initiatives of The Fledgling Fund, visit


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