Since its inception in 2012 CineCause has served as an advocate for social impact filmmakers. Founded by filmmaker, author and film festival director Jon Fitzgerald, CineCause now represents a growing global community of professional artists, their audiences and representatives of the social causes they support. In 2013 the CineCause community expanded to include leading academic researchers, technology innovators, festival professionals and industry leaders.
In 2014, CineCause embraced a complex and challenging global journey in support of the art of social impact cinema and the causes and charities that inspire the many talented independent filmmakers who create it. This journey led to the CineCause Community’s presentation of the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Festival as a global annual summit on impact and efficacy of the social-impact arts.
Peaks Foundation organizes global mountain based challenges and events for women who seek adventure, a sense of personal achievement, and an opportunity to make a positive difference in the world. Their vision is to have a world where women have the confidence and the will to lead. The mission of the Peaks Foundation is to invest in women and girls. They provide a safe-environment for women and girls to get out of their comfort zone, strip back their layers and realize how capable they truly are, while raising funds to invest financially in women and girls across the globe.
New Horizons is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping at-risk children and teens who are growing up in an environment of poverty, academic failure and hopelessness. From its humble beginnings with 20 children in 2002, New Horizons currently reaches over 350 children and teens at five locations in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero; providing over 80,000 hours of after school tutoring and mentoring annually at no cost to their families. Core values of honesty, integrity, and personal responsibility are emphasized in daily character education lessons. New Horizons provides the most vulnerabe members of our community with the opportunity to choose a different course for their lives through our seven programs listed above. We hope you will get to know more about us as you browse through our website. Be sure to contact us for further information, a tour, volunteering or the many others ways you too can be a part of changing a life forever!
The Peru's Challenge Program is dedicated to developing sustainable schools and communities in impoverished mountain villages surrounding Cusco, Peru. Peru's Challenge develops long term partnerships with local communities to empower the poorest and most vulnerable rural populations.
Wellfit Institute is a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to wellness and fitness. Wellfit Institute combines life coaching with the power of nature to help individuals create vision and find balance so they can lead a more purposeful life. The result: Adventure Therapy. For more than two decades, Wellfit Institute's Founder and Director, Jill Wheeler, has served to inspire people to achieve their greatest potential. Whether it is out on the water or on top of a mountain, Jill Wheeler strives to create transformational experiences for teens, women, men, individuals, corporate groups, and families through adventure classes, yoga, SUP yoga, workshops and annual global retreats.