The mission of the Full Frame Initiative is to change systems so that people and communities experiencing poverty, violence and trauma have the tools, supports and resources they need to thrive.
FFI provides consultation, technical assistance, and training to forward-thinking government agencies to reform how services are funded, regulated and delivered, so systems begin to encourage– instead of thwart— what actually works to break cycles of poverty and violence. FFI also coaches, consults with, provides tools to and convenes extraordinary organizations from around the country to help them deepen their capacity to work with people in the full frame of their lives.
The Full Frame Initiative, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 charity. We are a dynamic organization with seasoned, entrepreneurial leadership, an engaged Board of Directors, and an invested National Advisory Council.
Full frame is a term from documentary film making. To truly show a character, a film cannot just focus on the individual; rather, the filmmaker must pull the lens all the way back, filling the frame with the environment, the context, the relationships, the serendipity, the events, and the interactions that define and are defined by the character. Full Frame Interventions go beyond being holistic, to work with environment and people—and to support change in both.