The mission of the Full Frame Initiative is to change systems so that people and communities experiencing poverty, violence, trauma and oppression have the tools, supports and resources they need to thrive.
We are driven by a fundamental belief that everyone has a right to wellbeing—the needs and experiences essential for health and hope. But, everyone does not have equal access to wellbeing.
FFI partners with pioneering organizations, systems and communities across the country to fundamentally shift their focus from fixing problems to fostering wellbeing. FFI demonstrates how this shift creates lasting change for people and opens the door for greater equity in society. Through a variety of tools—from policy, practice and culture change with partners; to thought-provoking insights that challenge the field; and mobilization of those who are ready for big change—FFI reveals how a new perspective can turn into new responses. We then amplify systemic successes to spur broader action and seed a movement for wellbeing.
The Full Frame Initiative, Inc. is an independent 501(c)3 charity.
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.