Storm Warriors has specific projects and operational strategies in need of funding. Below are described the upcoming project initiatives that pertain to the manufacture and delivery of media tools to deserving NFP and NGO projects, and the financing objectives connected to the fixed-cost solution strategy which is part of the SWI growth and operations plan. Here are specific initiatives where your help and support is needed:
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Specific Project Fund Initiatives
Children in Mourning – Funding Target $25,000
This category is committed to support select, deserving organizations involved in aiding and relieving children who are suffering from the death and loss of a family member or friend. Selected organization(s) will be gifted with custom made media tools designed to help them succeed in fulfilling key objectives.
These objectives include:
- Direct grief support programs
- Grief support education and training
- Grief support dedicated to children arriving from war-torn regions
Families in Poverty – Funding Target $25,000
This category is committed to support select, deserving organizations involved in providing services as listed to the right:
Providing services to:
- Reduce poverty
- Provide emergency hunger and shelter
- Facilitate economic, medical and opportunity education and training to reduce risk of impoverishment
Veterans in Difficulty – Funding Target $25,000
This category is committed to support select, deserving organizations involved in providing direct services as listed to the right:
Providing services to:
- Intervene on behalf of the Veteran-in-crisis
- Provide direct counseling and material support to Veteran and family
- Establish ongoing access and support for long term associated support
Foundational Funding Initiatives
Operations Fund – Seeking matching funds for $555,000 target
At some point, SWI will want to move key Creatives in-house in order to fix majority creative costs.
Positions to be filled:
- Executive Director
- Development Director
- Supervising Producer / DP
- Second camera / gaffer / grip
- Editor / graphics / tech manager
- Associate producer / office manager
- Production Assistant/Guy or Gal Friday
Building Fund (capital drive) – Seeking matching funds for $750,000 target
In service to SWI’s mission and strategy to economically and effectively provide largely fixed-cost operations for administration, research & design, production, post-production, distribution and support for several deserving NGOs and NFPs each year, it is seeking to fund the SWI Studio & Equipment Initiative, illustrated below.
Storm Warriors International Studio
Proposed Floor Plan
In service to SWI’s mission and strategy to economically and effectively provide largely fixed-cost operations for administration, research & design, production, post-production, distribution and support for several deserving NGOs and NFPs each year, it is seeking to fund the SWI Studio & Staff Initiative, detailed below.
1–Soundstage 2-Shop 3-PropStorage 4-Men 5-Women 6-Art Storage 7-Edit/Control Suite 8-Audio Control/Record Suite 9-Camera/Grip/Expendables 10-Art/Creative Dept. 11-Front Office Storage 12-Men’s Lav/Shower 13-Men’s Dressing 14-Make-Up/Costume 15-Women’s Dressing 16-Women’s Lav/Shower 17-Office Storage 18-Lounge/Cafeteria 19-Screening Room 20-Front Office/Reception 21-Men 22-Women 23-Waiting/Casting 24-Conf. #1 25-Conf. #2 26-Office #1 27-Office #2 28-Office #3
Equipment Fund – Seeking matching funds for $250,000 target
Storm Warriors will be obtaining various production, post-production and mobile gear for additional cost control measures resulting in fixed-cost operations for better dollar-for-dollar value for clients.
Endowment Fund (set aside for managed drawdowns) – $20,000,000 goal
Unless specifically requested not to be so applied, most donations will assign 5% to the Endowment fund and will not be be used until fund target is fully obtained. Upon fund completion, annual draws will not exceed more than 2% of the fund nor exceed 20% of the annual budget.
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