Headshot Photo of Nate Goodman
2017 Award Recipient


Project Filmmaking For Good

Location San Diego, CA

Issue Area Philanthropy

Teen filmmaker Nathaniel has found a way to use his talent to help nonprofits share their message. Through his initiative Filmmaking For Good, Nathaniel produces promotional videos and testimonials for nonprofits. He has worked with organizations such as ReSurf, which is dedicated to mentorship through surfing while helping youth build media skills. With Nathaniel’s help, ReSurf has grown from a team of five to 350 and from two high school programs to eleven.

The documentaries he filmed on Resurf’s trips to Mexico and Hawaii helped raise $100,000 in just twenty-four hours. Nathaniel has also produced videos for the Jewish Teen Foundation and the JCC. In 2016, he addressed more than 600 philanthropists at the Jewish Funders Network Conference on the subject of community involvement and filmmaking.

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Nathaniel Goodman
“It is never too late, too early, or too often TO GIVE BACK AND MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE”
Helen Diller