Mission & History

Creative Visions Foundation (CVF) is inspired by the life of Dan Eldon, an artist, adventurer and activist killed in Somalia in 1993 while covering the conflict as a photojournalist for Reuters News Agency. To honor his legacy, in 1998 his mother Kathy Eldon and sister Amy Eldon Turtletaub founded the Creative Visions Foundation, a publicly supported 501 (c) 3 organization, to help others like Dan use media and the arts to create meaningful change in the world around them.

Over the past fourteen years, CVF has incubated more than 100 projects and productions on 5 continents, by providing fiscal sponsorship, mentorship, inspiration, fundraising, connectivity, and step-by-step toolkits for launching projects. To date, our creative activists under our umbrella have touched more than 90 million people and raised more than $11.2 million to fund their projects.


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