NEO Partners with The Hunting Ground Film to Stop Sexual Violence on College Campuses

NEO Philanthropy is proud to partner with The Hunting Ground, a Sundance screened film that illuminates the dark epidemic of sexual violence on college campuses.

Produced by the Academy Award nominated filmmakers behind The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on victims and their families. Weaving together verité footage and first-person testimonies, the film follows survivors as they pursue their education while fighting for justice – despite harsh retaliation, harassment and pushback at every level. The film opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles February 27, and in 100 more cities in March and April. Next fall, CNN will broadcast The Hunting Ground to millions of viewers across the country.

Fueled by donations from film viewers, NEO Philanthropy will provide grants to innovative groups driving student-led campaigns, public education, policy and legislative reform, and prevention approaches. This partnership amplifies NEO Philanthropy’s longstanding efforts to support girls’ and women’s rights in areas including anti-trafficking and stopping violence against women; strengthening reproductive justice, economic security and educational equity; and bolstering girls’ leadership.

About NEO Philanthropy

Launched in 1983 as Public Interest Projects, NEO is a national leader in creating and unleashing innovative philanthropic strategies that marshal the collective resources and experience of people passionate about driving positive social change. For more information about NEO’s partnership with The Hunting Ground and gender-related investments, please contact Vice President Melinda Fine at or (212) 378-4095.

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